E.J. Connellan Award Conditions

  1. AIM: The aim of the E.J. Connellan Award is to give the opportunity, by the provision of financial support, to people living in Outback Australia to undertake further studies or research of a kind not otherwise readily available to them.
  2. TIMELINE: Applications for this award are considered once a year.  Applications open on December 1 and close on January 31 each year. The Trust’s decision will be notified to applicants by March 31 each year.
  3. APPLICATIONS: All Application and Acquittal forms can be downloaded as a word document from the Trust website, filled in and uploaded with attachments online or posted to the Executive Officer at P.O. Box 979 Alice Springs NT  Australia 0870.
  4. ELIGIBILITY:  Awards can only be made to those who live on stations or in small settlements in Outback Australia, or residents of the larger outback centres of Australia who provide assistance to those described above.
    a) There are no specific pre-requisites for applicants.  Merit is the primary criterion, based on either past or demonstrated ability for future achievement in any endeavour acceptable to the Connellan Airways Trust.
    b) Awards can only be given to Australian Nationals and permanent residents of Australia.
  5. AWARD CATEGORIES: Two awards may be granted: Junior 16 – 25 years of age and Senior 26 years of age and over.  There is no upper age limit but awards will usually be made to persons who have the potential to make a major contribution in the area of their endeavour.
  6. CONTRACT: An awardee will be expected to make a financial contribution to the programme of 30% of the total estimated expenses. The board in special circumstances will consider a variation to the awardee’s contribution.
  7. CONTRIBUTION:  An awardee will be expected to make a financial contribution to the programme of at least 30% of the total estimated expenses.
  8. LIABILITY:  The liability of the Trust for an award will be limited to the amount defined when the award is offered.
  9. INSURANCE:  An awardee will be responsible for insurance cover, if required, during the period of the Award.
  10. EXTENSION OF AWARD: If an awardee’s circumstances change the Trust may grant an extension of the stated period of the award.
  11. TERMINATION OF AWARD:  The Trust may suspend or terminate an award:   
    a) on request from an awardee;
    b) following unsatisfactory performance reports;
    c) on failure to observe award conditions;
    d) if the awardee brings the Trust into disrepute through misconduct or illegal behaviour
  12. UNUSED FUNDS: Any award funding that cannot be utilised within the terms of the original application and award contract must be returned to the Trust.
  13. SERVICE TO THE OUTBACK: Applicants should satisfy the Trust that they intend to return to Outback Australia, or show how they intend to assist residents of such areas.
  14. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants must use the attached application form and observe the preferred length for their answers.  Additional information can be provided as attachments to the form.
  15. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE TRUST: All applicants are expected to take every opportunity to publicise and acknowledge the work of the Trust.  Any written article describing the work of the Trust must be approved by the Executive Officer prior to publication.
  16. ACQUITTAL OF AWARD: The grant must be formally acquitted each year of the award. Documentation should include a brief report on activities and major areas of expenditure, promotion of the Trust and exam results if applicable.
For further information contact the Executive Officer of the Trust - 1800 733 810.

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