The Anamalia Taufa Memorial Prize has been established to encourage students from Mabel Park State High School (MPSHS) pursue tertiary studies at Griffith University.
This award is to honour a past student of Griffith University (GU) and Mabel Park State High School (MPSHS), Anamalia Taufa, who perished alongside her two baby girls and eight other members of her family in the Slacks Creek house fire of 2011.
Value - $1,000 paid in a single payment.
Can I apply?
To be eligible you must:
- be a Senior (year 12) student at Mabel Park State High School in 2018
- be enrolled in OP eligible subjects at Mabel Park State High School in 2018
- be applying for, or have eligible admission into, study at Griffith University commencing in 2019, either full time or part time study
Candidates are not required to have Australian citizenship to be eligible
What do I include in my application?
To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:
- Secondary Education History- will you be receiving an OP? Are you at Mabel Park State High School?
- Leadership and Community- Demonstrated leadership qualities either within the school community or the wider community.
- Referee details- Supporting reference to support your leadership qualities, either within the school community or the wider community.
- Personal statements
- Career goals and aims- why do you want to study at university? What are your goals?
- Scholarship benefit – How do you intend to use the award money?
- Community involvement – outline your involvement either within the school community or the wider community. (optional)
The prize is valued at $1,000, paid in a single payment.
Payment is made up to six weeks after the Census Date on confirmation of your enrolment at Griffith University.
The Anamalia Taufa Memorial Prize is given by the Taufa family and Misi Matauaina in honour of an incredible young woman. Anamalia was an incredibly bright and determined young woman. She was school captain and successful in all areas of school life: academic, sporting and cultural. Anamalia possesed an inquiring mind combined with a dedication and commitment to her school work. While studying at Griffith University she faced the challenge of raising two baby girls. It is hoped that this prize encourages the recipient to never give up regardless of what lies ahead.
The Anamalia Taufa Memorial Prize is funded by the Taufa family and the community. The funds are held and managed by the Logan House Fire Support Network, a charity established in response to the Taufa family fire and remaining in close connection to the family and community.
Payment is made, after census, on confirmation that you are enrolled at Griffith University and still meet eligibility requirements.
Applications, including Referee Reports, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.
Offers are made via email. Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.