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The Chris Crerar Reconciliation Scholarship

A UTAS scholarship has been set up in memory of Chris Crerar, a respected and committed member of the Reconciliation Tasmania team.

Reconciliation Tasmania is proud to announce a new scholarship created in the memory of our colleague Chris Crerar.

The Chris Crerar Reconciliation Scholarship is available to a Tasmanian Aboriginal student commencing a Bachelor degree for the first time, in any discipline, at the University of Tasmania from Semester 1, 2025.

The $5000 a year scholarship ($25,000 over five years) aims to provide financial support for the duration of the undergraduate degree, and to offer the successful applicant opportunities to connect with Reconciliation Tasmania.

Chris was a cherished staff member at Reconciliation Tasmania for a number of years. This scholarship, sponsored by Reconciliation Tasmania and funded via donations, recognises his contribution to the Tasmanian community throughout his life.

[Watch a short video tribute to Chris here.]

In particular, Chris had a commitment to pursuing social justice and equity for Tasmania’s First Peoples. He used his media skills to create greater awareness, understanding and action toward Closing the Gap and self-determination. This scholarship reflects these aspirations.

Applications for the scholarship will open from 31 August 2024 and close on 31 October 2024.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the UTAS website from August 31 to view the full scholarship details and apply online.