Delean awarded Vice-Chancellor's Cadetship 

Delean Holtze with CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Garnett

Lorraine Martin and Delean Holtze

Delean Holtze, second year Bachelor of Arts and Education student, has been announced the 2006 recipient of the Charles Darwin University (CDU) four-year Higher Education cadetship for Indigenous students worth $60,000.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Cadetships are a part of a career development program.

The cadetships are offered to students both during and after completion of their tertiary studies and provide the opportunity for high achieving Indigenous people to be employed in the University.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Garnett presented the cadetship to Delean at a ceremony last week at the Casuarina Campus.

“The aim of these cadetships is to assist high achieving Indigenous students enroll in and successfully complete an undergraduate degree,” Professor Garnett said.

“The award represents Charles Darwin University’s commitment to advancing Indigenous access to tertiary education and employment in University management.”

The cadetships are part of the National Indigenous Cadetship Program (NCIP) that is funded by Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

Delean commenced her studies at CDU in April 2006 and is now in the second year of her Bachelor Arts and Education following a transfer back to the Territory from Western Australia.

Under the terms of the cadetship, Delean will receive ongoing academic mentoring and Professor Garnett will take a personal interest in her progress.

Successful completion of her Bachelor will position Delean to gain graduate employment in university management.

Successful recipients of the Vice Chancellor’s Indigenous University Career Cadetships have demonstrated academic excellence and a proven commitment of pursuing a career in university management. Current Year 12 students studying in the Northern Territory are encouraged to apply.

The Vice Chancellor’s Cadetships program was introduced in 2005 with Delean being only the second recipient of the prestigious award. In 2005 the award was won by Lorraine Martin who is studying a Bachelor of Governance and Public Sector Management.