Madison Williams, PhD student and First Nations’ Futures Programme Scholarship recipient 2017 shares her unique experience with you.
The First Nations’ Futures Programme was a great experience where we got to spend two weeks at Stanford University learning about indigenous economies, the environment, and indigenous development. It was a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures, while sharing our own, at one of the most renowned university’s in the world.
From the time we arrived we were surrounded by inspiring leaders who shared their knowledge and experience with us. The other fellows were so supportive and we learned a lot from one another throughout the programme.
The programme provided me with the opportunity to develop my ideas and reflect on how my work can benefit my people. It was a challenging and rewarding experience, which encouraged personal growth. It was a great privilege to participate and a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The First Nations’ Futures Programme provides an unrivalled opportunity for aspiring Ngāi Tahu leaders and other Māori postgraduate students to gain access to leading international research and thinking within a uniquely indigenous context. Applications are also invited from Ngāi Tahu and other Māori undergraduate students who are close to completion of their degree and who intend to apply for postgraduate study in 2018-2019. The First Nations’ Futures Programme is held at Stanford University for two weeks in October/November every year.
Submit your application now> Applications close Thursday 31 May, 2018.