This scholarship was established in memory of the distinguished Indigenous Australian, Ken Wanganeen. Mr Wanganeen started his career in the Administrative Trainee Scheme and later became Assistant Secretary in the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. He was committed to developing constructive ways of bringing the people of Australia together. The annual scholarship is awarded to an Indigenous student to gain insight into the political process, develop influential networks and develop as a young leader through the Australian National Internship Program. This is similar to the scheme which Ken benefited enormously from.