Future Teacher Scholarship FAQ's

Can part-time students apply?

Yes. All students who are enrolled in an Education degree, studying full time or part time are eligible to apply.

What are the odds of receiving a scholarship?

The number of applications for each scholarship category varies each year. Your original written response demonstrating that you ‘understand the value of public education, the value of unions to society and your commitment to both’ will be the major deciding factor in the Committee’s determination of the successful recipients.

Do I have to put in an application for each category?

No. In your application, you can nominate each category under which you would like your application considered, but you must complete the corresponding section i.e. if you identify as Aboriginal and are also from a rural or remote area, you may apply under each category but MUST complete both section G and section I in order to be considered for both.

What if I forget to include something?

Any applications with missing or incomplete information by the application deadline of Friday 14 May 2021 will not qualify for consideration. If incomplete or missing information is submitted before the application deadline it will be included with your application.

If you do not provide information or a response to support consideration under a specific category, your application will be considered under the Open category only.

Who can be my referee?

Your referee must be a financial member of the NSW Teachers Federation but not a student member. Your referee can be a family member. A personal reference (written by a referee), is a reference provided by someone who knows you and can attest to your character and abilities. It is important that this person be known to you so that you get the most out of your reference.

The NSW Teachers Federation cannot supply you with a list of our members that live in your area as that would be a breach of confidentiality. We suggest contacting the school you attended, or a school where you have done professional experience, for a referee.

How do I know if my application has been successful?

Applications submitted online will receive an automated acknowledgement. All applicants will have their application receipt acknowledged by email.

Applications are evaluated by the Future Teacher Scholarship Committee. The Committee’s recommendations are then submitted to the NSW Teachers Federation Executive for endorsement.

All applicants will receive a letter advising them of the outcome of their application. This is usually sent out by early June, however, timing varies slightly each year.

How can the scholarship be used?

The scholarship is provided to assist with educational expenses directly related to teacher training, such as a laptop, textbooks, computer software, stationery, printing etc. Receipts may be required to verify any expenses claimed.

Federation may contact you regarding opportunities for the promotion of the scholarship and public education.