Fifteen NSW Teachers Federation's Future Teacher Scholarships were presented at Annual Conference today (Sunday).
“This year, we had 65 applications from students at 14 universities,” Nicole Calnan, Federation Membership and Training Officer told the conference.
The scholarships, worth $4,000, are an example of Federation's ongoing commitment to building and supporting the teaching profession in public schools and in supporting the next generation of activists.
This year, the Federation has increased the number of scholarships from 14 to 15, by adding the John Kaye Scholarship, awarded to an applicant who demonstrates a strong commitment to the environment and/or social justice.
Sydney-based Prince Aydin, who is studying at the University of Sydney, was awarded this scholarship. Growing up in a working-class refugee family, being assigned female at birth, navigating a disability, and belonging to the GLBTIQ+ rainbow, has launched Prince into becoming a loyal unionist and activist who has recruited more than 20 student members to Federation this year.
The other recipients are:
Future Teachers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- Anthony Celi (Charles Sturt University, Wagga)
- Joanne Hine (University of Sydney)
Future Teacher from a Language Background Other Than English
- Natalie Leung (University of Sydney)
Future Teacher in their first year of a Teacher Training Course
- Bonnie Goodsell (University of Wollongong)
- Keegan Jacobson (University of New England, Armidale)
Future Teacher from a rural or remote area
- Reece Holland (University of Newcastle)
- Acacia Howarth (University of New England, Armidale)
Open to all Future Teachers
- Raelene Oliver (Charles Sturt University, Bathurst)
- Emily Young (University of Technology, Sydney)
- Danielle Ward (University of Newcastle)
- Natalie Bell (University of Technology, Sydney)
- Alison Noble (University of Sydney)
- Robert Morrison (University of New England Armidale)
- Isabella Thompson (University of Wollongong)