Students enrolled in NESA-accredited initial teacher education programs in NSW may be interested in Federation’s Future Teacher Scholarships.
The scholarships are part of Federation’s ongoing commitment to the teaching profession in public schools and is one of the many ways Federation supports its student members.
Awardees can use their $4000 scholarship to help with educational expenses directly related to their teacher training, such as a laptop, textbooks, computer software and stationery.
A former scholarship recipient said that while the scholarship was helpful in easing financial strain during her practicum, there were other benefits. “The scholarship helped me gain recognition at several schools and allowed me as a new teacher to feel more confident to engage in experienced teacher networks and during school Union meetings.”
Federation student members (studying full or part time) may apply for a Future Teacher Scholarship. Not a member? Student membership of the union is free; click here to join.
Federation’s Future Teacher Scholarships Committee will award up to 15 scholarships to successful applicants across the following categories:
- Future teachers (open to all applicants)
- Future teachers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- Future teachers from a rural or remote area (significant distance from the nearest tertiary institution)
- Future teachers in their first year of a teacher education program
- Future teachers from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
One scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates a strong commitment to the environment and social justice causes, in memory of the late John Kaye.
Applicants may nominate for more than one category of scholarship in their application, if appropriate.
Past scholarship recipients have proudly attended public schools and demonstrated a strong desire to work in the public education system.
Applications close on 6 May at 5pm. Student members can log into the Members Portal to apply.
For further information, contact the Membership and Training Officer via [email protected] or phone (02) 9217 2100.
A poster is available for download here. Feel free to display it in your educational institution or workplace.