Graduate-entry-teaching scholarships and prizes

In addition to The Stanley and Ivy Tipper Trust, Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarships, Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship, ZONTA Club Sydney East Inc Scholarship and Government-funded scholarships, which are available to all undergraduate and graduate-entry students in the faculty, others that apply to students undertaking an MTeach are listed below.


Scholarships | Prizes

* ”Disadvantaged high school” means a school identified by the University as disadvantaged by reference to the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) or other criteria.

Scholarships

Elizabeth Brennan Scholarship for the MTeach (Early Childhood)Open

Established in the faculty in 2013 through a generous donation by The Brennan Family Foundation, this scholarship, worth $8000 for each of the two years of the recipient's studies, is open to students undertaking the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education). Applicants will need to have high-quality academic credentials and proven leadership skills and must be commencing Year 1 of their program in the year of the scholarship with the intention of completing Year 2 the following year. Scholarship continuation for the second year of study is contingent upon the recipient making satisfactory academic progress.

Applications are OPEN until midnight on 9 November 2018 for the 2019 scholarship.

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Independent schools' Teacher Education scholarships

In partnership with some of the state's most prestigious independent schools, Sydney School of Education and Social Work offers an extensive range of scholarships to students enrolled in teaching programs. Each of these scholarships is valued at $11,750 for one year only. Selection is by written application, followed by interviews for short-listed candidates. To be eligible, students will need to be about to commence their final year in 2019. The programs applicable to each scholarship are listed below the school name, together with any additional features or requirements.

International Grammar School

Scholarship recipients will be expected to spend time at the school each week (as their University program permits) in Terms 1 and 2, receive guidance from a mentor teacher, followed by an internship (the major Professional Experience) at the school where possible, across Terms 3 and 4 to participate in both academic and co-curricular activities. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences), Bachelor of Arts.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.

Pymble Ladies College

Scholarship recipients will be expected to spend time at the school each week (as their University program permits) in Terms 1 and 2, receive guidance from a mentor teacher, followed by an internship (the major Professional Experience) at the school where possible, across Terms 3 and 4 to participate in both academic and co-curricular activities. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) in humanities, science or mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences), Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.

Wenona School

Preference will be given to students who can contribute to co-curricular areas within the school. Scholarship recipients will be expected to spend time at the school each week in Terms 1 and 2, receive guidance from a mentor teacher, followed by an internship (the major Professional Experience) in Terms 3 and 4 to participate in both academic and co-curricular activities. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences), Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.

Abbotsleigh School

Scholarship recipients will be expected to spend time at the school each week (as their University program permits) in Terms 1 and 2, receive guidance from a mentor teacher, followed by an internship (the major Professional Experience) at the school where possible, across Terms 3 and 4 to participate in both academic and co-curricular activities. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) in either mathematics or English
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science for students majoring in physics or chemistry.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.

Ravenswood School for Girls

As well as being a part of the professional teaching life of the school, receiving guidance from a mentor teacher, scholarship recipients will be expected to participate in the tutorial and homework program in the Learning Resources Centre. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) for students majoring in English, mathematics or science
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences), Bachelor of Arts for students majoring in English, TESOL, mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science for students majoring in mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science for students majoring in science.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.

Ascham School

Scholarship recipients will have exceptional academic merit. Successful applicants will be expected to spend time at the school each week in Terms 1 and 2 (as their University program permits; receive guidance from a mentor teacher followed by an internship (the major Professional Experience) across Terms 3 and 4; and participate in both academic and co-curricular activities. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) for students whose curriculum areas of study include English, mathematics, science or commerce/economics
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) for students whose second curriculum area of study is English, mathematics, science or commerce/economics
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences), Bachelor of Arts for students whose curriculum areas of study include English, mathematics, science or commerce/economics
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science for students whose curriculum areas of study include English, mathematics, science or commerce/economics
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science for students whose curriculum areas of study include English, mathematics, science or commerce/economics.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.

Newington College

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be specialising in one or two of the following: mathematics, physics, chemistry, drama, English, history or philosophy, and be able to contribute to the curricular and co-curricular life of the college. Recipients will be expected to spend time at the school each week (as their University program permits) in Terms 1 and 2, receive guidance from a mentor teacher, followed by an internship (the major Professional Experience) at the school where possible, across Terms 3 and 4 to participate in both academic and co-curricular activities. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences), Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary).

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.

Redlands

Scholarship recipients will be expected to spend time at the school each week for about five hours in Terms 1 and 2, receive guidance from a mentor teacher, followed by an internship (the major Professional Experience) across Terms 3 and 4 to participate in both academic and co-curricular activities. Selection will be by written application, followed by interviews for short-listed candidates.. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary).
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Human Movement and Health Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences), Bachelor of Arts

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.

Shore School

Scholarship recipients will be expected to contribute to the curricular and co-curricular life of the school in areas such as drama, debating, sport, music and games. They will be expected to be present in the school about five hours a week (as their University timetable permits), receive guidance from a mentor teacher, and undertake an internship (the major Professional Experience) at the school when possible. The successful recipient may also be given preference for employment opportunities after graduation should a position become available. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Science), Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.

St Ignatius' College Riverview

Recipients will be expected to spend time at the school each week (as their University program permits) in Terms 1 and 2, receive guidance from a mentor teacher, and complete their internship (the major Professional Experience) at the school where possible, across Terms 3 and 4 to participate in both academic and co-curricular activities. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Science), Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.

Trinity Grammar School

Up to two scholarships are offered by Trinity Grammar School each year in the curriculum areas of English, science, mathematics and commerce/economics. Applicable programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Science), Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2019.



Marion Macaulay Bequest Master of Teaching Scholarship

Marion Macaulay was a graduate of the University of Sydney who spent many years in the teaching profession and was closely associated with women's and educational professional associations. She bequeathed her estate to the University of Sydney to be applied in the area of humanities. This scholarship, valued at $6000 is open to Master of Teaching students who will commence their internship in the semester in which they apply. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and a personal statement.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2018.



NSW Teachers Guild MTeach Internship Scholarship

This is an annual $1000 scholarship donated by the NSW Teachers Guild for a student in the second year of the MTeach, to support them during their Internship. The successful applicant will have shown evidence, through coursework and other achievements, of their:

  • professional approach and commitment to a career in teaching
  • potential to make a significant contribution to the profession
  • understanding of contemporary issues facing the profession
  • knowledge of schools systems and the education community
  • ability to articulate a coherent philosophy of teaching
  • understanding of human learning and its relation to teaching approaches.

Applications OPEN for three weeks each April for scholarships take affect that year.



SDN Children's Services Aunts Fry Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to preservice students who have shown particular courage, compassion and concern for children in need or with disabilities. To be eligible for this scholarship, students will need to be undertaking study in social work, special education or early-childhood education. The value of this scholarship will be $2000 for one year only, and shall be granted to a student who would be available to undertake her/his professional experience/internship/field education with SDN Children's Services in the year covered by the scholarship. Scholarship applicants must have completed first year (minimum) of a bachelor degree in social work, special education or early-childhood education, and have maintained a credit average or higher for the duration of the degree. Eligible programs at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work are:

  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work.

Applications have closed for the 2018 scholarship. Applications for the 2019 scholarship OPEN in December 2018 and close in April 2019.


Teachers Mutual Bank Future Teacher Scholarships

These 10 scholarships of $6000 are awarded annually to students in teacher-training programs who have completed one year of either an undergraduate program or a Master of Teaching in NSW, ACT, NT and WA. They cover study-related expenses such as course fees or board and lodging.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2018.

Further information and applications



NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarships

The NSW Teachers Federation funds a number of scholarships each worth $4000. In 2018, 15 scholarships, in five categories, will be awarded to students enrolled in a teacher-education course at tertiary institutions. 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. The categories are:

  • all future teachers
  • future teachers that identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
  • future teachers from a rural or remote area
  • future teachers in their first year of a teacher-education program
  • future teachers from a language background other than English.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take affect in 2018.


teach.NSW scholarships

The NSW Department offers a range of scholarships designed to assist students enrolled, or intending to enrol in teacher-education programs across the state. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.



Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarships

Marion Macaulay was a graduate of the University of Sydney who spent many years in the teaching profession and was closely associated with women's and educational professional associations. She bequeathed her estate to the University of Sydney to be applied in the area of humanities. These scholarships are offered to coursework students currently enrolled in the Faculty of Arts or the Sydney School of Education and Social Work who will be travelling overseas for the purpose of gaining credit towards their degrees, either in the form of approved exchange or an approved professional experience such as an internship or practicum. The value of the scholarship is $7500 regardless of the destination or duration of stay; recipients who already hold a scholarship of $5000 or more will receive $5000.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take affect in 2018.


ZONTA Club Sydney East Inc Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to support one mature-age female student per year to complete a degree or undertake a research project. Preference will be given to candidates who are making a career change, or applying for support for a professional-experience internship, field-education placement, or research project with a strong social-improvement focus.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take affect in 2018.


Master of Teaching Scholarships in mathematics and physics

These scholarships, valued at $6000 a year for the two years of the MTeach program, are available for Sydney University science graduates (a Bachelor of Science or related degree) who have an exceptional academic record and enrol to qualify to teach either secondary mathematics (single or double method), or science (single or double method, specialising in physics).

Applications have closed for scholarships that take affect in 2018.


Prizes for course achievement

Colin Gladstone Harrison Family Scholarship

This prize of $1500 is awarded to an honours' student in the final year of a MTeach(Primary) or BEd(Primary) whose research is in the area of primary curriculum development.

John Cassim Creative Arts Award: Music

This annual prize of $1500 is awarded to an Education student who – on the basis of examination results and in the opinion of the relevant program coordinator – excels in music pedagogy.

Tuh Fuh and Ruby Lee Memorial Prize in Education

This prize, established by gifts from Dr Kang Wong and Ms Esther Wong in memory of Ms Wong's parents, is valued at $300. It is awarded each year to the student who attains the highest grade for a research-related unit of study undertaken in the final year of a teaching degree.