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


Scholarships

Independent schools' Teacher Education scholarshipsAll Open for 2017

In partnership with some of the State's most prestigious Independent Schools, the faculty offers an extensive range of scholarships to students enrolled in teaching programs. Each of these scholarships is valued at $11,500 for one year only. Selection will be 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 2017. The programs applicable to each scholarship are listed below the school name, together with any additional features or requirements.

International Grammar SchoolOpen

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 are OPEN until 5pm, 12 October 2016 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 35.9kB)

Pymble Ladies CollegeOpen

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 humanities or science
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences), Bachelor of Arts.

Applications are OPEN until 5pm, 12 October 2016 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 31.1kB)

Wenona SchoolOpen

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) for students majoring in mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science.

Applications are OPEN until 5pm, 12 October 2016 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 35.3kB)

Abbotsleigh SchoolOpen

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.

Applications are OPEN until 5pm, 12 October 2016 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 30.1kB)

Ravenswood School for GirlsOpen

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 are OPEN until 5pm, 12 October 2016 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 34.2kB)

Ascham SchoolOpen

Scholarship recipients will have exceptional academic merit and preference will be given to students who can contribute to co-curriculum areas within the school. Successful applicants 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) across 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: Human Movement and Health Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences), Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science.
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary Education).

Applications are OPEN until 5pm, 12 October 2016 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 36.9kB)

Newington CollegeOpen

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 are OPEN until 5pm, 12 October 2016 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 54.2kB)

RedlandsOpen

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:

  • 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
  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Applications are OPEN until 5pm, 12 October 2016 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 34.4kB)

Shore SchoolOpen

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 (Secondary: Human Movement and Health 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 are OPEN until 5pm, 12 October 2016 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 34.4kB)

St Ignatius' College RiverviewOpen

Scholarships are awarded to teacher education students about to commence their final year in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) program. 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.

Further information and applications (pdf, 51kB)



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 2016. Scholarship applicants must have completed a minimum of Year 1 of one of the following programs:

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

Applications have closed for scholarships that take affect in 2016.


Marion Macaulay Bequest Master of Teaching Scholarships

Marion Macaulay bequeathed her estate to the University to be applied for the purposes of the University in the area of humanities. Miss Macaulay was a graduate of the University in both arts and education and spent many years in the teaching profession. She was closely associated with women's and education-profession associations. The bequest was established in 1995. Applicants must be intending to enrol in the MTeach and complete their internship in the 2015 academic year. Assessment will be based on entry scores to the MTeach and other measures of merit, including a personal statement. These scholarships are valued at $6000 and cover one semester only.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take affect in 2016.


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 have closed for scholarships that take affect in 2016.


Elizabeth Brennan Scholarship for the MTeach (Early Childhood)

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 2016 with the intention of completing Year 2 in 2017. Scholarship continuation for the second year of study is contingent upon the recipient making satisfactory academic progress.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take affect in 2016.


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 2016.


NSW Teachers Federation Future Teacher Scholarships

The NSW Teachers Federation funds a number of scholarships each worth $4000. In 2016, 14 scholarships, in five categories, will be awarded to students enrolled in a teacher-education course at tertiary institutions. 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 training course
  • future teachers from a language background other than English.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take affect in 2016.


Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarships: STEM Scholarship

Established in 2015 through a generous donation, the Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarships, (STEM Scholarship), worth $12,000 per year for two years, is offered annually to a student enrolling to study mathematics and/or science curriculum units in the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent academic credentials and personal qualities that indicate they are committed to teaching and working in a disadvantaged school. They must also be enrolling in Year 1 of their MTeach in 2016, to be completed at the end of 2017. At the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work, scholarship recipients who are employed in a disadvantaged high school* after graduating may be appointed as a University of Sydney STEM School Ambassador for up to two years, and will receive a stipend of $6300 in their first year and $5414 in their second.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2016.

* ”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.


Teachers Mutual Bank Future Teacher Scholarships

These eight scholarships of $5000 are awarded annually to students enrolled in teacher training courses and Master of Education programs in NSW, ACT, NT and WA. They cover study-related expenses such as course fees or board and lodging. Four scholarships are awarded to students in undergraduate courses and one to a student undertaking graduate-entry or postgraduate study.

Applications are OPEN each year from September to mid January.

Further information and applications



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 Faculty 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 effect in 2016.


Catholic Education Office Teach-Ready program

Each year, commencing in 2016, The Catholic Education Office will offer part-time employment as a paraprofessional to as many as 20 high-achieving final-year teacher-education students. Successful candidates will be employed two days a week in a Sydney Catholic school, supported by a mentor, whilst completing their final year at university.

Upon successful completion if the program, participants will be supported in gaining employment in a Sydney Catholic school. To be eligible, applicants must be in the final year of their initial teacher-education course; be supportive of the ethos and values of Catholic education, as expressed in the Principles of Employment in Sydney Catholic Schools (pdf, 528kB). Unless they are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, they must be studying one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) for students majoring in mathematics or science
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary), for students with a strong interest or specialisation in primary mathematics or numeracy.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2016.


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, the details of which are described briefly below, are awarded on a competitive basis.

Teacher Education Scholarships

Scholarship holders must be undertaking an initial-teaching qualification for employment as a special education teacher or as a secondary school teacher of science (with physics), mathematics or selected Technical and Applied Studies (TAS). The scholarship comprises a $5000 annual training allowance for the duration of the degree. After qualifying as teachers, scholarship recipients will be guaranteed permanent employment in a NSW public school at an agreed location and awarded a further $3000 to assist with relocation.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Teacher Education Scholarships – Aboriginal

Scholarship holders must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and enrolled (or intending to enrol) in initial teacher-education studies at a recognised Australian University or tertiary institution that meets the BOSTES academic requirements for employment as a teacher in a primary or secondary school. The scholarship comprises a $5000 annual training allowance for the duration of the degree. After qualifying as teachers, scholarship recipients will be guaranteed permanent employment in a NSW public school for a minimum of three years at an agreed location and awarded a further $3000 to assist with relocation.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Incentive Scholarships

Scholarship holders must be about to enter their final year of an initial-teaching qualification for employment as a special education teacher or as a secondary school teacher of science (with physics), mathematics or selected Technical and Applied Studies (TAS). The scholarship comprises a $2500 allowance for the year and, after qualifying as teachers, scholarship recipients will be guaranteed permanent employment in a NSW public school at an agreed location for a minimum of three consecutive years and awarded a further $1000 to assist with relocation.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2017.



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.