Undergraduate-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 a BEd 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)



Sydney Scholars ProgramOpen

These scholarships are available to school leavers entering the University and are awarded on a combination of school-examination results, ATAR and other achievements such as leadership, creativity and communication skills. They range in value from $6000–10,000, and in duration from 1–5 years (the latter covers combined degrees).

Applications are OPEN until 5pm, 30 September 2016 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications



New Colombo Plan scholarships

Funded by the Australian Government, the New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program (NCPSP) provides opportunities for high-achieving Australian undergraduate students to undertake study, participate in an internship/mentorship and receive intensive language training in the Indo-Pacific region. The program also encourages students to participate in community engagement and advocacy in relation to the program. The scholarship provides students with up to $67,000, comprising travel and establishment allowances, a monthly location stipend, and health and travel insurance for the duration of their overseas program. The following 38 Indo-Pacific locations are included in the program: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam. Applicants for the 2017 program need to:

  • have an expected WAM of 80 per cent or better for their undergraduate course by the end of Semester One, 2016
  • be an Australian citizen (dual citizens must be going to a third country)
  • be between 18 and 28 (inclusive) years of age at 1 January 2017
  • be an enrolled undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of their bachelor or honours degree
  • plan to transfer academic credit from their overseas study towards their University of Sydney course.

In addition, the applicant's proposed scholarship program:

  • needs to be a full-time study program (for which they will receive full credit)
  • needs to commence overseas between 1 January 2017 and before 31 December 2017
  • may also incorporate an internship/mentorship component of up to six months' duration, for which credit may be granted – this is not mandatory but it is favourably considered.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Further information and applications



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 effect in 2016.



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.


James Wolfensohn Travelling Scholarship

This one-semester scholarship, which is worth $5000, is awarded annually to a full-time student who is an Australian citizen enrolled in the later years of an undergraduate degree (excluding honours). Proposed studies must be approved by the faculty concerned and count towards the applicant's degree. Preference will be given to students who wish to undertake their studies at an institution in Asia. The scholarship was established by donations received to mark the occasion when James Wolfensohn, one of the University’s most distinguished alumni, was conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Economics in September 1997. Its aim is to promote international understanding and advance the academic development of students by enabling them to spend part of their degree in an approved overseas institution where they will undertake studies. Applications are assessed on the basis of academic merit, purpose/appropriateness of the intended study, and contribution the overseas experience will make to the applicant's personal and professional development.

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 are closed for the 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

GS Caird Scholarships

Two of these scholarships, each worth $2500 are awarded annually in recognition of proficiency in the BEd. One is given to a student for work in Year 2; the other to a student for work in Year 3.

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 late 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.

Newcombe Hodge Essay Prize

This prize of $310 is given for outstanding essay in any unit of study in Education II or Education III.

Headfort School Prize

This prize, of $250, or an amount determined by the faculty, is given for proficiency in Education III.

The Teachers Mutual Bank Prize

The Teachers Mutual Bank will provide two prizes of $500 each in 2015, for education students. The top-achieving students in the final year of undergraduate study in each education program will be nominated by their program director, and then ranked according to AAM. The prize will be awarded at the completion of the academic year for the academic work completed by the winners in that year.