Undergraduate-teaching scholarships and prizes

In addition to the 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

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, or 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 is in her/his final year of study, and would be offered to undertake her/his professional experience/
internship/field education placement at a relevant SDN Children's Services site, Sydney.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2014.

Further information and applications (pdf, 168kB)

Independent schools' scholarships

In partnership with some of the state's most prestigious independent schools, the faculty offers an extensive – and growing – range of scholarships to students enrolled in teaching programs. Each of these scholarships is valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only.

Ravenswood School for Girls Teacher Education Scholarship

Ravenswood School for Girls will be offering scholarships (valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only) in 2014 to a student of exceptional academic merit who is majoring in English, mathematics or science and who are undertaking their final year (in 2014) in the Master of Teaching (Secondary); or Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences), Bachelor of Arts; or Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science. The successful recipients will be expected to be present in the school approximately five hours a week (as their university program permits); receive guidance from a mentor teacher; and undertake professional experience at the school when possible.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2014.

Further information and applications (pdf, 127kB)

Ascham School Scholarship

Ascham School for Girls will be offering scholarships (valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only) in 2014 to students of exceptional academic merit who are undertaking their final year (in 2014) in the Master of Teaching (Primary Education) or students in their final year (in 2014) in the Bachelor of Education (Primary Education). The recipient will have exceptional academic merit and be expected to contribute to the curricular and co-curricular life at Ascham. The successful recipients will be expected to be present in the school approximately five hours a week (as their university program permits); receive guidance from a mentor teacher; and undertake professional experience at the school when possible.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2014.

Further information and applications (pdf, 115kB)

The Newington College Teacher Education Scholarship

Newington College will be offering scholarships (valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only) in 2014 to students in the final year (in 2014) of Bachelor of Education (combined degree program) or students in their final year (in 2014) of the Masters of Teaching, with a specialty in one of the following secondary teaching areas: mathematics, physics or chemistry. The recipient will have an exceptional academic merit and contribute to the curricular and co-curricular life of Newington College. The successful recipients will be expected to be present in the school approximately five hours a week (as their university program permits); receive guidance from a mentor teacher; and undertake professional experience at the school when possible.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2014.

Further information and applications (pdf, 131kB)

Redlands Teacher Education Scholarship

Redlands will be offering scholarships (valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only) in 2014 to students of exceptional academic merit who are undertaking their final year of study (in 2014) for a teaching qualification: Year 4 of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood, Primary, or Human Movement and Health Education); Year 5 of the combined Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science; or Year 2 of the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary). The successful recipient will be expected to be present in the school approximately five hours a week (as their university program permits); receive guidance from a mentor teacher; and undertake professional experience at the school when possible.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2014.

Further information and applications (pdf, 115kB)

Shore Scholarship

Shore will be offering scholarships (valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only) in 2014 to students in their final years of a Bachelor of Education combined or single degree, or the final year (in 2014) of a Master of Teaching, who have demonstrated exceptional academic merit. The successful recipient 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. The successful recipient would be expected to be present in the school approximately five hours a week (as their university timetable permits); will receive guidance from a mentor teacher; and will undertake professional experience at the school when possible. The successful recipient may also be given preference for employment opportunities after graduation if a position becomes available.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2014.

Further information and applications (pdf, 131kB)


Walter & Eliza Hall Scholarship for Students Studying Special Needs Education

The Walter & Eliza Hall Scholarship for Students Studying Special Needs Education was established to ensure that the absence of money does not stand in the way of a selected person's ability to achieve their maximum potential in terms of a formal tertiary education. The scholarship, which is especially aimed at students who wish to teach in the area of special-needs education, covers a period of one year only. It is valued at $6000. Ideally, the award should be used to cover the costs of essential education items such as computers, textbooks and/or additional tutoring required by a student to enhance their studies. Funds may be used for living expenses, but this is not preferable. Funds must be used for the direct benefit of the student only. Applicants must be Australian citizens in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit. They must also have completed at least 48 credit points of a full-time degree in teaching as a Commonwealth-Supported student.

Applications are closed for scholarships that take affect in 2014.

Further information

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 2014.

University of Sydney Scholarships

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 are awarded at two levels, 'Entry', which lasts for the first year of university studies and 'Merit', which lasts for the duration of the degree.

Applications are closed for scholarships that take effect in 2014.

Further information | applications (pdf, 231kB)

NSW DEC – 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, mathematics or English. 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 close in late September of the year prior to the initial scholarship year.

Further information and applications

Teachers Credit Union Future Teacher Scholarships Open

These five 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 the end of January.

Further information and applications


NSW Teachers Federation Trainee Teacher Scholarships

The Retired Teachers Association funds a number of $4000 Trainee Teacher Scholarships through the NSW Teachers Federation. In 2012, 14 scholarships were awarded in NSW.

Applications are closed for scholarships that take effect in 2013.

Further information and applications


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.