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

Independent schools' Teacher Education scholarships All Open for 2015

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.

Wenona School Scholarship Open

The Wenona School Scholarship provides a wonderful opportunity for Faculty of Education and Social Work final-year preservice students to experience the culture of this leading independent school. Up to two Wenona School Teacher Education Scholarships will be available annual. Each is valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only. To be eligible for this scholarship students will need to be about to commence their final year in one of the following 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.

Recipient/s will be students of exceptional academic merit and selection will be by consideration of written application, followed by interviews for short-listed candidates. Preference will be given to students who can contribute to co-curricular areas within the school. Recipient/s will be expected to spend time at the school each week in Terms 1 and 2, followed by an internship in Terms 3 and 4.

Applications are now OPEN for scholarships that take effect in 2015.

Further information and applications (pdf, 154kB)

Ravenswood School for Girls Teacher Education Scholarship Open

The Ravenswood School Scholarship is provided by the Ravenswood School for Girls and offers a unique opportunity to work closely with this leading independent school. The scholarship is valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only, and will be awarded to a student of exceptional academic merit. In addition to being a part of the professional teaching life of the school, the successful recipient will be expected to participate in the tutorial and homework program in the Learning Resources Centre. To be eligible for this scholarship students will need to be about to commence their final year in one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) for students majoring in English, mathematics or science
  • 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 now OPEN for scholarships that take effect in 2015.

Further information and applications (pdf, 122kB)

Ascham School Scholarship Open

Ascham School for Girls will be offering up to two Ascham School Teacher Education Scholarships each year to candidates of sufficient merit present themselves. The awards are funded by Ascham School and each valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only. These scholarships provide a wonderful opportunity for Faculty of Education and Social Work final-year students to experience the culture of this leading independent school for girls. To be eligible for this scholarship students will need to be about to commence their final year in one of the following programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary Education).

The recipient will have exceptional academic merit and preference will be given to students who can contribute to co-curriculum areas within the school. A successful applicant will be expected to spend time at the school each week in terms 1 and 2, followed by an Internship across terms 3 and 4.

Applications are now OPEN for scholarships that take effect in 2015.

Further information and applications (pdf, 109kB)

The Newington College Teacher Education Scholarship Open

Newington College will be offering scholarships (valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only) to students of exceptional academic merit who can contribute to the curricular and co-curricular life of Newington College. To be eligible for this scholarship students must be specialising in mathematics, classics/Latin/philosophy, drama, visual arts or geography and about to commence their final year in one of the following secondary teaching programs:

  • 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
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary).

The 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 are now OPEN for scholarships that take effect in 2015.

Further information and applications (pdf, 207kB)

Redlands Teacher Education Scholarship Open

Redlands will be offering scholarships (valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only) to students of exceptional academic merit who can contribute to the curricular and co-curricular life of Redlands. To be eligible for this scholarship students will need to be about to commence their final year in one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary, Human Movement and Health Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) [all combined degrees]
  • Master of Teaching [including Early Childhood].

The recipients will be expected to spend time at the school each week for about five hours in terms 1 and 2, followed by an Internship across terms 3 and 4 and receive guidance from a mentor teacher.

Applications are now OPEN for scholarships that take effect in 2015.

Further information and applications (pdf, 112kB)

Shore Teacher Education Scholarships Open

Shore will be offering scholarships (valued at approximately $10,000 for one year only) to students of exceptional academic merit who can contribute to the curricular and co-curricular life of the school. To be eligible for this scholarship students will need to be enrolled in one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) [Year 2 or Year 3]
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) [Year 3]
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Science), Bachelor of Arts [Year 3 or Year 4]
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics), Bachelor of Science [Year 3 or Year 4]
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Science), Bachelor of Science [Year 3 or year 4]
  • Master of Teaching [final year 2015].

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. They will be expected to be present in the school about 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 are now OPEN for scholarships that take effect in 2015.

Further information and applications (pdf, 125kB)


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)

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.