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Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarships


22 June 2016

Established through a generous donation, these STEM Scholarships are offered to applicants for the Mathematics and/or Science methods in the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education).
Established through a generous donation, these STEM Scholarships are offered to applicants for the Mathematics and/or Science methods in the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education).

Help restore the focus on teaching Science and Mathematics in our high schools and consider applying for our Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarships.

Established through a generous donation, these STEM Scholarships are offered to applicants for the Mathematics and/or Science methods in the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education).

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent academic credentials and personal qualities indicating a commitment to teaching and working in a disadvantaged school.

The STEM Scholarship for the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) is valued at $12,000 per annum for each of the two years of the degree program.

Continuation of the scholarship is subject to the scholarship recipient maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Eligibility

To be considered for this Scholarship, applicants will need to be:

  • Graduates from STEM bachelor degrees;
  • Undertaking the Master of Teaching degree in Secondary Education; and
  • Enrolled in mathematics and/or science curriculum units.

How to apply

Applications from eligible candidates must include the following:

1. Previous academic record; and
2. One-page personal statement addressing;
(i) their personal qualities that they will bring to the profession
(ii) their experiences indicating a commitment to teaching in disadvantaged schools* (iii) what is their perception of the role of a University of Sydney STEM Ambassador.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the selection committee.

Awarding of the Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded on assessment of the application, interview and upon the recommendation of the Faculty Awards Selection Committee.

STEM University of Sydney Ambassador

Scholarship recipients who are undertaking employment in a disadvantaged high school* following graduation from the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education: Mathematics and/or Science) will be eligible for appointment (at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work), as a University of Sydney STEM School Ambassador in their first and second year of work following graduation.

It is anticipated that such appointment will carry a stipend of $6,300 in the first year and $5,414 in the second year.

Further Information

Rosina Gallacé
Scholarships, Prizes and Development Officer
Email: rosina.gallace@sydney.edu.au

*” Disadvantaged High School” means a school identified by the University as disadvantaged, by reference to the Index of Community Social - Educational Advantage or such other relevant criteria which the University of Sydney determines to be applicable.