To help offset some of the postgraduate study costs, we’ve come up with a list of excellent scholarships you can apply for in education, including but not limited to:
This makes them quite flexible.
If you’re intimidated by the prospect of scholarship applications, fear not! We’ve written a free, comprehensive guide to postgraduate scholarships and getting selected that you can reference throughout this article. If you’d rather not go elsewhere for now, here are just a couple tidbits from it that’ll help you understand some of the common terminology in relation to scholarship applications:
Without further adieu, here are some great funding opportunities in education.
These are scholarships offered by the NSW government to help students in teaching programs of any discipline. 80 of these are reserved especially for students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait descent and have no further entry or admission requirements. The sheer volume of these make them a highly worthwhile opportunity to apply for.
Students from the University of Sydney studying secondary education specialising in mathematics or a science are eligible for this scholarship, provided they are Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. They must also have obtained their undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney.
Applicants need to provide a personal statement outlining academic achievements, work experience, leadership and communication skills. They also require a letter of reference from a source of their choosing.
At the time of writing, this scholarship was closed, but fear not! It reopens annually and is certainly worth keeping an eye on.
These are for final year teacher education students, with 40 available each year. They’re given out to future teachers specialising in the following disciplines:
You need to be an Australian citizen to be eligible. You also need to have applied to teach in NSW via the Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP) and be willing to work full time as a teacher in a location either of your choice or for a location where you’re most needed in NSW. To apply, fill out the GRP online form and you’ll be considered.
The following are all the locations you could be assigned to as part of this program if you choose to be assigned ‘anywhere’:
Our very own scholarship is a great way of getting funded because its requirements are very easy to meet. You don’t need an astronomical GPA or sparkling CV. It doesn’t matter if you’re an international student or domestic. All we need are two things.
For this reason, we think it’s definitely worth applying for. We really care about giving all postgrads a fair go at being funded.
This scholarship is for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants who aspire to become teachers in a Queensland state school. It’s named after Queensland’s first Aboriginal educator, making it a great way to carry on Mrs Duncan’s legacy. Simply applying via the Queensland government’s site is all that’s required to get in the running.
Hopefully this has given you a better idea of what kind of scholarships are available for aspiring educators, but there are far more. Feel free to browse our directory of general postgraduate scholarships here. Make sure to have our guide to postgraduate scholarships at hand to give yourself the best chance at success. Good luck!