2018 Rural and Remote – STEM Graduate Teacher Scholarship

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.

Are you a preservice teacher with a passion for science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) and considering a teaching career in a rural or remote community? Let us help you get there!

The department is offering up to 32 scholarships to high-achieving primary, junior secondary or secondary preservice teachers who will finish their undergraduate or postgraduate initial teacher education (ITE) program with a STEM specialisation in Semester 2, 2017.

Scholarship benefits

  • A one-off payment of $15,000 (before tax) to assist with study expenses and the transition to beginning teacher.
  • An offer of permanent employment commencing Semester 1, 2018 as a teacher in a Queensland state school with a transfer rating of 3-7 within a priority region of Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North Queensland or North Queensland.
  • Access to a range of professional networks, resources, professional development and induction programs.

Additional allowances may be available for you under the Remote Area Incentive Scheme.  Find out more information including a list of schools by region with a transfer rating of 3-7.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • expect to graduate from an undergraduate or postgraduate ITE program in Semester 2, 2017
  • have a teaching specialisation in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
  • be willing to commit to teaching in a rural or remote Queensland state school with a transfer rating of 3-7 for a minimum of three years commencing Semester 1, 2018
  • have completed the department’s application for teacher employment requirements
  • provide evidence of submitting an application for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers
  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia.

* Minimum service commitment – TR3-TR6 – three years; TR7 – two years.

Enquiries and further information

Enquiries can be directed to the Scholarships and Grants team at scholarships@det.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3055 2969.

Last updated 18 December 2017