Aspiring Teacher Grants

Looking for a challenging and creative career where you can make a real difference? The Aspiring Teacher Grants provide financial support for high-achieving secondary students commencing an initial teacher education program in Queensland.

Applications are now open

Apply now for Semester 1, 2018 Aspiring Teacher Grants.

Aspiring Teacher Grants provide financial support of $2,500 for up to 25 Year 12 graduates who receive an Overall Position (OP) between 1 and 6, and commence an undergraduate initial teacher education program in 2018. A further 25 grants are available as a one-off payment of $5,000 for Year 12 graduates residing in rural or remote locations.

Grant benefits

Successful applications will receive the one-off payment during the first semester of study. The grants seek to assist with study-related expenses such as a computer, text books or stationery. The funds will be paid as a lump sum after confirmation of enrolment in Semester 1, 2018 is provided.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for an Aspiring Teacher Grant, applicants must:

  • successfully complete Year 12 at a Queensland state or non-state school in 2017
  • obtain an OP of 1 to 6 in 2017
  • commence an initial teacher education program at a Queensland Higher Education Institution in Semester 1, 2018
  • have not already been accepted a scholarship or grant from the department
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or have permanent residency status in Australia.

To be eligible for the $5,000 Aspiring Teacher Grant for Year 12 graduates residing in rural or remote locations, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria above and reside within the catchment of a Queensland Government (state) school that has a Transfer Rating of TR3-TR7 as per the Department of Education and Training's school's directory. Priority selection of these special category scholarships will be given to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and students who reside in drought affected rural or remote locations. Drought declared regions can be viewed on the drought situation map provided by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

How to apply

To apply, complete the online application. You will also be required to submit supporting documentation and agree to the terms and conditions as outlined on the application form.

Enquiries and further information

Enquiries may be directed to scholarships@det.qld.gov.au or by telephone on (07) 3055 2969.

Last updated 16 October 2017

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