Aspiring Teacher Grant


​​​​​​​​​​​​If you have decided to become a teacher, our Aspiring Teacher Grants will help you to get started.

Why you should apply

If successful, you will receive a one-off lump-sum grant payment of $2,500 for general applicants or $5,000 for rural or remote residents during the first semester of study to assist with study-related expenses such as a computer, textbooks and stationery.

For students from rural or remote communities, the funds can assist with additional expenses incurred, when moving from your home to undertake study. Funds will be paid after confirmation of enrolment in an eligible initial teacher education course (ITE).

Who the grant is for

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

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia
  • successfully complete Year 12 at any Queensland school during the current calendar year. Note: students who have completed school in the previous calendar year and have taken a gap year during the current calendar year are eligible to apply for the grant​
  • obtain an ATAR result of 88.75 or higher
  • commence an initial teacher education program at a Queensland university or tertiary institution in the first semester of the year after graduating Year 12
  • not have already accepted 1 of our other scholarships or grants to support your tertiary studies.

In addition to the general eligibility criteria above, rural or remote applicants must also reside within the catchment of a Queensland state school with a transfer rating of between 3 and 7 as per the Department of Education schools directory.

Priority selection will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and students who reside in drought-affected communities. Drought declared regions can be viewed on the drought situation map provided by the Department of Environment and Science.

How to apply

Applications for the 2023 Aspiring Teacher Grant have now closed. Subscribe​ to receive an​ email alert when applications for the 2024 grant program opens.



If you’d rather talk to someone from our team for more information, contact our Scholarships and Grants team by email or phone (07) 3055 2991.

2022 grant recipients

Anna Davidson, Hillbrook Anglican School

Bethany McKenna, Chancellor State College

Bianca Besly, St Rita's College

Brielli Sutopo, Kelvin Grove State College

Catherine Scanlan, Lockyer District State High School

Charlotte Gugliotti, St Patrick's College (Townsville)

Charlotte Fogg (R&R), Atherton State High School

Chloe Beckitt, Kenmore State High School

Daniel Pope, Cleveland District State High School

Declan Mason, St Patrick's College (Shorncliffe)

Elizabeth Parker, Calvary Christian College

Emilie McCosker, Unity College

Emily McNulty (R&R), St John's School (Roma)

Emily Pattullo, Brisbane State High School

Ethan Irvine, Coolum State High School

Eva Wood, Wavell State High School

Gabrielle Alamo, Stretton State College

Genevieve O'Reilly, MacGregor State High School

Georgia McGovern, Xavier Catholic College

Georgia Robjent, Cairns State High School

Georgia Savage, St Joseph's College (Toowoomba)

Indiana Gough, Cleveland District State High School

Isabella Smith, Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Jemima Lithgow (R&R), Chinchilla State High School

Jillian Campbell, Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Katherine George, St Mary's College (Ipswich)

Kirsty Lam, Mountain Creek State High School

Lara Roberts, Brisbane State High School

Laura de Jong, The Glennie School

Lauren Tauraa, Narangba Valley State High School

Liam Greenaway, Canterbury College

Luke Foster, Kelvin Grove State College

Maxine Moss, Marymount College

Molly Jeffery, Pimlico State High School

Penny Farrell (R&R), Proserpine State High School

Saskia MacMillan, Stuartholme School

Sophie Innes, Mary MacKillop College

Tahlia Middleton, Trinity Anglican School


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Last updated 25 January 2023