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 2024 Aspiring Teacher Grant have now closed. Register your interest below and we'll alert you when applications for the 2025 grant program opens in Term 4.

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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.

2023 grant recipients

Abigail Curness, Brisbane State High School

Alexander Dong, Brisbane State High School

Alexandra Zornig, St Rita's College

Ally Rasmussen, North Lakes State College

Amelia Kulmar, Holy Spirit College (Mackay)

Angela Bevis, The Gap State High School

Annalise Ryan (R&R), Marist College (Emerald)

Bella Mahoney, Runcorn State High School

Benjamin McLeish, Cavendish Road State High School

Breanna Bunker, Helensvale State High School

Brianna Hoey, Faith Christian SDE (Underwood)

Cassandra Lawson, Mary Mackillop Catholic College (Highfields)

Cassandra McIntosh (R&R), Columba Catholic College (Charters Towers)

Celine Samin, Highfields State Secondary College

Charis Gillespie, Redlands College

Chelsea Manton (R&R), Goondiwindi State High School

Danielle Grundy, St Ursula's College (Toowoomba)

Emily Cruickshank, Varsity College

Hana Peacock, Murrumba State Secondary College

Hannah Maunder, Highfields State Secondary College

Harry Winks, Brisbane Boys' College

Haydn Roberts, Ambrose Treacy College

Imogen Curtis, Loreto College

India Muncey, North Lakes State College

Isabelle Capra, Benowa State High School

Juliana Cruda (R&R), Assumption College (Warwick)

Kate Crosbie, Kedron State High School

Keely Freiberg, Boonah State High School

Kirra McNichol, Kenmore State High School

Matilda Thompson, Chancellor State College

Morgan Armstrong, Shailer Park State High School

Nicholas Jones (R&R), The Cathedral College (Rockhampton)

Olivia Cox, Benowa State High School

Phoebe Hall, Sheldon College

Reagan Pugsley, Mary Mackillop Catholic College (Highfields)

Siena Harlow, Varsity College

Sonia Prakash, Stretton State College

Tess Polmear, St Rita's College

Zara Henderson, Moreton Bay College

Zilzie Ferguson, Brigidine College

Zoe Follett (R&R), Warwick State High School


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Last updated 31 January 2024