If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and are studying or intend to study an undergraduate or postgraduate teacher qualification, our Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship might be right for you.
So we can encourage and support our aspiring teachers, this scholarship provides generous financial benefits and the opportunity to gain valuable experience and skills teaching in a supportive environment while you study, and after graduation.
Why you should apply
As a Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship recipient, you could receive:
- up to $20,000 (before tax) to help you with study and related expenses and
- permanent employment as a teacher in a Queensland state school when you graduate.
Who the scholarship is for
This scholarship offers support to aspiring teachers in the following categories.
Secondary (high) school graduates (up to $20,000 before tax)
You must have completed Year 12 and be commencing or continuing an undergraduate initial teacher education program (such as a Bachelor of Education) in the first semester of the year after you graduate Year 12.
Postgraduate students (up to $10,000 before tax)
You must already hold a degree in a relevant field and be commencing or continuing a postgraduate initial teacher education program (such as a Master of Teaching).
Department of Education employees (up to $20,000 before tax)
You must be employed in a non-teaching role with the Department of Education and be commencing or continuing an undergraduate or postgraduate initial teacher education program (such as a Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching).
Post-school studies (up to $20,000 before tax)
You must be commencing or continuing an undergraduate or postgraduate initial teacher education program (such as a Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching) and do not meet the eligibility criteria for any of the other categories, for example career changers or mature age students.
How to apply
Applications for the 2020 Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship close at midnight on Friday 13 December 2019.
Step 1: Gather the supporting documents that you need to attach to your online application:
- proof of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage
- academic/school results for Years 11 and 12
- tertiary entrance evidence (application confirmation for entry or confirmation of place where an early offer has been made)
- resume/curriculum vitae
Step 2: Submit your online application on the
Smart Jobs website.
If you have any questions about this scholarship, contact our Scholarships and Grants team by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 3055 2991.