The Governor-General’s Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarships are a prestigious award that will assist one Indigenous student in each state and territory to undertake teacher education studies at university. The scholarships will provide $25,000 per year to successful recipients for the life of their teaching degree (up to 4 years).
Amount: $25,000 Frequency: Yearly (for up to four years)
Eligibility criteria: To be eligible for a GGISTS, the applicant must:
* be an Indigenous Australian * have completed Year 12 or equivalent, or mature age requirements * be enrolled in, or have been accepted into, a higher education institution undergraduate teacher education course * have 2 referee reports (see template) * have the potential to acquire a teaching degree and take up a position as a teacher
Level of study:
* UG – Undergraduate Bachelor Courses
Year of study:
* Education and Arts
* School of Education
* Full-time (undergrad & Post grad)
* Australian Citizen
Applicant information: For the purpose of the scholarships, the student’s state or territory is their home location, not the state or territory in which they are already or will be studying.
* compliance with eligibility requirements * the applicants responses in the application form * supporting referee reports (see template) * evidence that the person is enrolled in a teaching course
Application opening date: March 2011 Application closing date: April 2011