I am pleased to advise applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships and I welcome your assistance in sharing information through your networks.
These scholarships are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders who aspire to become teachers in Queensland schools.
The scholarship provides financial assistance of up to $20,000 over four years to recipients studying an approved an initial teacher education program (full-time) in a Queensland university. It also provides the recipient with the opportunity to secure permanent employment as a teacher in a Queensland state school following graduation.
For 2014 up to 15 scholarships will be awarded to high calibre applicants across four categories:
* School leavers – where the applicant graduates from year 12 in 2013;
* Department of Education, Training and Employment (non-teaching) employees – where the applicant is a non-teaching employee of the Department as at the closing date for applications;
* Postgraduate – where the applicant has already attained a degree and must complete the Graduate Diploma in Education (or equivalent) to be eligible for teacher registration; and
* Post-school category – where all others unable to apply in any of the above categories can apply.
Applications close on Monday 9 December 2013.
A Fact Sheet for is attached for your information. Detailed information about the Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships is available from the Make a Difference. Teach website at www.teach.qld.gov.au
Should you require further information, please contact Wendy Kirby, Project Officer, Workforce Initiatives, by email firstname.lastname@example.org