- Applications close
- 31 January 2021
What you'll receive
- A one-off scholarship valued at $5,000 (2 scholarships available per year) to be paid immediately after Semester 1 Census Date
- Qualify as a domestic student (Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident)
- Apply for and be accepted into one of the following courses, with your study commencing in Semester 1, 2021:
- ED39 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
- EU30 Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
- EU72 Master of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)
- Be studying part-time or full-time, on-campus or remotely
- Be aged over 25 at the time of application
- Not be sponsored to undertake your degree by an external organisation
If you have served in the armed forces or demonstrated community service, this will be taken into account when assessing your application but is not one of the mandatory criteria for eligibility.
How to apply
To apply for this scholarship, you must submit:
- A completed application form
- Documentary evidence of previous academic performance (at secondary and/or tertiary level)
What happens next?
A selection committee will assess each application and you will be contacted to advise the outcome.
- Remain enrolled in your course beyond Semester 1 Census Date to be eligible to receive the scholarship payment.
About the scholarship
These scholarships are funded by the Jack and Merleen Sheedy Endowment and are intended to support a mature-aged student seeking to change careers, develop their skills and gain experience as an Early Childhood educator through pursuing the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or the Master of Education (Early Childhood Teaching). The Endowment, which is supported by the Jack and Merleen Sheedy Foundation, is intended to support two scholarships per annum in perpetuity.