Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Student type

Future students

Study area



Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

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


You must:

  • 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)

Jack and Merleen Sheedy Scholarship - Application Form (PDF file, 149.5 KB)

What happens next?

A selection committee will assess each application and you will be contacted to advise the outcome.


You must:

  • 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.

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