Aspiring Teacher Grants
Looking for a challenging and creative career where you can make a real difference?
Quality teachers make a real difference to their students every day.
As a high achieving secondary student, you can make a difference in the lives of other young people by becoming a teacher.
There are many reasons why people choose to become teachers including:
- to combine creativity and intellectual challenge
- to make a worthwhile social contribution
- to share their passion for learning, especially in a particular area
- personal fulfilment and as sense of achievement
- to work as part of a collegial, collaborative and well-connected team
- to work with the wider school community.
Teaching can be a lifelong career which is recognised worldwide, enabling teachers to work in a diverse range of settings and locations.
The Aspiring Teacher Grants provide a one off cash payment of $1500 to high-achieving Year 12 school leavers who are starting an initial teacher education program at a Queensland higher education institution.
The payment to successful applicants is made during their first semester at university to assist with study-related expenses such as textbooks and stationery.
2013 Aspiring Teacher Grants
Congratulations to the 2013 Aspiring Teacher Grant recipients:
Kristen Boshammer, Coolum State High School
Tiana Butler, Woodcrest State College
Eliza Childs, Sheldon College
Alyson English, Yeppon State High School
Sarah Fox, Upper Coomera State College
Monique Froome, Kenmore State High School
Jennifer Galea, St Patrick's College Mackay
Marita Haylock, James Nash State High School
Hannah Hickey, Saint Rita's College
Natasha Jarrett, Mansfield State High School
Laura Johnston, St Mary's College Ipswich
Laura Jones, The Gap State High School
Steven Libby, Calvary Christian College
Annamieka Mole, Faith Lutheran College Redlands
Hiroki Nakata, Benowa State High School
Edsel Parke, Mt Maria College
Dana Ramke, Pine Rivers State High School
Tamika Sanderson, Grace Lutheran College Rothwell
Carla Sasse, St Teresa's Catholic College
Stephanie Sloman, Kirwan State High School
Rebekah Zhao, Indooroopilly State High School.
Who can apply?
You are eligible to apply if you:
- successfully complete Year 12 at a Queensland state or non-state school in 2012
- obtain an Overall Position (OP) score of between 1 and 5
- commence an initial teacher education program at a Queensland Higher Education Institution in Semester 1, 2013
- have not already been offered a scholarship or grant from the Department to support your tertiary studies
- are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia.
Enquiries and further information
A fact sheet 273k providing further information about the Aspiring Teacher Grant program, can be downloaded from this web page.
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Specific enquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for 2013 have now closed.
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This page was last reviewed on 11 Mar 2013