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Aspiring Teacher Grants

Applications for the 2014 Aspiring Teacher Grant are now closed. Recipients of the 2014 Aspiring Teacher Grants Microsoft® Word document were announced on 29 April 2014.

The Aspiring Teacher Grants provide a one off cash incentive to high-achieving Year 12 school leavers who are starting their teaching career and undertaking an initial teacher education program at a Queensland higher education institution.

Grant support

Grant recipients will receive a one-off payment of $1,500. The lump sum payment is made during the first semester at university to assist with study-related expenses such as textbooks and stationery.

Recipients must successfully complete at least the first semester of study of their initial teacher education program.

Recipients are encouraged to seek independent financial advice regarding taxation matters and self-education expenses.


To be eligible to apply for this grant, applicants must:

Application process

Applications open in term three (August) and close in early December each year.

Applicants will be required to provide a range of documentation including:

Selection process

The department will offer grants through a merit selection basis determined by the written application.

Applicants will be assessed with respect to the following criteria:

Enquiries and further information

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