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Scholarships, grants and bursaries

The department offers a number of scholarships or grants to high achieving aspiring and preservice teachers who are about to commence or are currently completing an approved undergraduate or postgraduate preservice teacher education program.

While some scholarships are offered annually, others are offered from time-to-time or on a 'one-off' basis to assist with meeting workforce demand.

Information about other scholarships and awards offered by the department is provided at scholarships and awards.

2016 Scholarships and Grants recipients

In April, the department announced the recipients of the scholarships and grants for 2016 Adobe PDF document327K at a presentation ceremony held in the Brisbane City Hall.

Aspiring and preservice teachers

Find out more about a Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grant

Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grants

Up to $2,000 to undertake a professional experience in a rural or remote Queensland state school.

Open to eligible high achieving preservice teachers.

Find out more about a Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grant >
Find out more about the Teacher Education Centres of Excellence

Teacher Education Centres of Excellence

Teacher Education Centres of Excellence (TECE) improve the professional experience component of initial teacher education programs.

Each TECE has a specific focus aimed at identifying and developing high quality preservice teachers for employment in high priority state schools across Queensland.

Find out more about the Teacher Education Centres of Excellence >
Find out more about a Step into Teaching Scholarship

Step into STEM Teaching Scholarships

Up to $25,000 to assist with study-related expenses, access to permanent employment as a teacher, and professional development programs.

Open to experienced professionals and university graduates seeking to transition to a teaching career.

Find out more about a Step into STEM Teaching Scholarship >
Find out more about a Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship

Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships

Up to $20,000 to assist with study-related expenses, access to permanent employment as a teacher, and professional development programs.

Open to eligible aspiring teachers who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Find out more about a Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship >
Find out more about a TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarship

TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarships

Up to $10,000.

Open to exemplary students who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their school and the broader community as well as academic excellence through achievements in Year 12.

Find out more about a TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarship >
Find out more about an Aspiring Teacher Grant

Aspiring Teacher Grants

One off payment of up to $1,500 to assist with study-related expenses.

Open to eligible high achieving secondary school students about to commence study to become a teacher.

Find out more about an Aspiring Teacher Grant >
Find out more about a Lambert McBride Perpetual bursary

Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary

Up to $5,000 to assist with study-related expenses.

Open to eligible tertiary students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Find out more about a Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary >

Ceased scholarships

The department no longer offers scholarships in the following programs, however existing recipients will continue to be supported.

For specific enquiries please contact the scholarships team at scholarships@dete.qld.gov.au

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