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Step into STEM Teaching Scholarships

Applications for the 2016 Step into STEM Teaching Scholarships are now closed.

The Step into STEM Teaching Scholarships supports experienced professionals and university graduates seeking to transition to a teaching career and high-achieving individuals to become Science, Mathematics and Industrial Technology and Design teachers in Queensland secondary state schools.

The Step into STEM Teaching Scholarships support eligible individuals to complete their teaching qualifications and enter the rewarding and well-regarded teaching profession in one or more of the following high priority curriculum areas:

After successfully completing all requirements of the initial teacher education program, scholarship recipients who meet the teacher suitability requirements will secure permanent employment with the department. As beginning teachers, scholarship recipients will be appointed to a supportive school environment where they will have the opportunity to consolidate their skills and build a valuable experience base.

Recipients must:

Scholarship support

Scholarship recipients will receive a comprehensive range of support including:

Scholarship categories

Remote Community - valued at up to $25,000
Recipients must be completing an undergraduate or a postgraduate initial teacher education program in 2016 and committed to teaching in a remote school community for a minimum of two years following graduation.

Rural Community - valued at up to $15,000
Recipients must be completing an undergraduate or a postgraduate initial teacher education program in 2016 and committed to teaching in a rural school community for a minimum of three years following graduation.

High Priority Community - valued at up to $12,500.
Recipients must be completing an undergraduate or a postgraduate initial teacher education program in 2016 and committed to teaching in an identified high priority community (such as a low socio-economic community) for a minimum of three years following graduation.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship applicants must:

Application process and supporting documents

Detailed information about the application and selection process is provided below. Applicants will be required to complete an online application. Short-listed applicants may be invited to submit additional information and if required, participate in a short interview.

2016 Step into STEM Teaching Fact Sheet Adobe PDF document496K

2016 Step into STEM Teaching Scholarship Guidelines Adobe PDF document452K

2016 Step into STEM Teaching Checklist Adobe PDF document320K

Selection process

Scholarship applications will be assessed on the basis of information provided in their online application. Applications will be ranked and the most meritorious applicants selected. Scholarships are awarded in accordance with the available quota.

Applicants will be assessed with respect to the following criteria:

Enquiries and further information

Enquiries may be directed to scholarships@dete.qld.gov.au or by telephone on (07) 3055 2991.

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