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Scholarships and awards

The department offers a range of scholarships to school leavers, post-graduate students, departmental employees and employees in the early childhood education and care sector. Some scholarships are also available to post-school applicants.

From time to time additional scholarships may be offered.

For school students

The Premier's Anzac Prize recognises and rewards exceptional understanding and expression of the Anzac tradition by Queensland high school students.

Creative Generation Excellence Awards in the Arts recognise and celebrate talented students in instrumental music and visual art.

The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education recognise and reward students, teachers, schools and organisations demonstrating outstanding and innovative contributions to science and science education in Queensland.

StuditaliA Prize recognises and rewards the achievements of Year 12 students of Italian.

Shanghai International Sister Cities Youth Camp offers the opportunity for five Year 11 students and one teacher chaperone to attend the annual Shanghai International Sister Cities Youth Camp.

Queensland/Quebec Student Exchange recognises and rewards the achievements of French speaking students in Years 9-11 who are highly engaged in sporting activities.

For Year 12 graduates

TJ Ryan Memorial Medals and Scholarships are awarded each year to support exemplary Queensland students who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their school and the broader community as well as academic excellence through their achievements in Year 12.

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.

For university students

The Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grants support high-achieving preservice teachers to undertake a professional experience in a Queensland state school located in a high priority area.

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary provides the opportunity for one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander tertiary student to continue Mr McBride's legacy through their personal commitment and contribution within their local community.

Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships assist aspiring teachers who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to complete an initial preservice teacher education program and make a difference in education.

For teachers/school leaders

Cooper-Hewitt Fellowship
The Cooper-Hewitt Fellowship provides an opportunity for a registered Queensland school teacher to undertake design education in New York at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, a Smithsonian Institution facility.

The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education recognise and reward students, teachers, schools and organisations demonstrating outstanding and innovative contributions to science and science education in Queensland.

The Principal Master of Education (Inclusive Education) Scholarship provides an opportunity for principals to undertake a Master of Education (Inclusive Education) degree at the Queensland University of Technology, commencing Semester 2 2018. The 12 scholarships (valued at $14,600 each) will support payment of course fees, Study and Research Award Scheme (SARAS) leave and Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS) where applicable.

Other useful links

Scholarships and awards are also available from other sources including universities and other state and national providers. Some links are provided below or through the department's Learning Place website.

The department's Higher Education website links to information about university scholarships, programs and courses, fees and loans, careers and guidance, graduate employment, other Australian universities and admission centres, and vocational education and training.

An extensive range of international and domestic scholarships offerings is maintained in the Australian Career Information Register: Scholarships External Link. Visit this free site to register your interest.

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership External LinkLimited (AITSL) recognises teachers and school leaders for their expert knowledge, exemplary skills and inspirational commitment to meet the needs of young Australians annually.

Queensland Government Scholarships and Awards External Link

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