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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Who can apply
David Pank Education Scholarship Education $6,000     
David Pank Northern Areas Education Placement Grant Education, Science $2,000   
Iris Glover Scholarship in Early Childhood Education Education Up to $10,000   
Shirley Harper Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship in Education Education $4,000 per annum (up to four years)    

 

Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award.


 

David Pank Education Scholarship

The Pank family has established this scholarship in memory of David Pank. The scholarship is tenable for three years and will be offered to students enrolled full-time in the second year of a Bachelor of Education program (and associated Double Degree programs). Applicants must provide evidence of financial hardship and a supporting statement with their application outlining their career and personal aspirations and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals. Details of financial disadvantage should also be included in the written statement.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial hardship, a personal written statement, academic merit and an interview.

Students in receipt of another Pank family scholarship, grant or prize are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 22 February 2021 - 14 March 2021 via my Scholarships

Value: Up to $6,000. Recipients will receive an annual payment of $2,000 made in two instalments of $1,000 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided they continue to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance.

For more information contact:
Campus Central 
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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David Pank Northern Areas Education Placement Grant

The Pank family has established the David Pank Northern Areas Education Placement Grant in memory of David Pank. The grants will be offered to high achieving students enrolled full-time in either:

(a) the third year of one of the following undergraduate programs, each of which requires a placement as part of the fourth and final year: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science (LBES); Bachelor of Education (MBET) (Early Childhood, Primary, or Primary and Middle specialisations); LBDT Bachelor of Education (Design and Technology Education).

(b) the first year of one of the following Masters specialisations, each of which requires a placement as part of the second and final year: Master of Teaching (MMET) (Early Childhood, Primary, Primary and Middle, or Secondary specialisations).

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. The grant recipients will be selected on the basis of:

  • Academic merit to be determined by the cumulative grade point average (GPA) achieved by the student in their program.
  • Commitment to undertake their final placement at a Northern Suburbs public school or a rural or remote school in South Australia
  • An interview.

Applicants must submit a one-page written statement detailing their career objectives and how the grant will assist in achieving their goals. They should also include details of their vision for helping students in disadvantaged schools, and their passion for education.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Mathematics and Science specialisation. Grant recipients will be advised of their award in the third year of an undergraduate program or the first year of a Masters program, and will receive their payment of $1,000 after the Study Period 2 census date in the final year of their program.

Students in receipt of another Pank family scholarship, grant or prize are not eligible to apply for this grant.

How to apply:  Online applications will open end of August 2021 via my Scholarships

Value: $1,000

For more information contact:

Campus Central 
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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Iris Glover Scholarship in Early Childhood Education

The Iris Glover Scholarship in Early Childhood Education has been established by Dr Anne Glover AO and Ms Rosemary Green AM in honour of their mother, Iris Glover. A lifelong learner with a very strong commitment to young children’s learning, Iris Glover was a teacher in small rural schools throughout South Australia from the late 1930s to the early 1970s. Years later, many students remembered the difference she had made in their lives. Her caring approach extended to trainee teachers, teachers beginning their careers and colleagues, all of whom she inspired with her enthusiastic, hardworking and caring approach and her extraordinary ability to adapt to change while always seeking the best learning outcomes for children.

The scholarship is tenable for up to three years.

Essential criteria

  • Enrolled full-time
  • In the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program; OR
  • In the second year of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) program.
  • Australian citizens or Permanent Residents.

Selection criteria
Staff from UniSA Education Futures will assess applications and determine a shortlist of applicants.
Selection will be based on:

  • A written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:
    - Evidence of financial disadvantage
    - Reasons for studying early childhood education
    - Career and personal aspirations
    - How the scholarship will assist them in achieving their career and personal goals
  • Academic merit: 
    - Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory academic performance with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Interview:
    - Short-listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the scholarship selection panel.
    - Applications from mature-age students will be considered favourably.

Tenure criteria
Subsequent payments are conditional upon successful completion of prior courses, current enrolment and maintaining a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or above.

Value: $10,000 up to 3 years. Recipients will receive an annual payment of $3,333.33 paid in two instalments of $1,666.66 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates.

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2021.

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
UniSA Education Futures
Tel: (08) 8302 4674
Email: edc-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Shirley Harper Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship in Education

The late Shirley Harper was an early childhood teacher and her family has dedicated this scholarship in honour of her memory and life work in education.

The scholarship is valued at $4,000 per annum (for up to four years), and will be awarded to a financially disadvantaged *Aboriginal student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Streams) and studying full-time. The scholarship will be open to commencing students, existing UniSA students or students returning to study.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and will be required to participate in an interview as part of the selection process. No age restrictions apply.

Continuance of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance and recipients should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

How to apply: Online applications will open 25 January 2021 - 8 March 2021 via my Scholarships

Value: $4,000 per annum (up to four years).

For more information contact:
Ms Cindy Larkins
Aboriginal Student Engagement Officer
Student Engagement Unit
Tel: (08) 8302 4691
Email: cindy.larkins@unisa.edu.au

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