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Elizabeth Brennan Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship in early childhood teaching
This scholarship supports domestic and international students enrolled in the first year of the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000 or $5,000
  • First year Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) student
20 May 2024 7 June 2024

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

A recipient enrolled full-time will receive $10,000 per annum for up to two years.

A recipient enrolled part-time will receive $5,000 per annum for up to four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled in their first year of the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) degree at the University of Sydney.

Background

Established in 2013, this Scholarship has been generously donated by The Brennan Family Foundation for students enrolled in the Master of Teaching degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2013, this Scholarship has been generously donated by The Brennan Family Foundation for students enrolled in the Master of Teaching degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in their first year of the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) degree at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. leadership potential,

III. two referee reports including one from an academic, and

IV. a personal statement detailing their leadership skills, area of interest, direction of their career path, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

b. Short listed applicants may be required to attend an interview.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of two representatives of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

4. Value

a. A recipient enrolled full-time will receive $10,000 per annum for up to two years.

b. A recipient enrolled part-time will receive $5,000 per annum for up to four years.

c. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School, Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

e. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another University school, faculty or university.

f. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

g. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic performance each semester.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

IV. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,000 per annum or more for a full-time recipient or $4,000 per annum or more for a part-time recipient, for the same purpose as this Scholarship, or

V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.