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The Ravenswood Independent Schools Scholarship

An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship
$11,750 scholarship for teaching students to work at a leading independent school in the greater Sydney area.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$11,750 or $8,812.50
  • Full-time student at the School of Education and Social Work in 2022
  • Undertake an internship
  • Studying English, mathematics, science, social sciences and/or TESOL
20 October 2021 10  November 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $11,750 per annum for full-time bachelor's degree recipient and is tenable for up to one year.

This scholarship is valued at $8,812.50 per annum for full-time master's degree recipient and is tenable for up to nine months.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled to study full-time at the School of Education and Social Work in 2022
  • be planning to be in your final year of one of the following degrees in 2022:
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
    • Master of Teaching (Secondary) majoring in English, mathematics or science
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts majoring in English, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) or mathematics
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science majoring in mathematics
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Science) and Bachelor of Science majoring in science
  • be studying English, mathematics, science, social sciences and/or TESOL
  • have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 75 over the past two years (bachelor degree only)
  • be willing to:
    • spend time at the school each week (School Terms 1, 2 and /or 3)
    • receive guidance from a mentor teacher
    • undertake an unpaid internship (the major Professional Experience) at the School in term 3 or 4
    • participate in academic, pastoral and co-curricular activities.

Background

The Ravenswood Independent Schools Scholarship has been established to offer students a unique opportunity to work at a leading Independent School within the greater Sydney area.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student with an excellent academic record who will contribute to the curricular and co-curricular life of this School.

Learn more about teaching at Ravenswood School for Girls.

1. Background

a. The Ravenswood Independent Schools Scholarship has been established to offer students a unique opportunity to work at a leading Independent School within the Greater Sydney area.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded to a student with an excellent academic record who will contribute to the curricular and co-curricular life within one of these Schools.

c. This Scholarship is funded by Ravenswood School for Girls.

2. Eligibility

a. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants being currently enrolled to study full-time within the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney in the final year of one of the following degrees:

I. Bachelor of Education (Primary),

II. Master of Teaching (Secondary) for applicants majoring in English, mathematics or science,

III. Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts for applicants majoring in English, TESOL or mathematics,

IV. Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science for applicants majoring in mathematics, or

V. Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Science) and Bachelor of Science for applicants majoring in science.

b. Applicants must be conducting study in one or more of the following areas of study:

I. English,

II. Mathematics,

III. Science,

IV. Social Sciences, and/or

V. TESOL.

c. Applicants currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree must have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 75 across the past two years of study.

d. Applicants from an eligible Bachelor’s degree must be willing to complete the following in their final year of their degree at Ravenswood School for Girls:

I. spend one day a week at the School for School Terms 1, 2 and 3,

II. undertake an unpaid internship at the School during School Term 4,

III. receive guidance from a mentor teacher, and

IV. participate in academic, pastoral and co-curricular activities.

e. Applicants from an eligible Master’s degree must be willing to complete the following in their final year of their degree at Ravenswood School for Girls:

I. spend one day a week at the School for School Terms 1 and 2,

II. undertake an unpaid internship at the School during School Term 3,

III. receive guidance from a mentor teacher, and

IV. participate in academic, pastoral and co-curricular activities.

3. Selection Criteria

a. For Bachelor Degree applicants the Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. a one page personal statement indicating their interest in participation at the School they applied for, how they might contribute to the culture of the School and their skills,

III. two academic referee reports, including one from a staff member of your degree program,

IV. a recent copy of a Professional Experience report, and

V. an interview for short-listed applicants.

b. For Master Degree applicants the Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. a one page personal statement indicating their interest in participation at the School they applied for, how they might contribute to the culture of the School and their skills,

II. two academic referee reports, including one from a staff member of your degree program,

III. a recent copy of a Professional Experience report if this is available at the time of application, and

IV. an interview for short-listed applicants.

c. Preference will be given to students who can contribute to co-curriculum areas in their areas of study within the School and Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

d. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or their nominated delegate after consultation with Ravenswood School for Girls and the Head of School of Education and Social Work or their nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $11,750 per annum and is tenable for one year.

b. For Master’s degree recipients the scholarship is valued at $8,812.50 and is tenable for up to nine months.

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 and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must achieve satisfactory progress in their Professional Experience studies. This will be monitored jointly by each School and School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

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

II. commences part-time study without prior approval from the Head of School, School of Education and Social Work,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. 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,

V. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship, or

VI. 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.

7. Privacy

a. The recipient agrees to the University providing the School with their personal information including academic progress as appropriate in connection with this Scholarship.