In the course of her 25 year career as a Lecturer in Education on ACU's Brisbane Campus (McAuley at Banyo), Dr Michele Endicott was actively involved in both primary and secondary teacher formation in a range of roles, including mentoring of pre-service teachers during school placements and, for a time, Coordinator of the Professional Experience Program and Coordinator of Community Engagement. She was also, in her final years, the Course Coordinator of Initial Teacher Education programs for Indigenous students and was the Tertiary Supervisor for a number of students completing a practicum in a regional, rural or remote setting within Queensland.
Understanding the diverse needs of socially and educationally disadvantaged communities far removed from the resources of the capital city, she established this scholarship as a way of encouraging pre-service teachers to contribute to and learn from these communities by spending two or more weeks amongst them while completing a Community Engagement or Professional Experience Placement. It is her hope that more and more ACU Education graduates will then seek to serve the disadvantaged communities of this state when they start their teaching careers.
Open: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Close: Monday, 11 March 2019
One scholarship annually, valued at $2,500 and paid in one lump sum
This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:
Apply online by clicking the button below and completing the application form. You must attach the following documentation with your application:
A written statement of approximately 500 words, addressing:
Your involvement in community engagement or social justice
How the placement will potentially benefit the community
How the placement will help you achieve your professional goals
Any financial hardships the placement may create
Two written references (religious, academic, community or professional)
Applications will be assessed on the following:
Preference will be given to those undertaking placements in areas with a substantial Indigenous or low socio economic status population.
Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and recipients selected by the donor.
In order to receive your scholarship payment you must provide details of your placement to the Scholarships Office once it has been confirmed.
Recipients are requested to submit a letter of appreciation for the donor explaining how the Scholarship has assisted them. This should include personal reflections on the experience, especially as it relates to the benefits, goals and hardships mentioned in the original Written Statement. The letter should be submitted electronically to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October of the year in which the Placement was undertaken.