Michele Endicott Scholarship for Pre-Service Teachers

About this scholarship

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.

Application dates

Open Date: Thursday 06 September 2018

Close Date: Monday 11 March 2019

Scholarship type

Merit

Value

One scholarship annually, valued at $2,500 and paid in one lump sum.

Student type

Current Students

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Domestic students
  • Faculty: Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Course: any ACU Education degree
  • Campus: Brisbane
  • Year Level: Second year or above
  • Planning to undertake a Community Engagement or Professional Experience block placement in a regional, rural or remote setting in Queensland.

Application process

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
  • Academic transcript
  • Two written references (religious, academic, community or professional)

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following:

  • Written statement
  • Academic transcript
  • Written references

Preference will be given to those undertaking placements in areas with a substantial Indigenous or low socio economic status population.

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and recipients selected by the donor.

Ongoing requirements

  • 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.

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