Beth MacLaren Smallwood Scholarship - Master of Instructional Leadership

This scholarship supports a leader or emerging leader in a school that caters for children who are deaf and hard of hearing, to undertake the Master of Instructional Leadership. The scholarship provides up to $30,000 in total over the two-year duration of the course. The Master of Instructional Leadership focuses on the impact of evidence-based approaches to the leadership of teaching and learning, with a strong emphasis on research. Students of this program will build skills and knowledge to enhance effective teaching and learning, and contribute to greater student achievement.

Applications open

1 Oct 2022

Last day for applications

30 Nov 2022
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $30,000

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • be enrolled, or intend to enrol, in the Master of Instructional Leadership 2023 (please refer to entry requirements for this program by clicking on the link)
    • be a leader or emerging leader in a school that caters for children who are deaf and hard of hearing

    Selection criteria

    • Evidence of strong or emerging leadership in the field of deaf education
    • Evidence of knowledge of inclusive teaching practices and differentiation
    • Experience and skills in supervising and/or mentoring
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team
    • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, colleagues and parents
  • Application process

    Please apply online by completing a course application and a scholarship application via the links below.  The scholarship application form will be available when the scholarship opens.

    For queries regarding the scholarship please email:

    For course enquiries contact:

    Submit a course application

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in early December.

    All applicants will be notified of an outcome by mid-December to early January.

  • About the donor

    Beth MacLaren Smallwood

    The scholarship was established by the Beth MacLaren Smallwood Foundation in memory of Beth MacLaren Smallwood who was a passionate supporter and advocate of enhancing educational opportunities for students who are deaf and hard of hearing to empower them to reach their full potential. It is the wish of the Foundation to continue Beth’s desire to support the knowledge and skills of teachers of the deaf and leaders in the field in Victoria.

What are the benefits?

Up to $30,000 in total over the two year duration of the course, paid in twice annual installments.

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