Beth MacLaren Smallwood Scholarships - Master of Learning Intervention (Deaf Education)

This scholarship supports Master of Learning Intervention (Deaf Education) students to become a qualified Teacher of the Deaf with fee remission worth up to $12,000 in total across the two-year duration of the course. Please note that this scholarship is not running in 2019 for the 2020 intake. The scholarship will open in 2020 and be available for the 2021 intake.

Applications open

1 Oct 2020

Last day for applications

30 Nov 2020
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Fee remission
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $12,000

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded

Up to 7

  • 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 Learning Intervention (Deaf Education)
    • be a leader or emerging leader in a school that caters for children who are deaf and hard of hearing
    • All applicants need to satisfy the MGSE Master of Learning Intervention entry requirements
    • Applicants must not be in receipt of the Inclusive Education Grant.
    • All scholarship offers will be made under the condition that applicants commit to commence their Master of Learning Intervention (Deaf Education) studies at the University of Melbourne in Semester 1, 2021.

    Selection criteria

    • Evidence of strong teaching practice
    • A strong interest in working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing
    • Knowledge of quality inclusive learning and teaching practices and differentiation
    • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
    • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to build relationships and engage students, colleagues and parents
    • Relevant professional teaching experience will be regarded positively.
  • Application process

    Please apply online. For queries, 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

    In addition, any applicants wishing to be considered for the scholarships must also formally apply for admission into the Master of Learning Intervention. Click for more information on the MLI admission application process.

  • 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?

Fee remission worth up to $12,000 for up to seven high-achieving teachers, comprising $6000 per year over the two-year duration of their course.

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