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

This scholarship supports Master of Learning Intervention (Deaf Education) students to develop specialist skills and knowledge to become a teacher of the deaf. The scholarship is worth up to $30,000 in total across the two-year duration of the course.

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

Approximately 3

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    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, 2023.

    Applicants must not be in receipt of the Inclusive Education Grant.

    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 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?

The scholarship is worth up to $30,000 in total over the two-year duration of the course.  This will be paid in twice annual installments.

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