Collette Tayler Indigenous Education Scholarship

This scholarship is open to first-year Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) and (Early Childhood and Primary) students and students undertaking research involving Indigenous young children and families in the field of early childhood education. Established by the University of Melbourne, through the generous support of Professor Collette Tayler, one or more high-achieving Indigenous* Australians will receive a scholarship of $6,000 per year over the two-year duration of their course. If no such eligible candidates exist in any given year, or where sufficient funds allow, then the scholarship may also support research involving Indigenous young children and families in the field of early childhood education. Research applicants may be from any Graduate School at the University of Melbourne.

Applications open

25 Sep 2017

Applications closed

16 Jan 2018

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Annual payment
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

At least 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Indigenous Australian*
    • have enrolled, or intend to enrol, in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or (Early Childhood and Primary) with a preference for female students.

    If no such eligible candidates exist in any given year, or where sufficient funds allow, then the scholarship may also support research involving Indigenous young children and families in the field of early childhood education. Research applicants may be from any Graduate School at the University of Melbourne.

    *Australian citizen of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. The status of Indigenous Australians must be confirmed by Murrup Barak Melbourne's Institute for Indigenous Development.

    Selection criteria

    This scholarship is available to Indigenous Australian* students who have enrolled or are enrolling in the course of Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or (Early Childhood and Primary) with a preference for female students.  If no such eligible candidates exist in any given year, or where sufficient funds allow, then the scholarship may also support research involving Indigenous young children and families in the field of early childhood education. Research applicants may be from any Graduate School at the University of Melbourne.

    *Australian citizen of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. The status of Indigenous Australians must be confirmed by Murrup Barak Melbourne's Institute for Indigenous Development.

  • Application process

    Please apply online. For queries, contact mgse-experience@unimelb.edu.au

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The offer will be made at the start of February 2018.

  • About the donor

    Professor Collette Tayler

    Through this gift Professor Emeritus Collette Tayler wished to recognise Indigenous Australians, and to support students in endeavours that promote excellent teaching of young Indigenous children, educational leadership and close collaboration with Indigenous leaders and/or communities, It is hoped that the gift can assist eligible students to research and develop educational experiences for young Indigenous children and their families. Advancing reconciliation, building understanding, and promoting the wellbeing of young Indigenous Australians is an overarching idea behind this gift.

    Read more about Professor Collette Tayler

What are the benefits?

The purpose of this scholarship is to further recognise Indigenous Australians and to support students in endeavours that promote excellent teaching of young Indigenous children, educational leadership and close collaboration with Indigenous leaders and/or communities. It is hoped that the scholarship can assist eligible students to research and develop educational experiences for young Indigenous children and their families. Advancing reconciliation, building understanding, and promoting the wellbeing of young Indigenous Australians is an overarching idea behind this scholarship.

One or more high-achieving Indigenous Australians* will receive a scholarship of $6,000 per year over the two-year duration of the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) or (Early Childhood and Primary), based on full-time enrollment.

*Australian citizen of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. The status of Indigenous Australians must be confirmed by Murrup Barak Melbourne's Institute for Indigenous Development.

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