Jennifer Duggan Leaper Scholarship

This scholarship supports high achieving students who have completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne and have enrolled, or are to be enrolled, in the Master of Teaching, with $10,000 per year for the duration of the course. *This scholarship will accept applications for the 2020 intake. It is not running for the 2019 intake.

Applications open

1 Oct 2019

Applications close

7 Dec 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $20,000

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • 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 Teaching
    • have completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on academic merit. Preference will be given to students experiencing financial disadvantage and students enrolled or enrolling in the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

  • Application process

    Submit a direct application to Clair Richards,, Enrichment Officer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The offer will be made in January 2020.

  • About the donor

    Jennifer Duggan Leaper

    At primary school, Jenny decided she wanted to be a teacher so she “could write on the chalk board”. As a recipient of a Commonwealth Scholarship, she studied for a Bachelor of Arts in 1967 and completed a Diploma of Education in 1970.

    Jenny gained her Master of Education in 1981. Her career includes teaching in Victorian state and private schools, both city and country; secondary schools in  Perth; a junior high School in North Carolina, USA, and a boarding school in Bournemouth, UK.

    Throughout her career, Jenny was inspired by her students and fellow teachers, and she developed a particular energy for teaching young adolescents.

    She wants to share her passion with those who will have a major positive influence on the lives of others – through the education of the whole person and the encouragement of life-long learning.

    Jenny is a passionate advocate for education and established the Jennifer Duggan Leaper Scholarship to support a high-achieving Bachelor of Arts student in the Master of Teaching.

    Through the generosity of the Leaper Foundation, the Early Childhood Education and Care Research Hub was established in 2019.

What are the benefits?

$10,000 per year for the duration of the Master of Teaching.

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