Kerry Landman Scholarship

This scholarship, worth $30,000 annually, supports high-achieving mathematics graduates in financial need that demonstrate a passion for education, wish to train as mathematics teachers, and are enrolling in a Master of Teaching (Secondary). A successful candidate will have the potential to become a leader in a school’s mathematics program. This scholarship aims to address the shortage of mathematically trained teachers, who can passionately communicate the beauty and applications of mathematics to encourage, inspire and empower students to succeed. *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 $60,000

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • have a recent (5 years or less) undergraduate degree (or higher qualification) with a major in mathematics
    • be enrolled or enrolling in the pre-service Master of Teaching (Secondary) course (Mathematics Learning Area, or its successor) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
    • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • demonstrate financial need – assessed by graduate access Melbourne application

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on academic merit in previous studies as determined by course weighted average (assessed by academic transcripts), their aspirations as a mathematics teacher (assessed by the written statement in their application) and their Curriculum Vitae.

  • 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

    Professor Kerry Landman

    Kerry Landman was appointed Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne in 2007 (the first female professor in the department’s history). After obtaining her PhD in mathematics from the University of Melbourne, she held appointments in the USA at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US Environmental Protection Agency and Southern Methodist University. She returned to the University of Melbourne in the mid-1980s.

    Her research career has been committed to cross-disciplinary research and the application of mathematical modelling to industrial and biological processes. Being the most senior academic woman in the Department, she provided strong academic guidance to junior female colleagues and was successful in encouraging female mathematics students, the majority of her PhD students being women.  Professor Landman directed the Australian Mathematics-in-Industry Study Group from 1993-1997, where she communicated the power and versatility of mathematics to business, industry and the wider community. In 2014 she was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Society’s medal in recognition for her contributions to industrial and applied mathematics.

    Kerry’s intention in establishing this scholarship is to address the shortage of mathematically trained teachers who have the potential to become leaders in a school’s mathematics program. It is Kerry’s vision and hope that these teachers will passionately communicate the beauty and applications of mathematics to encourage, inspire and empower students to succeed.

What are the benefits?

A living subsidy with a combined total of approximately $30,000 annually for the duration of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree provided in equal instalments each semester.

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