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.

Applications open

1 Oct 2019

Applications closed

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 2020 intake of the 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 the completion of the financial assessment component of the application form

    Selection criteria

    • High academic achievement (i.e. First Class Honours 80%+) in previous studies as determined by course weighted average – 40% of consideration assessed by academic transcripts
    • Written statement (not more than 1000 words) about the candidate’s aspirations as a mathematics teacher – 30% of consideration
    • Curriculum Vitae – 10% of consideration
    • Demonstrate financial need – 20% consideration assessed by financial assessment form completed as part of the application

    Year 2 (to remain on the scholarship in the second year of the degree) assessed by a package submitted to the scholarship committee including the following:

    • Intend to continue within the Mathematics Learning Area - Assessed by enrolment study plan
    • H1 (80% or above) in the Mathematics Learning Area subjects and an H1 (80% or above) average in the first year of the course taking into account the personal circumstances of the recipient. - Assessed by enrolment record
    • Clinical Teaching Practice 1 & 2 to be undertaken within a school with female enrolments
    • Demonstrated outstanding teaching practice in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) demonstrated through results in the Clinical Teaching Practice 1 and 2. - Result to equal 80% or higher, taking into account the personal circumstances of the recipient.
    • Meet the requirement for the National Literacy and Numeracy Test (required for all first year Master of Teaching students) - Measured by passing result
    • Written statement (not more than 1000 words) by the awardee on their impact during teaching placements in addressing the challenges in delivering mathematics curriculum, including motivating students through the provision of context, and inspiring and fostering the participation of girls in mathematics
  • Application process

    Submit an application online.

  • 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 School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne in 2007 (the first female professor in the School’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. Kerry was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2019.

    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 School, 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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