Scholarship

Kerry Landman Scholarship

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Key scholarship details

Application status

Not open yet

Applications open

1 Oct 2023

Applications close

7 Dec 2023

Benefit amount

Up to $60,000

Eligible study level

Graduate coursework

Eligible student type

Domestic students

Eligible study stage

Future study

Benefit duration

One or more years

Summary

The Kerry Landman Scholarship supports high-achieving mathematics graduates that demonstrate a passion for education and wish to train as mathematics teachers. This scholarship is valued at up to $60,000 in total and students with a mathematics major who are enrolling in a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education are encouraged to apply. The 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. A successful candidate will have the potential to become a leader in mathematics education.

About the donor

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.

Benefits

$30,000 annually for the duration of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree provided in four annual instalments.

Hear from a scholarship recipient

Meet Shane, a Master of Teaching (Secondary) student and recipient of the Kerry Landman Scholarship. The scholarship helped alleviate financial pressure and pushed him to achieve his highest potential.

Amount:

Up to $60,000

Duration:

One or more years

Quantity:

1

Eligibility and selection criteria

Eligibility

To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • have a recent (5 years or less) undergraduate degree (or higher qualification) with a major in mathematics
  • be enrolled or applying to enrol in the 2024 intake of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) course in the Mathematics Learning Area at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Consideration will also be given for applicants who demonstrate financial need – assessed by the completion of the financial assessment component of the application form

Selection criteria

Eligible applicants will be assessed on the merit of their application including :

  • academic achievement in previous studies as determined by course weighted average
  • aspirations as a mathematics teacher provided by written statement (not more than 1000 words)
  • background and experience of the candidate demonstrated through a curriculum vitae
  • consideration of financial need

If deemed necessary by the Selection Committee an interview may be required and/or referees contacted.

To remain on the scholarship in the second year of the course the recipient will need to:

  • continue the Mathematics Learning Area
  • achieve 75% or above in the Mathematics Learning Area subjects and 75% or above average in the first year of the course, taking into account the personal circumstances of the recipient
  • take Engaging and Assessing Learners subjects 1 & 2 in a school with female enrolments
  • demonstrate excellent teaching practice in the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • meet the requirement for the National Literacy and Numeracy Test (required for all first year Master of Teaching students)
  • provide a written statement 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

Study level:

Graduate coursework

Student type:

Domestic students

Study stage type:

Future study

Study area:

Education

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Application

How to apply

  • Submit an online application. The application form will be available when the scholarship opens.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be invited to an interview and/or referees contacted.
  • For any questions regarding this scholarship please submit an enquiry here.

When will I know the outcome?

The offer will be made by February at the latest.

Status:

Not open yet

Applications open:

1 Oct 2023

Applications close:

7 Dec 2023

image of recipient Angie Lu

Recipient feedback

I became highly invested in the Kerry Landman Scholarship in the hope it would gift me two types of freedom. Firstly, financially, so that I could commit wholly to achieving my highest potential in my studies. But secondly, personally, so I could prove to myself that what I've always wanted was possible and purposeful. The Kerry Landman Scholarship was my dream all neatly packaged and waiting at the MGSE.

Angie Lu

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