The Fay Thomas Scholarship

This scholarship provides support for a Melbourne Graduate School of Education student who is a member of staff from a Victorian government school (Primary or Secondary) to undertake study or research in the fields of school leadership and management.

Applications open

1 Jan 2023

Last day for applications

15 Mar 2023
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $6,650

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a student of the Master of Instructional Leadership or Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
    • have a minimum of 5 years experience at a senior level within a school*
    • be working at a Victorian government school

    Preference will be given to students entering their second year of the course.

    *This does not require a specific job title.  Applicants must show that they have at least 5 years’ experience in leadership roles within their schools.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on the merit of their application and previous academic results, including results for the first year of the Master of Instructional Leadership or Master of Education (Leadership and Management), if applicable

  • Application process
    • completion of application via the online application form.  The application form will be available when the scholarship opens on 1 January, 2022
    • applications are ranked by the selection committee which consists of three University academics

    As part of your application you will need to:

    • detail your past teaching experience
    • provide details of your leadership responsibilities within schools to date (including job titles and dates)
    • explain your motivation for taking the Master of Instructional Leadership or Master of Education (Leadership and Management) and what do you hope to do with the knowledge you gain your study
    • provide a letter of support confirming your school employment and leadership involvement.  The letter should be on letterhead and signed by your referee.

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  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be notified of the outcome by May at the latest.

What are the benefits?

Up to $6,650, payable after census date.

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