The Wei Family Education Scholarship

NOTE: this scholarship is next available in 2024. The Wei Family Education Scholarship was established to acknowledge and reward the courage and risk involved in a career change and to show appreciation for the devotion to education that mature teaching candidates from diverse cultural and societal backgrounds bring to the profession. It is the donor’s wish that these teachers will fuel innovation in teaching practice and reform education philosophies based on real-life experiences.

Applications open

1 Oct 2023

Last day for applications

30 Nov 2023
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
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

1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be commencing the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship at MGSE as a domestic student in 2024
    • have a minimum of five years professional experience* and demonstrate that your application represents a professional career change
    • demonstrate a passion for teaching
    • be experiencing disadvantaged circumstances

    *If no such candidate applies in a particular year applicants with 3-5 years professional experience may be considered.

    Selection criteria

    • Completion of application via the online application form.  The application form will be available when the scholarship opens.
    • Applications are ranked by the selection committee which consists of three academics

    Application Questions - to be answered via the online application form

    1. Briefly detail any tertiary studies to date, including institution and name of course.
    2. Detail your career to date, including employer, job title, dates of employment and a brief description of your duties.
    3. Why have you chosen to study teaching?
    4. What do you plan to do with the skills and knowledge you gain from the course?
    5. Are you currently facing disadvantaged circumstances?  Is gaining financial support through the scholarship important to enable you to undertake the course? If so, detail why and provide evidence to support your statement?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship please contact: mgse-scholarships@unimelb.edu.au

  • Application process

    Applicants must submit an online application.  The application form will be available when the scholarship opens in October 2023.

    For any questions regarding this scholarship please email: mgse-scholarships@unimelb.edu.au

    Submit a course application

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of February at the latest.

  • About the donor

    Nina Wei

    After working in development as a public policy and business consultant, Nina decided to pursue her passion for education and returned to study, completing the Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in 2016. Prior to this Nina completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology at Peking University (Beijing China) and a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Through Nina’s education journey she has developed a passion for cross-cultural communication and social integration, which she brings into the classroom. Her previous experiences have strongly contributed to her teaching philosophy and she encourages experienced professionals to consider sharing their life stories, values and wisdom with the younger generations by becoming teachers.

    The Wei Family Education Scholarship was established to acknowledge and reward the courage and risk involved in a career change and to show appreciation for the devotion to education that mature teaching candidates from diverse cultural and societal backgrounds bring to the profession. It is Nina’s wish that these teachers will fuel innovation in teaching practice and reform education philosophies based on various real-life experiences.

What are the benefits?

Up to $20,000 in total over the two year duration of the course.  Paid in installments twice annually, post census date.

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