Flinders University Indigenous Education Placement Scholarship

The Indigenous Education Placement Scholarship was created in recognition of the profound understanding of the knowledge, capability, and prospective leadership that indigenous people can provide to the nation. The award intends to help preservice Indigenous teachers who are placed in rural areas.

With the help of this grant, students will have less financial stress during their fieldwork and will be able to hone their talents while making a difference in a rural or regional community.

About Flinders University

Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. Flinders is a verdant university[citation needed] and a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group and ranks in the 10-16 bracket in Australia and 36th in the world of those established less than 50 years.

Benefits of Indigenous Education Placement Scholarship

Up to $5,000 will be awarded as a scholarship, which will be paid in one lump sum before to the start of the placement*.

The award is meant to help with placement-related lodging, transportation, and daily living costs. It might also cover the expenses of keeping them in their customary housing for the duration of the semester and the loss of income.

Recipients who do not proceed with the rural or remote placement will be liable to repay the scholarship monies.

*Students receiving another scholarship for the same placement may receive a reduced amount.

Qualification Requirements

An applicant must:

  • Be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • Be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which they live or have lived; and
  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor of Education degree at Flinders University, which includes placement components; and
  • Be enrolled in a topic that has a placement component of at least four weeks duration in the year the scholarship will be awarded; and
  • Be intending to undertake a placement in a regional or rural location as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Areas 3-5,
  • Be undertaking the placement in a regional or rural location that is at least 90 minutes from the campus the student is enrolled at; and
  • Be temporarily relocating from their usual semester address to undertake the placement; and
  • Have not received this scholarship previously.

Applications will not be accepted from students who have already completed their placement.

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student System  by the specified closing date.

For more details, visit Flinders University website on https://www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships/indigenous-education-placement-scholarship

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