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Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarships

The department is committed to increasing the number of Aboriginal teachers in public education in South Australia. 

Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarships provide financial support for Aboriginal people interested in teaching.

Scholarships available:
•    $5000 Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarship – secondary 
•    $20,000 Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarship – pre-service 

    $5000 Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarship – secondary

    The Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarship – secondary supports Aboriginal senior secondary school students in South Australian government schools interested in a teaching career in public education.

    Eligibility

    Candidates must:

    • be senior secondary school students (from year 11) studying in a South Australian government school
    • intend to enrol in an initial teacher education program at an Australian university on completion of their final year of secondary education.

    Scholarship conditions and payments

    A total scholarship amount of $5000 will be paid as follows:

    • $2500 on meeting all application requirements
    • $2500 on demonstrated acceptance and enrolment into an initial teacher education program.

    Monies received from scholarship payments can be used at the student’s discretion. Payments may be subject to tax and it is the student’s responsibility to seek independent and personal tax advice. 

    Scholarship conditions include entering into a contractual agreement with the department.

    Scholarships are subject to available funds.

    Application

    Submit a completed Amy Levai Aboriginal Teaching Scholarship – secondary application (Word 83KB) to educationstrategicrecruitment [at] sa.gov.au.

    Students in their final year of secondary school must submit their application by the last day of term 3.

    $20,000 Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarship – pre-service

    The Amy Levai Aboriginal Teaching Scholarship – pre-service supports Aboriginal pre-service teacher education students to complete a teaching qualification and gain employment as a teacher in public education. 

    Eligibility

    Candidates must:

    • be actively enrolled in a teacher education program at any Australian tertiary institution
    • be a resident of South Australia.

    Scholarship conditions and payments

    Scholarship payments are made per semester, based on the submission of successful results, paid into a nominated bank account and can be used at the discretion of the recipient. Payments may be subject to tax. It is the responsibility of recipients to seek independent and personal tax advice. Scholarship conditions include entering into a contractual agreement with the department.

    Scholarships are subject to available funds.

    Department for Education employees

    Candidates who are current employees of the Department for Education please access the tailored support package through the intranet.   

    See the intranet (staff login required) to find out more.

    Application

    To apply complete the Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarship – pre-service application form (Word 101KB) and submit to educationstrategicrecruitment [at] sa.gov.au.

    Applications are open. Students applying in their final year of an initial teacher education program must submit an application by 30 June of that year.

    Verification of Aboriginality

    Candidates must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and provide verification via a document with a common seal issued by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation. Organisations that may be able to help with certification include:

    Contact

    Strategic Recruitment

    Phone: 8226 1456
    Email: eduationStrategicRecruitment [at] sa.gov.au