The Dr Thelma Bessell-Brown Scholarship was established in honour of Dr Leo Leriche's late wife Dr Thelma Bessell-Browne. Thelma was a teacher who dedicated her whole life to education, with a strong focus on reading and literacy in particular. The Dr Thelma Bessell-Browne Scholarship will be awarded to a student studying 4th Year in an Undergraduate Education degree who demonstrates a passion for education and a specific interest in reading and literacy. The scholarship offers a one-off payment of $1,600.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
You will need to supply a written statement of approx. 500 words demonstrating your passion for education and commitment to the effective teaching of reading and literacy.
In particular you should provide information describing the relevant activities/studies you have undertaken outside of your core/compulsory units, in order to support your knowledge and understanding of effective literacy teaching.
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