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Scholarships

ECU offers a broad range of scholarships to all students. These scholarships are designed to both recognise those who life journey may have been challenging as well as rewarding students who have shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour. Scholarships can help students to realise their dreams by helping to pay for fees, text books, living expenses and other items.

In addition to these university-wide scholarships, ECU’s School of Education is pleased to offer a range of scholarships specifically reserved for students studying to become a teacher.

These scholarships are listed below, along with information on how to apply.

School of Education Alumni Scholarship

Are you an alumni of the School of Education (School) at Edith Cowan University (ECU) intending to study a postgraduate course offered by the School? You could be eligible for a scholarship that offers a 15% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of your course (Scholarship).

To apply and for more information, please visit ECU Scholarships.

Claremont Teacher's College Memorial Award

The Claremont Teacher's College Memorial Award: Physical Education, Sports Science and Human Biology is open to full-time ECU Bachelor of Science (Sports Science) Honours, Bachelor of Science (Human Biology) Honours, Bachelor of Education (specialising in Physical Education) fourth year students and Grad Dip Education (Secondary - majoring in Physical Education). The award offers a once off payment of $1,200. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web page.

Dr Susan Holland Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to provide financial support to enable a doctoral student within the School of Education to make substantial progress towards her/his research programme. The scholarship is offered on the basis of academic merit, teaching experience and a commitment to undertake research directed to enhancing the quality of teaching. Dr Susan Holland Scholarship recipients will receive $10,000 in two payments of $5000 and are also eligible to re-apply annually. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web page.

Dr Thelma Bessell-Browne Scholarship

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 payment of $800 in semester one and two following census date, for a total of $1,600.

Fogarty Foundation Scholarships

The Fogarty Foundation provides a number of cash scholarships on an annual basis to support students enrolled in and completing either a postgraduate (Graduate Certificate or Masters) in Education specialising in either Learning Difficulties or Special Education. $5,000 cash scholarships available.

To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships - Fogarty Foundation web page.

King & Amy O'Malley Trust Scholarships

King & Amy O’Malley Trust Scholarships are annual undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for students enrolled in or applying for tertiary Home Economics or related areas (e.g. Family Studies, Consumer Science, Food and Nutrition or Teacher education in these fields). There are 30 scholarships available each year and since 1986 when the scholarship was first awarded there have been hundreds of successful scholars who have benefited from the scholarship and been successful in their careers in the field. The scholarship offers a payment of $7,500 for postgraduate students, and $5,000 for undergraduates. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web page.

Lesley Lillian Graham Award (Bachelor of Education - Secondary)

This award was established by the will of Miss Lesley Lillian Graham to reward outstanding secondary student teachers majoring in English. The donated funds are to be used to assist a student studying towards becoming an English Teacher. The Lesley Lillian Graham Award (Bachelor of Education - Secondary) is open to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with a curriculum study major in English Education. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and paid in two Installments of $2,500; the first following confirmation of acceptance and the second (final) installment to be paid after second semester census date. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web page.

Lincoln McCashney Memorial Scholarship

The Lincoln McCashney Memorial Scholarship is awarded to recognise a third year Education student who demonstrates the qualities that made the late Lincoln McCashney such an outstanding teacher, educator and mentor to many ECU students, thereby encouraging the development of those qualities and honouring Lincoln’s contribution to education in WA. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and paid in two installments of $2,500 and is unique as a staff member or practicum teacher may nominate a student. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web page.

Nedlands (Secondary) Teachers College Memorial Award

The Nedlands (Secondary) Teachers College Memorial Award was originally established in 2002 to recognise the importance of ECU'S predecessor colleges to the history of Edith Cowan University. The purpose of this annual award is to support Western Australian secondary teachers build professional competence through study at ECU at master's level, as the Nedlands College had a focus on developing the professional competence of secondary teachers. This award offers a once off payment of $1,200. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web page.

Paul Newhouse Memorial Scholarship

The Paul Newhouse Memorial Scholarship is an annual award to support a postgraduate student enrolled in the School of Education with financial support for their studies in the area of digital technologies. The scholarship offers payments of $2,500 per semester for a total of $5,000. To apply and for more information, please visit the ECU Scholarships web page.

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