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Prizes and scholarships

Each year, the School of Education celebrates the achievements of our most outstanding students through the awarding of a range of scholarships and prizes.

These awards are only made possible through the generosity of our industry partners, private donors, members of the public, past staff, alumni and various foundations.

The School of Education is delighted to offer the following prizes to our students, made possible only through the generous contributions of our sponsors. Please note: WAM stands for 'Weighted Average Mark'.

Australian Association of Special Education

Australian Association of Special Education (WA Chapter) Prize for excellence in Special Education

Australian Association of Special Education (WA Chapter) advocates on behalf of people with special education needs to ensure provision of and access to quality education services and provides a range of quality services to members and the wider community. The aim of the prize is to support the delivery of special education in Australia by recognising a student who has shown great promise in that area.

Basis of award: Awarded to a graduating Bachelor of Education (Primary) or Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) student with the highest mark in the unit EDU4220 - Programs and Curricula for Students with High Support Needs, in the calendar year of the award

ACEL

Australian Council of Educational Leaders WA (ACEL) Prize

The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) is a not-for-profit company that actively supports the development of leadership capabilities across Australia through conferences and workshops, leadership programs, in-house publications, online learning and resources, and a bookshop.

As the premier provider of resources and experiences for educational leaders, ACEL continues to expand with a growing network of over 35,000 and more than 6500 members actively connecting and participating in regular professional learning.

Basis of the award: Awarded to the most outstanding graduate in Educational Leadership with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) in either the Graduate Certificate of Education or the Master of Education.

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Australian Literacy Educators' Association Prize

Originally entitled the Reading Association of Western Australia Prize, records indicate that the prize was first awarded in 1985 to the best student in the Graduate Diploma in Reading Education from the School of Education at Claremont Campus. Claremont Teachers’ College was, at that time, the only provider of a specialization in the teaching of literacy beyond a pre-service course. The award recognized the special role played by the Graduate Diploma in Reading in providing leadership and a significant contribution to the knowledge and training of teachers in Western Australia.

The prize was subsequently revised and awarded to the graduate who achieved the highest academic result in the Reading Education Major of the Bachelor of Education.

The Australian Reading Association's name changed to the Australian Literacy Educators' Association in March 1996 and the criteria amended to "awarded to the graduate who achieved the highest academic result in the Language and Literacy major in the Bachelor of Education."

Basis of the award: Awarded to the graduate who achieved the highest average mark across three language and literacy units in a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) or Bachelor of Education (Primary).

ACHPER

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Prize

The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc. (ACHPER) is the leading professional association representing teachers and other professionals working in the field of health and physical education. It is a member based, non-for-profit organization with a significant profile.

The purpose of ACHPER is to promote active and healthy living for all Australians through education and professional practice. ACHPER also provides programs and services that support continuing development of knowledge, skills, professional practice, focusing primarily on health education, physical education and recreation. Through this, ACHPER serves its members and other stakeholders who value lifelong physical activity and health.

ACHPER has a proud tradition that goes back to 1955 when the organization had its beginnings in the Australian Physical Education Association, ACHPER has more than 3,000 members national wide and has a Branch in each state and territory (excluding ACT).

Basis of the award: Awarded to the most outstanding Bachelor of Education (Secondary) graduate with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) with a major in Health & Physical Education.

Claremont Alumni Excellence in Teaching Prize

The Edith Cowan University Alumni Association, which operates under a State University Council, is a major stakeholder in the University as it is the representative body of all graduates or alumni. The ECU Act recognized the important role of alumni through representation on the University Council.

Records indicate that the prize was first awarded in 1985 to a Bachelor of Education student. The criteria have been reviewed over the years and the prize is now awarded to the Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) graduate who achieved best overall results, including teaching practice mark.

Basis of the award: Awarded to the Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) graduate who achieved the best overall results – the highest weighted average marks (WAM) including teaching practice grade.

Cyril Cook Prize for Professional Competence

Frank Dymond, Head of Science Education, WACAE, Nedlands campus was instrumental in establishing a trust fund to perpetuate the memory of Cyril Cook and commemorate the contribution he made to teacher education as the first Principal of “Nedlands”. The trust fund was established with donations from staff and ex staff from the then WACAE.

Records indicate that the Cyril Cook Prize was awarded to the student who achieved the best in Education Methods and Practice Teaching, including planning, preparation and organization of teaching materials in the School of Education (Secondary).

The criteria have been reviewed over the years and the prize is now awarded to the graduate who achieves the best overall result in a Secondary Education programme.

Basis of the award: Awarded to the most outstanding Bachelor of Education (Secondary) graduate with the highest weighted average mark (WAM).

Executive Dean's Prize

The Executive Dean's Prize was established in 1999 to recognise outstanding scholarship in a postgraduate program of the School.

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student in a School of Education post graduate coursework programme, with the highest weighted average mark (WAM).

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Fogarty Foundation Prize – Graduate Certificate of Education

The Fogarty Foundation was inaugurated in May 2000 by Annie and Brett Fogarty. The aim was to establish a fund that would directly benefit our Western Australian communities by encouraging endeavors in excellence through education, the community and in life.

The prize was established to promote excellence within the teaching profession; to provide support, professional development and status and encouragement for teachers who work, and who wish to work, with children at educational risk in literacy and numeracy.

As the Foundation moves forward, the core idea has been refined to ‘create and deliver education opportunities that support people to realize their potential and inspire community leadership’.

Basis of the award: This prize is awarded to a graduating Fogarty Scholarship holder with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) in the Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Difficulties).

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Fogarty Foundation Prize – Master of Education

Basis of the award: This prize is awarded to a graduating Fogarty Scholarship holder with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) in the coursework Master of Education (Learning Difficulties).

Judith Vella Bonavita Memorial Primary Education English Prize

This award is in memory of Ms Judith Vella Bonavita, a passionate primary school educator who continued to read at Yiddara Primary school after she had retired as a teacher librarian. The aim of the prize is to support the delivery of English in Primary Education in Australia by recognising a student who has shown great promise in that area.

Basis of the award: Awarded to a Bachelor of Education (Primary) student with the highest mark in unit LAN2240 – English in the Early years of Primary School in the calendar year of the award.

Judith Vella Bonavita Memorial Primary Education Literacy Prize

The aim of the prize is to support the delivery of Literacy in Primary Education in Australia by recognising a student who has shown great promise in that area.

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating Bachelor of Education (Primary) student with the highest mark in unit LIT4260 – Children’s Literature in the Classroom.

Lawrence McGrath Prize

This award was established 1998 in perpetuity as an initial once-only endowment, to stimulate and encourage younger postgraduate and well experienced teachers as "part time researchers", both at university and later in their school. The object of the prize is to recognise outstanding scholarship in postgraduate research in School Leadership.

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating Doctor of Philosophy or a Master of Education student for outstanding scholarship in postgraduate research in School Leadership.

Lyall Hunt Prize for History Education

Named in memory of Associate Professor Lyall Hunt. The funding is from his widow, Prof. Lynne Hunt, as well as others. Lyall Hunt, taught history for over thirty years, 1962-93, in Western Australian teachers’ colleges and the WACAE, becoming Associate Professor and Head, Academic Services, Edith Cowan University.

Basis of the award: This prize is awarded to a Bachelor of Education (Secondary student), in the second year of their course having completed 240 credit points, with the highest combined mark for the units, Planning for Senior Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences HSS2230 and Teaching and Learning in Humanities and Social Sciences HSS2130.

Marilyn Yates HEIA WA Prize

The Marilyn Yates Prize is awarded by the Home Economics Institute of Australia West Australian Division to the student completing the Bachelor of Education, Home Economics, with the highest Academic score. This award is named in honour of HEIAWA Life Member, Marilyn Yates, who has made a significant contribution to Education and the Home Economics Profession over many years.

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student achieving the highest weighted average mark (WAM) in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with a major in Home Economics.

Marion King Early Childhood Education Prize

In 1991 a Trust Fund was created by family and friends to commemorate the memory of the late Marion King.  Marion was a mature age student who enrolled in the first intake of the Early Childhood Education award in 1974.  She graduated with a Diploma of Education in 1976 and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Education, graduating with a Distinction in 1983. Early childhood education formed a special part of Marion’s life and Marion’s family is pleased that an award is available for future students. It was felt that an award to a student completing their first year would ensure they were provided with some assistance to continue their studies.  The family also hopes that this award is an incentive to those students to seek excellence in their achievements.

Basis of the award: Awarded to the student in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) with the highest course average at the end of year one.

The Mathematical Association of WA

Mathematical Association of WA (MAWA) Pre-service Teacher Award - Early Childhood Studies

Mathematical Association of WA (MAWA) is a non-profit organisation which works to support teachers, preservice teachers, parents and students of mathematics in Western Australia.

MAWA contracts a variety of experienced educators to facilitate professional learning that meets the needs of teachers.

MAWA supports teachers, students and schools by conducting a wide range of student and teacher activities; and by providing access to printed/online materials and journals on mathematics teaching, learning and assessment.

Each year the Mathematical Association of WA (MAWA) Pre-service Teacher Awards are awarded to a pre-service teacher who has demonstrated not only an outstanding grade in mathematics units but also a significant contribution to the mathematics education community in the fields of Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education.

MAWA’s Mission is to improve the quality of teaching and learning of mathematics by advocating for mathematics, and providing teachers, students and the community with professional and/or educationally relevant opportunities and support

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) student with the highest mark in the mathematics unit ECM3260-Early Childhood Mathematics 2 in the calendar year of the award.

The Mathematical Association of WA

Mathematical Association of WA (MAWA) Pre-service Teacher Award - Primary education

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student achieving the highest weighted average mark (WAM) in the Bachelor of Education (Primary education) with a major in mathematics.

The Mathematical Association of WA

Mathematical Association of WA (MAWA) Pre-service Teacher Award - Secondary education

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student achieving the highest weighted average mark (WAM) in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) education with a major in mathematics.

Mensaros Prize for Professional Competence

The late Hon. Andrew Mensaros, MLA (Member for Floreat) and past member of the Churchlands College Council originally established the Mensaros Prize. In 1992 as a mark of respect, and in recognition of the contribution made by Andrew Mensaros, the decision was made to establish the prize in perpetuity.

Basis of the award: The prize is awarded to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) graduate with the highest weighted average mark (WAM), including teaching practice mark.

Ron Bell Prize for Speech and Drama

Mrs Betty Marshall, widow of the late Ronald Bell, established the prize in memory of her husband shortly after his death in 1971. Mr Ronald Bell was a student at Claremont Teachers’ College from 1947 to 1949. He taught at Northcliffe, Benger and Cannington and then joined the Speech and Drama staff of the Education Department.

Basis of the award: Awarded to the graduating Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student who achieved the highest weighted average mark (WAM), with a major in Drama studies in the calendar year of the award.

School of Education

School Medal

The School Medal is presented at the Graduation Ceremony, but the School takes the opportunity to acknowledge the award of this medal at the School’s Prize giving event.

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student for outstanding scholarship in an undergraduate program offered by the School of Education - highest weighted average marks (WAM), the highest achieving eligible student graduating from a Bachelor of Education award in the School in the calendar year preceding the graduation ceremony.

School of Education

School Research Medal

The School Research Medal is presented at the Graduation Ceremony, but the School takes the opportunity to acknowledge the award of this medal at the School’s Prize giving event.

Basis of the award: Awarded to a School of Education research higher degree master or doctoral graduate who has completed a research thesis of the highest quality in a School of Education postgraduate course.

South West Development Commission

South West Development Commission Education Prize

South West Development Commission (SWDC) is an agency of the Government of Western Australia and is governed by a board of management.

The SWDC’s role is to foster the economic development of the South West region of Western Australia and promote the region with the aim of attracting visitors, new residents and investment.

The SWDC works in close partnership with other state and Commonwealth (Federal) Government, local government, industry, business and community groups to ensure the region develops in a positive and sustainable way for the future of its people.

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating Bachelor of Education student enrolled at ECU's South West campus with the highest weighted average mark (WAM).

SSTUWA

State School Teachers' Union of Western Australia Prize – Bachelor of Education

In 1898 what is now the Teachers’ Union began its life with 50 members. Since that time the Union has played a leadership role in unionism and in education in this state.

The Union’s rules state that it must watch over and protect the interests of its members, and that it must promote education. These first two objects of the Union make clear that it combines a commitment to ensuring industrial control over the working conditions and rights of members with a broader commitment to be fully involved in the professional rights and interests of members as well as in matters of social justice and equity in which education plays a central role.

Basis of the award: Awarded to the graduate who achieved the highest result, weighted average mark (WAM) in a Bachelor of Education program in the calendar year of the award.

SSTUWA

State School Teachers' Union of Western Australia Prize – Master of Education

Basis of the award: Awarded to the graduate who achieved the highest coursework results (weighted average marks) in the Master of Education program in the calendar year of the award.

Teachers Mutual Bank

Teachers Mutual Bank Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) Prize

Teachers Mutual Bank is dedicated to helping Australian education sector employees and their families secure their financial futures.

In 1966 a group of passionate teachers with a shared vision of giving those alongside them better financial options came together to form a credit union.

50 years on, that passion is stronger than ever with Teachers Mutual Bank still supporting teachers, their families, and the education community with superior banking products and member service.

The purpose of the prize is to recognise outstanding academic and professional experience achievement for the initial teacher education programs.

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) and a most outstanding professional practice performance based on the supervisor’s report in a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies).

Teachers Mutual Bank

Teachers Mutual Bank Bachelor of Education (Primary) Prize

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) and a most outstanding professional practice performance based on the supervisor’s report in a Bachelor of Education (Primary).

Teachers Mutual Bank

Teachers Mutual Bank Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Prize

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) and a most outstanding professional practice performance based on the supervisor’s report in a Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

Teachers Mutual Bank

Teachers Mutual Bank Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies) Prize

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) and a most outstanding professional practice performance based on the supervisor’s report in a Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies).

Teachers Mutual Bank

Teachers Mutual Bank Master of Education (Primary) Prize

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) and a most outstanding professional practice performance based on the supervisor’s report in a Master of Education (Primary).

Teachers Mutual Bank

Teachers Mutual Bank Master of Education (Secondary) Prize

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) and a most outstanding professional practice performance based on the supervisor’s report in a Master of Education (Secondary).

The Blake Triffitt Memorial Prize for Excellence in First Year History

Basis of the award: Awarded to a first year Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student enrolled with a HASS major who has completed a minimum of 120 credit points and has the highest course WAM (weighted average marks) in the calendar year of the award.

Thomas Sten Art Prize

Records show that the Thomas Sten Art Prize was awarded at least as early as 1949 to a student of the Claremont Teachers’ College. While the origins of the award are unclear as accurate details of the donor have been lost in antiquity, the prize is supported by funds held in Trust.

Basis of the award: Awarded to the graduating Bachelor of Education Secondary studies student who achieved the highest weighted average mark (WAM), with a major in Visual Arts major who made the greatest contribution to art in the calendar year of the award.

Traylen Prize

A trust was set up by Mrs Traylen to commemorate the memory of her late husband, Neil Traylen, the fifth principal of Claremont Campus. The Traylen prize was first awarded at Graylands College Graduation ceremonies and the trust fund was set up so that the prize would continue to be awarded.

Basis of the award: Awarded to the graduating Bachelor of Education (Primary) student who achieved the highest weighted average mark (WAM), including teaching practice mark.

WAIER

Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Postgraduate Prize in Education

The Institute was established in the 1980s for the purpose of promoting and disseminating new educational research generated in large parts here in Western Australia. To strengthen the collaboration among higher education institutions, government departments and their research active staff, the Executive Committee of WAIER includes representation from various universities and educational offices. A key activity of the Institute is the organization of the annual WAIER Forum, which provides opportunities for research students and university lecturers to build networks and present their work. It is an important forum for education students and early career researchers to receive feedback on their work in a friendly and collegial space and make connections across institutions. The Institute also supports educational researchers through publication in the well-respected online journal.

Records show the prize was awarded at least as early as 1969, to a student at Claremont Teachers’ College.

Basis of the award: Awarded to an eligible student showing outstanding scholarship as determined by course weighted average marks (WAM) in postgraduate coursework or research in postgraduate teacher education, as determined by examiners’ comments on thesis.

Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association (WAPPA)

Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association Prize

The Western Australian Primary Principals' Association (WAPPA) is the professional association for leaders of primary school education across Western Australia.

WAPPA provides support, services and recognition to over 1100 members across the state to impact educational outcomes and strengthen school leadership.

WAPPA strives for the sustainable enhancement of primary education in WA through member support, leadership development and advocacy to influence educational outcomes.

Basis of the award: Awarded to a graduating student with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) in Master of Education coursework (course code H08 and I71) with a specialisation in Leading Education in the calendar year of the award.

The recipient will be currently working or returning to work in the government primary education sector within Western Australia.

WATESOL Prize

This prize was first offered in 2009/10. WATESOL is the professional association for all English as a Second language (ESL) teachers in Western Australia. It covers all sectors of English language teaching:

  • English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS);
  • Adult migrant colleges;
  • Catholic Education; Independent schools; Education Department of WA (ESL and Aboriginal);
  • All levels of instruction: primary, secondary and tertiary levels within these.

WATESOL can provide vital information through:

  • Local, national and international speakers, presenting a wide range of TESOL issues;
  • Reports from members who participate in seminars conferences, and education tours.

Affiliation with Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) – a national co-ordinating body and lobby group, representing, at national and international level, all the TESOL teachers and teacher educators.

Basis of the award: Awarded to the eligible student with the highest average mark in three Teaching English as a Second Language referred to as TESOL units within the Graduate Certificate of Education (TESOL).

World Education Fellowship Prize

Records indicate that the World Education Fellowship Prize was awarded at least as early as 1958. In 1988, Dr Robert L Weiland, President, established a trust fund to ensure the prize would be awarded in perpetuity to provide a stimulus for students to strive for excellence.

Basis of the award: Awarded to the graduating Bachelor of Education Primary studies student who achieved the highest weighted average mark (WAM) in the calendar year of the award.

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

Fogarty Foundation Scholarships

The Fogarty Foundation provides a number of 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. The Fogarty Foundation contributes a total of up to $40 000 annually to be divided among scholarship winners, the number of which may vary. It is hoped these scholarships will enable teachers to upgrade their qualifications in teaching students with learning difficulties or special needs. Students will be required on acceptance of the scholarship to engage in a small program of engagement with current and past scholars.

Download the Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships for 2020 flyer.

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

Lesley Lillian Graham Award (Graduate Diploma 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 (Graduate Diploma of Education – Secondary) is open to students enrolled in a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) with a curriculum study major in English Education. The scholarship is valued at $5000 and paid in two Installments of $2500; 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.

For more information about contributing to prizes and scholarships at ECU’s School of Education, please contact:

Professor Stephen Winn
Executive Dean, School of Education
Phone: (61 8) 6304 5106
Email: s.winn@ecu.edu.au

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