Applications are now open for the 2018 NGS Super Scholarship Awards which offers six $5000 scholarships to its members working in independent education.
Winners can undertake professional development or a project or initiative and entrants like Mark Fielding have knocked the lights out using the funds.
Fielding, from St Stephen’s School in Western Australia, a winner in 2017, used his scholarship grant to support a project close to his heart – an established partnership with two small, remote indigenous schools located in the East Kimberley region of WA.
He has been Director of Global Programs at St Stephen’s for six years, and cited the importance of this relationship-driven program as a way to educate children about other cultures and bridge cultural gaps.
“I have a deep and personal interest in the idea that education – really good, progressive education – needs to help kids travel on a journey to be inter-culturally competent and to be positive contributors to our world.”
“We believe this program is really important because we want to foster meaningful connections, and know that these meaningful relationships aren’t ephemeral. The NGS Super grant has really allowed me to drive this program further and we’re thrilled with the outcomes made possible by this additional support,” Fielding said.
The awards, which have seen year on year growth in applications, are part of NGS Super’s commitment to furthering the careers of teaching, support and management staff of non-government schools.
Laura Wright, Acting CEO of NGS Super, encourages all its members currently working in the independent education sector to consider applying this year.
“After the success of last year’s campaign, where we saw an unprecedented number of applications, we are both proud and excited to see the calibre of applications this year will bring. We look forward to supporting the future generation of teachers, support staff and leaders any way we can and firmly believe that our Scholarship Awards do just that,” she said.
Applications are now open for the NGS Super Scholarship Awards and members have until Monday, 3rd September 2018 to get their application in. Winners will be announced on World Teachers’ Day – Friday, 5th October.
NGS Super members who are working in management, teaching or support staff positions for a non-government school can apply for an 2018 NGS Super Scholarship Award by visiting https://www.ngssuper.com.au/scholarships.
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