Public school teachers in Victoria who have been teaching for between five and 15 years can now apply for a new $10,000 scholarship to spend on approved professional learning of the applicant’s choice, the Teachers Mutual Bank Mid-Career Scholarship.
The scholarship is available through a partnership between the Public Education Foundation and Teachers Mutual Bank and can be used to cover the expense of a professional development course including travel, or a set of professional learning activities.
Teachers Mutual Bank General Manager, Alan Waugh, said: “Teachers play an extremely vital role in our communities and at Teachers Mutual Bank we are dedicated to fostering opportunities for them to flourish.
“We are extremely proud to launch this scholarship which aims to identify outstanding teachers who possess a keen enthusiasm for their professional development. In a continuously changing world, commitment to professional development is vital to the long- term success of Australia’s education sector.”
David Hetherington, Executive Director Public Education Foundation, said: “Dedicated and effective mid-career teachers are vital to the success of the school community. We are delighted to be working with Teachers Mutual Bank on this scholarship which aims to further the professional development of teachers who display a strong capability for leadership into the future.”
Applications for the Victorian Mid-Career Teachers Scholarship close on March 10, 2020. A selection panel including representatives from the Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and independent experts will review all applications and confer with the Public Education Foundation Board to determine the scholarship winner.
For further information and details on how to apply, visit: publiceducationfoundation.org.au/tmb-victorian-mid-career-teachers-scholarship/