STEM Scholarships for Science and Mathematics

A Science and Mathematics Scholarship gives you

$5000

Per year of study

$2500

Study completion grant

Permanent

teaching job

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Current teachers - complete further studies to be a qualified science or mathematics teacher!

Applications will close on Friday 8 December 2017.

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Teach high demand subjects

As part of the Government's commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), up to 320 public school teachers will have the opportunity to undertake further training as specialists in mathematics and science.

Approved teachers, you could get financial assistance while you study to become a science or mathematics teacher and be guaranteed a permanent position in a NSW public school. Up to 80 Science and Mathematics Scholarships are available for study commencing in 2018.

Science and mathematics scholars get:

  • $5000 per year (12 months) of study
  • $300 one-off general purpose allowance
  • up to eight days study leave per year (12 months) of study,
  • $2500 study completion grant
  • a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school in an agreed location, on completion of studies.

Agreed locations

As part of the application process, you will be asked to select either 'Anywhere in the State' or individual school education areas where you would like to be appointed on completion of your studies. If you select to be appointed 'Anywhere in the State', you are agreeing to be appointed to a school in one of the following school education areas: Albury, Armidale, Bankstown, Batemans Bay, Bathurst, Blacktown, Bondi, Bourke, Broken Hill, Campbelltown, Clarence/Coffs Harbour, Deniliquin, Dubbo, Fairfield, Granville, Griffith, Hornsby, Lake Macquarie, Lismore, Liverpool, Maitland, Moree, Mount Druitt, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Orange, Penrith, Port Jackson, Port Macquarie, Queanbeyan, Ryde, Shellharbour, Tamworth, Taree, Tweed Heads/Ballina, Wagga Wagga, Windsor and Wollongong.

If selecting individual school education areas, you may increase your chances of receiving a scholarship if you are willing to teach in locations of workforce need.

The metropolitan areas where teachers are in high demand are Bankstown, Blacktown, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Granville, Liverpool, Mount Druitt, and Windsor. The non-coastal rural NSW areas where teachers are in high demand are Albury, Armidale, Bathurst, Bourke, Broken Hill, Deniliquin, Dubbo, Griffith, Maitland, Moree, Muswellbrook, Orange, Tamworth, and Wagga Wagga.

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Contact our sponsored training team via sponsoredtraining@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 1300 300 634.