Catholic Education Cairns is delighted to offer full scholarships to cover HECS fees for up to four years, for graduating Year 12 students from Catholic colleges within the Diocese of Cairns. The scholarships are intended for students applying to complete a full-time, four-year Bachelor of Education degree at James Cook University Nguma Bada Campus (JCU) or Central Queensland University (CQU) Cairns campus.
These full-time degrees may include Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary majors. Successful students would be committing to undertake at least 50 per cent of their professional experience placements in Catholic schools within the Diocese of Cairns, including their final year practicum. First Nations students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Catholic Education Cairns commits to paying the course fees directly on presentation of course fees, which must be presented prior to the census date each semester of study for the four years of the degree.
Upon successful completion of the Education degree, scholarship recipients will be guaranteed employment within the Diocese of Cairns and expected to teach for two years in a school within the Diocese of Cairns. Repayment of course fees will be required if recipients are unable to fulfill this teaching commitment.
Catholic Education Cairns will offer opportunities to work in Diocesan schools as school officers supporting teachers in the classroom on a part-time basis. Key personnel from Catholic Education Services (CES) will stay connected with recipients through a supportive on-boarding program over the duration of the course.
Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.
Applicants must submit with the Scholarship Application Form:
Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered. The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to contact referees. Scholarship applications open in mid-December and close at the end of January of the applicant’s final year of study.
Applications to be emailed directly to email@example.com Any questions regarding the application can be sent to Administration Officer Workforce Capability at firstname.lastname@example.org
To retain the scholarship, recipients must: