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Undergraduate Scholarship in Edith Cowan University
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.
Eligibility for ECU Undergraduate Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship you must :
- be an Australian citizen;
- be a current student;
- have completed 3 years / 360 credit points of one of the following courses:
- Bachelor of Education ( Primary) Y41; or
- Bachelor of Education ( Early Childhood Studies ) Y42.
- be enrolled /enrolling into your 4th year units in semester 1;
- be studying full time and on-campus;
- have maintained an academic status of good standing at the end of each semester ( as defined in the ECU handbook ); and
- be able to provide evidence of their interest in reading and literacy
Dr Thelma Bessell Scholarship Selection Criteria
Selection will be based on :
- your Academic Merit;
- evidence you provide of reading and literacy activities / studies undertaken outside of your core / compulsory units; and
- the content of your statement ( see How to apply below ).
ECU Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form
- Download and complete the application form as a hard copy, or electronic copy.
- You will need to supply a written statement of approx. 500 words demonstrating your passion for education and commitment to the effective teaching of reading and literacy.
- In particular you should provide information describing the relevant activities / studies you have undertaken outside of your core / compulsory units, in order to support your knowledge and understanding of effective literacy teaching.
Dr Thelma Bessell Scholarship Important Dates
- Dr Thelma Bessell Scholarship opens on : 28th November, 2017
- Last date for submission of application form : 27th February, 2017