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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