Applications for the 2016 Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships are now open.
The Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships have been developed by the Department of Education and Training Queensland to assist aspiring teachers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to complete an initial preservice teacher education program and make a difference in education.
The scholarships are named in honour of Pearl Duncan, an Aboriginal educator who has dedicated her life to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in education.
Up to 15 Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships are awarded each year.
More information about eligibility and the application process is available from the Make a Difference. Teach website
Also on offer from the Queensland Department of Education and Training is the Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary.
To apply for this $5000 grant you must be a member of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community and be enrolled in second or third year studies at any Queensland higher education institution.
More information about the bursary is available from the Queensland Government Indigenous Portal.