Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) :Amy Levai Aboriginal Teaching Scholarships

Opening Date: 01-05-2017   Closing Date: 31-05-2017  

The purpose of this scholarship is to support Aboriginal people undertaking study in a teacher education program. 
 Scholarship recipients, upon successful completion of all scholarship requirements, will be provided with pathways to employment in a South Australian government school or pre-school in a country or metropolitan region.
Applicants must:
  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. Please note that verification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is required with all applications. (The verification is a document executed by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation confirming that the applicant is recognised by his/her community as an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander and endorsed with a common seal.)
  • be currently studying (full or part time) a teacher education program at any Australian tertiary institution or have applied to commence in the following year (If candidates are undertaking an initial degree (eg undergraduate) followed by a post graduate pre-service teaching qualification (eg Master of Teaching or Graduate Diploma), scholarship eligibility is only for the teaching component of studies.)
  • reside in South Australia for the duration of study
Scholarships available:
•    $10,000 Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarship – secondary school students
•    $20,000 Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarship – pre-service teacher education students
Submit a completed Amy Levai Aboriginal Teaching Scholarship – secondary application to
Final year students must submit their application by the end of term 3 of the final year of secondary school.
Following receipt of the completed  application a meeting will be arranged with the applicant, key people at the applicant’s school, and a  parent/s or legal guardian/s.


Scholarship Type: undergraduate, postgraduate, commencing, continuing, Indigenous students,