Governor-General’s Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarships, Edith Cowan University, Australia

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The Governor-General’s Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarships are a prestigious award that will assist one Indigenous student in each state and territory to undertake teacher education studies at university. The scholarships will provide $25,000 per year to successful recipients for the life of their teaching degree (up to 4 years).

Amount: $25,000
Yearly (for up to four years)

Eligibility criteria:
To be eligible for a GGISTS, the applicant must:

  • be an Indigenous Australian
  • have completed Year 12 or equivalent, or mature age requirements
  • be enrolled in, or have been accepted into, a higher education institution undergraduate teacher education course
  • have 2 referee reports (see template)
  • have the potential to acquire a teaching degree and take up a position as a teacher

Level of study:

Year of study:

  • Any


  • Education and Arts


  • School of Education

Study mode:

  • Full-time (undergrad & Post grad)


  • Australian Citizen

Applicant information:
For the purpose of the scholarships, the student’s state or territory is their home location, not the state or territory in which they are already or will be studying.


  • compliance with eligibility requirements
  • the applicants responses in the application form
  • supporting referee reports (see template)
  • evidence that the person is enrolled in a teaching course

Application opening date: March 2011
Application closing date:
April 2011

If you have any further questions about the Governor-General’s Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarships please visit the Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarships website.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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