David Pank Education Scholarship

The Pank family has established this scholarship in memory of David Pank. The scholarship is tenable for three years and will be offered to students enrolled full-time in the second year of a Bachelor of Education program (and associated Double Degree programs). Applicants must provide evidence of financial hardship and a supporting statement with their application outlining their career and personal aspirations and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals. Details of financial disadvantage should also be included in the written statement. Students in receipt of another Pank family scholarship, grant or prize or other non-Commonwealth scholarships are not eligible for this scholarship..

Value of Funding
Up to $6,000. Recipients will receive an annual payment of $2,000 made in two instalments of $1,000 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided they continue to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance

This scholarship is open to students who are:
1) Australian citizens or permanent residents;
2) - Enrolled in the second year of one of the following programs:
Bachelor of Education (MBET) (Early Childhood, Primary, or Primary and Middle specialisations) 
LBSY Bachelor of Education (Secondary Design and Technology) & (Secondary Food and Textiles Technologies)
3) Enrolled in that program on a full-time basis as a Commonwealth Supported student.

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of:
1) Demonstrated financial hardship plus evidence 
o Health care or pension concession card 
o Documentation which proves the student is in receipt of Youth Allowance‚ Austudy or Abstudy or other means tested government benefit.
o Completing UniSA Assessment Form: You must complete the form available at the following link (located at the bottom of the page) and submit with the supporting documentation listed in the form: http://w3.unisa.edu.au/scholarship/meanstestedbenefits.asp

2) A supporting personal written statement addressing the following criteria: demonstrated communication skills‚ vision for the education profession‚ leadership potential‚ community involvement and rationale for award of the scholarship.
3) Academic Merit: GPA from first year of studies will be taken into account in assessing equally meritorious candidates
4) Performance at interview.

Preference will be given to students studying Middle Education and those with Mathematics and Science specialisations.

Applying through myScholarships 
Once you are enrolled at UniSA you can apply for a range of scholarships through myScholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal. Choose from the list of available scholarships and you will be guided through the application process.  More here

Opening Date
01 February 2018

Closing Date
09 March 2018

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Education
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 5466
Email: EDS-SPAGAdmin@unisa.edu.au

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