Iris Glover Scholarship in Early Childhood Education

The Iris Glover Scholarship in Early Childhood Education has been established by Dr Anne Glover AO and Ms Rosemary Green AM in honour of their mother, Iris Glover. A lifelong learner with a very strong commitment to young children’s learning, Iris Glover was a teacher in small rural schools throughout South Australia from the late 1930s to the early 1970s. Years later, many students remembered the difference she had made in their lives. Her caring approach extended to trainee teachers, teachers beginning their careers and colleagues, all of whom she inspired with her enthusiastic, hardworking and caring approach and her extraordinary ability to adapt to change, while always seeking the best learning outcomes for children.

Value of Funding
Up to $15‚000. Recipients will receive an annual payment of $5‚000 made in two instalments of $2‚500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates, provided they continue to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance. Recipients should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.

Criteria/Eligibility
1) The scholarship is tenable for three years and is available to full-time students undertaking the second year of a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program.
2) Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents.

Eligible applicants must provide:
- Evidence of financial disadvantage
- A supporting statement outlining their career and personal aspirations and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals. Details of financial hardship should also be included in the written statement.

Selection will be based on a written statement, academic merit and financial disadvantage and short-listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the scholarship selection panel.

Applications from mature-age students will be considered favourably.

How to Apply
UniSA How to apply website

Closing Date

Next Round
2020 (once every 3 years)

For more information contact:
Ms Doreen Lim
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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