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2019 PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship Winners Announced

PMSA Board News

Posted 04/02/2019

As a new school year begins, many of our 2018 senior students begin their journey beyond school and we congratulate four past students who have been awarded PMSA Teacher Education Scholarships for 2019.

Each of the four 2019 scholarship winners - Max Clayton, Jack Sims, Joanna Bach and Isabelle Taylor - will receive $2000 per year for up to four years as they undertake their teaching degrees.

  • 2018 Year 12 graduate and BBC Old Collegian Max Clayton will begin studying his first choice of a Bachelor Business Management / Bachelor of Secondary Education at the University of Queensland.
  • Fellow BBC Old Collegian and 2016 graduate Jack Sims is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary) majoring in geography and criminology at the University of Queensland.
  • Somerville House 2018 graduate Joanna Bach also received a Teacher Education Scholarship and will study a Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) at Australian Catholic University.
  • Clayfield College Old Collegian and 2018 graduate Isabelle Taylor will commence a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education at the University of Queensland which is a new teaching degree focussing on the teaching areas of PE, biology and science.

The scholarships aim to foster a respect for the importance of teaching as a profession, foster Christian faith and values in schools and encourage future teachers who hold Christian beliefs and values, and assist aspiring teachers of Christian conviction to complete an approved teacher education program to enable them to make a difference in the schools they serve.

Current and past students of PMSA schools who are entering an undergraduate teacher education degree course are encouraged to apply for a PMSA Teacher Education Scholarship. Applications are advertised in early September and close in late October.