February 5, 2020

New Victorian Mid-Career Teachers Scholarship

We are excited to launch the new Teachers Mutual Bank Mid-Career Scholarship for public school teachers in Victoria who have been teaching for between five and fifteen years. The scholarship has been established with Teachers Mutual Bank and will provide $10,000 to spend on approved professional learning of the applicant’s choice, such as a professional development course including travel, or a set of professional learning activities.

Teachers Mutual Bank General Manager, Alan Waugh, said: “Teachers play an extremely vital role in our communities and at Teachers Mutual Bank we are dedicated to fostering opportunities for them to flourish.

“We are extremely proud to launch this scholarship which aims to identify outstanding teachers who possess a keen enthusiasm for their professional development. In a continuously changing world, commitment to professional development is vital to the long-term success of Australia’s education sector.”

David Hetherington, Executive Director Public Education Foundation, said: “Dedicated and effective mid-career teachers are vital to the success of the school community. We are delighted to be working with Teachers Mutual Bank on this scholarship which aims to further the professional development of teachers who display a strong capability for leadership into the future.”

Applications for the Victorian Mid-Career Teachers Scholarship close on March 10, 2020. A selection panel including representatives from the Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank and independent experts will review all applications and confer with the Public Education Foundation Board to determine the scholarship winner.

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Teachers Mutual Bank – the only dedicated bank in Australia for employees of the education sector

Teachers Mutual Bank came to life in 1966 when a group passionate teachers, with the shared vision to give educators and their families’ better financial options, held their first meeting as a credit union. Over 50 years on we’ve grown to one of the largest mutual banks in the country with over 200,000 members and $8billion in assets. However, one thing has remained constant, our commitment to supporting our members and creating opportunities for teachers and the education community to flourish.

We lead by example. We’re committed to being a responsible business and believe it is the way business should be run, driven by ethics. Profit has a purpose and is reinvested into programs and scholarships for the teachers of today, and tomorrow.

The Public Education Foundation works in collaboration with the schools, communities, business and both the state and federal governments to provide equity and excellence scholarships for students and educators in public education.