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Principal & Leadership Scholarships

Principal & Leadership Scholarships2019-08-15T00:10:03+00:00

Opportunities for Education Leaders

The Public Education Foundation recognises the pivotal role that principals and education leaders play in transforming student outcomes and bolstering education standards.

Three scholarship opportunities are offered for mid-career Principals to ‘reflect, refocus and recharge’ through professional education programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Applications for the 2020 Havard Principals Scholarship open in December 2019:

The Teachers Mutual Bank Emerging Leaders Scholarship provides a scholarship for emerging education leaders to undertake a short professional leadership program at Harvard Kennedy School in the USA. The Scholarship provides a successful applicant with the opportunity to explore modes of collaborative working and to identify opportunities for innovative leadership.

Principals’ Centre in Australia

The Public Education Foundation has partnered with the Harvard Club of Australia on scholarship programs for school leaders across Australia. This new program from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Leadership for School Excellence is designed to provide school leaders with the knowledge, leadership strategies and tools to become effective leaders of instructional change and accelerate learning for all students.

The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence will be held at the University of Sydney Business School in Sydney, Australia from January 13 to January 16, 2020. It will provide an opportunity for participants to engage with Harvard course leaders over four days to explore research based techniques and best practices to assist in developing a leadership plan tailored to their home school settings.

Over 50 scholarships are available to enable school leaders from Australian government schools that have high levels of disadvantage or are rural or remote to access to the program. Each scholarship is worth 80% of the tuition costs of the program. more information and to apply follow this link.

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Harvard made me think, ask questions and formulate how and why school transformation can be successful.  Through workshops, case studies and often rich dialogue with educators from around the world, Harvard provided opportunities to construct purposeful meaning about planning schools for the future. I remember the saying that the scholarship will be life-changing – so true.”

John Goh, Principal Merrylands East Public School.
2015 Harvard Club of Australia Scholarship recipient

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