$20,000 Teaching Scholarships for Five Lucky Illawarra Catholic Students | Mercury of Illawarra

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Five top-performing students from Illawarra and Macarthur Catholic Secondary Schools have taken a big step towards realizing their dream of becoming teachers. Today they received a $20,000 scholarship from the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) for their postgraduate studies in education. The Step into Teaching Scholarship program was introduced in 2020 to encourage high-achieving CEDoW high school graduates to consider a career in teaching. This year’s recipients will receive: Read more: Ministry of Education downplays teacher shortage concerns as COVID hits schools Holy Spirit College Bellambi, graduate, Sabine Abou-Fassal plans to do a bachelor’s degree in teaching mathematics at the University of Wollongong. “This scholarship means a lot of the stress that many college students face is reduced for me as I embark on a career as a high school math teacher,” she said. “I can focus on my studies without financial stress but, more importantly, it provides me with a great support network while I adjust to being a tertiary student. and it’s also comforting to know that I will get hands-on experience while undertaking studies and job support upon graduation Corpus Christi Catholic High School Oak Flats graduates Caitlin Daly and Nyah Riddell plan to study secondary education and college respectively primary education at Notre Dame. I’m so excited to start. I would recommend anyone who aspires to become an educator in a Catholic school to apply,” said Miss Riddell Ms. Daly, an all-around winner on the 2021 HSC Merit List, is thrilled to be recognized for her dedication and hard work. “The scholarship will allow me to complete my degree in a supportive and motivated environment,” she said. I am thrilled to be the recipient of such a scholarship and to be empowered to give back to an education system that has inspired me to become the person I am today.” Mount Carmel Catholic College Varroville, graduate, Zoya Huang, will be studying a Bachelor of Education (Primary and Special Education) at the Australian Catholic University. “The Step into Teaching Scholarship presents an incredible opportunity for me to improve my skills and suitability for a teaching career. Having the chance to meet and learn from people who I share a passion with is exciting and something I look forward to,” she said. teachers had a unique opportunity to transform the lives of students. “As never before, the young people in our schools need teachers who are women and men of hope, faith and life,” he said. “The Fellows have each been inspired by the teachers in their classrooms and it gives me great confidence to know that future generations of students will see their lives transformed for the better by Caitlin, Nyah, Tasmyn, Sabine and Zoya.” The Illawarra Mercury Newsroom is funded by our readers. You can subscribe to support our journalism here. Sign up to receive the news emails below…


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