Are you an educator interested in developing your professional skills in working with children with additional learning needs? If so, then consider applying for one of the Ministry of Education’s Learning Support Study Awards.
The Ministry of Education offers Learning Support study awards to teachers in early learning services and schools as well as scholarships to support people undertaking specific specialist courses.
These awards and scholarships are offered to ensure the ongoing availability of a workforce with the appropriate specialist skills, knowledge and qualifications to support children and young people with additional learning needs.
Award recipients are eligible for funding that can include paid tuition fees, study leave and contributions toward travel and accommodation.
The table below outlines the awards available in this year’s round:
|Type of award||Number avalible||Application open date||Application close date||Notification date|
|Blind and Low Vision Study Award||9||1 August 2020||30 September 2020||20 November 2020|
|Complex Educational Needs Study Award||8||1 August 2020||20 September 2020||20 November 2020|
|Deaf and Hard of Hearing Study Award||18||19 October 2020||1 November 2020||20 November 2020|
|Gifted Study Award||5||1 August 2020||30 September 2020||20 November 2020|
|Early Intervention Study Award||35||1 August 2020||20 September 2020||20 November 2020|
|Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) Study Award||Up to 100||1 August 2020||30 September 2020||20 November 2020|
Learning Support specialist scholarships still available to apply for in 2020.
|Type of scholarship||Number avalible||Aplication open date||Application close date||Notification date|
|Educational Psychology Internship Scholarship||
32 - Total number across Educational Psychology Internship Scholarship
and Child and Family Internship Scholarship
|1 September 2020||30 September 2020||4 December 2020|
For more information, phone the Ministry of Education Advisor, Study Awards and Scholarships on 04 463 8558 or email: email@example.com