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Grammar graduate awarded PMSA Teaching Scholarship

Date: January 16, 2018    Posted by: Megan Meineke

Sunshine Coast Grammar School graduate Laura Campbell has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) Teacher Education Scholarship.

The scholarship is intended to help develop a group of suitably qualified Christian teachers who aspire to both serve in PMSA schools and gain valuable teaching experience in other educational settings.

Laura graduated from Sunshine Coast Grammar in 2016 and started her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at Queensland University of Technology in 2017.  The scholarship is worth $2000 per annum for up to four years of study and available to students in an undergraduate teacher education degree.

Laura feels incredibly privileged to have been selected for the scholarship in 2018 and says that it will go a long way in helping her achieve her aspirations of providing quality teaching and learning.

“The scholarship removes the financial barrier of living away from home expenses, textbooks and a study loan, I am grateful to the PMSA for the prestigious award,” said Laura.

The purposes of the scholarships is to foster a respect for the importance of teaching as a profession and encourage future teachers to uphold Christian beliefs and values.   In addition the scholarship will 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.

This year will mark the PMSA’s one hundred year centenary celebrations. Sunshine Coast Grammar School is one of four schools owned by the PMSA, other schools include Brisbane Boys’ College, Somerville House and Clayfield College in Brisbane.

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