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About the scholarship
The Kerry Landman Scholarship supports high-achieving mathematics graduates who demonstrate a passion for education and wish to train as mathematics teachers. The scholarship aims to address the shortage of mathematically trained teachers who can passionately communicate the beauty and applications of mathematics to encourage, inspire and empower students to succeed. A successful candidate will have the potential to become a leader in mathematics education.

Total value
Up to $60,000 in total over the two year duration of the course.

Meet the Donor
Kerry Landman was appointed as the first female Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne in 2007.  Her research career has been committed to cross-disciplinary research and the application of mathematical modelling to industrial and biological processes.  Kerry has long been a supporter, guide and mentor of women in mathematics.  She was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Society medal in 2014 and elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2019.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants need to:

  • have a recent (5 years or less) undergraduate degree (or higher qualification) with a major in mathematics
  • be commencing  the Master of Teaching (Secondary) in 2022 with a mathematics learning area, at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Consideration will also be given for applicants who demonstrate financial need.

Selection criteria
Eligible applicants will be assessed on academic merit in previous studies, aspirations as a mathematics teacher, financial need and curriculum vitae.

Application process
Applicants must submit an online application. The application form will be available when the scholarship opens at:

Applications open – Friday 1 October 2021
Applications close – Tuesday 7 December 2021

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