Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese is pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 CSPD Teacher Scholarship Program, beginning with 100 scholarships for future teachers in 2024.
With 80 schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, around one in five local students attends a Catholic school. This exciting new program is aimed at current Year 12 students at one of CSPD’s 25 secondary schools looking to commence a full-time Primary or Secondary teaching degree next year at an Australian university.
Executive Director of Catholic Schools Jack de Groot is excited about the opportunity for graduates of Catholic schools in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains to work in local schools as future teachers.
"I’m so proud of our young graduates, and of our excellent local Catholic schools,” Jack said. “These outstanding young leaders are prime candidates to continue to make a contribution to Catholic education and to our community as future teachers.
Under the program, eligible students have the opportunity to receive financial support, paid employment in a CSPD school, and access to exclusive mentoring and support programs. This includes $5000 towards tuition per calendar year of full-time study and a new laptop on commencement of the student’s teaching degree.