Rural & Remote ECT Scholarships

Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarships

Looking for the next step on your career path?

Are you:

  • a Diploma qualified early childhood educator seeking to upgrade your qualification to an early childhood teacher?
  • working in a rural or remote long day care service, or centre-based or mobile preschool in NSW?
  • intending to enrol in a Bachelor Degree leading to a four-year university qualified early childhood teaching qualification recognised by ACECQA? (i.e. not already have commenced an early childhood teaching degree)
Rural and Remote Scholarships applications for the 
2017 academic year are now closed.
Applications are currently being assessed and applicants will be notified shortly of the outcome of their application and next steps.

As a Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching scholar, you will receive up to $10,000 to help you with the cost of study for a Bachelor degree.

Payments are made in instalments over the course of your degree to help with the costs associated with your studies.

The scholarships are part of the  Rural and Remote Education: A blueprint for action and are especially focused on educators working in rural and remote communities, particularly areas with identified shortages of early childhood teachers.

Consult the Frequently Asked Questions webpage to find out more about eligibility requirements.

Contact the Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate if you have any questions on

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