Creating brighter futures

Are you passionate about education? Do you have an idea that you think could make a real difference?

At NGS Super, we’re committed to supporting our members. Our annual Scholarship Awards are designed to give 6 winners the funds to help them maximise their contribution to the sector and foster their professional development.

Each year, we award 6 scholarships of $5,000. Entries are open to all NGS Super members working in education, whether as teachers, management or support staff.

NGS Super Scholarship Awards 2021

Six scholarships across three categories

There are 3 categories for applications:

  • Navigating life: young people today — from school age and on — face challenges across all sorts of spheres. Whether it’s negotiating the world of social media, learning how to start themselves on the right financial footing or other life skills — what strengths can you help them develop? As an example, last year’s Judges' Choice winner ran a camp for teen mothers, offering them support, strategies and also a chance to have some fun.
  • Sustainability: it’s a focus for our fund and for the world at large. Is there something you can contribute in the education sector? Sustainability encompasses many areas, including everything from a simple kitchen garden in a school through to ‘citizen science’ projects that will help our young people become leaders in a sustainable future.
  • General: tell us your idea! Past winner Trish Weekes created a free online literacy program for teachers, while Diana Webster undertook a program with Limited Resources Teacher Training (LRTT), a global education social enterprise, that allowed her to contribute her skills and passion to a school community in Uganda.

Judges’ Choice

This award goes to the highest scoring applicant across all categories.

Entries close 31 August 2021 and the winners will be announced on 30 October 2021.

Past winners spotlight

Find out more about some of our Scholarship Awards recipients.

Michelle Forsyth

Michelle Forsyth is the Manager of a purpose-built facility for teenage mothers. Her award contributed to the YPC and Early Learning Centre’s annual camp.

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Yvonne Terweene

Yvonne undertook the Stronger Smarter Leadership Program to help to implement Indigenous language and culture back into her school.

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Diana Webster

Diana Webster, a 2018 recipient of the Scholarship Award, used her grant to participate in a teacher-training course in Uganda where she helped to upskill local teachers.

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Trish Weekes

Trish Weekes was an NGS Scholarship Award winner in 2018 with her project to create a free online literacy toolkit for NGS members.

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Dale Kelly

Dale Kelly's 2016 Award win enabled him to take 17 Year 10 students on the 'trip of a lifetime' to continue revamping an orphanage in South Africa.

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