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2018 Australian Cotton Conference Educator Scholarship

Application Close: 6 Jul 2018, 1pm
Status: Open
Value: $1300

Cotton Australia is the peak body for Australia’s cotton growing industry, supporting more than 1500 cotton farming families in NSW and Queensland. They foster a world-class agricultural industry that’s sustainable, valued for its economic and social contributions and produces a top-quality product in demand around the globe. One of Cotton Australia’s priorities is to ensure they have access to a skilled workforce across the supply chain, and as part of this commitment, it is delighted to support teachers in attending the Australian Cotton Conference.


Educators will have an incentive to attend the conference thanks to Cotton Australia’s scholarship for teachers. A total of eight scholarships to the equivalent value of $1300 each are available for high school teachers. The scholarship is open to all teachers interested in teaching about the cotton industry in their curriculum, and will pay for the recipient’s registration on the Tuesday of the conference only (Teacher Day), as well as travel and accommodation (if eligible).

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarships shall be open to candidates who:

• Are STEM educators teaching subjects incl. Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Primary Industries, Science (incl. Biology) or Design and Technology, Textiles, Hospitality , primary education or other related subjects

• Can demonstrate they are interested in teaching related to the cotton industry

• Can provide evidence of the intention to use the skills and knowledge gained at the conference, or the partnerships gained at the conference, in their education program or a school program

• Can commit to extending the knowledge from the conference to colleagues

• Can commit to using the conference to develop an outline for (at least) 1 lesson or activity (to be provided to Cotton Australia)

• Commits to write one article (300 words max) for the PIEFA or industry association newsletter

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