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Ruth Dircks ASTA Scholarship to CONASTA - OPEN NOW

CONASTA registration and attendance at Conference Banquet completely covered! Are you eligible?

2016 Ruth Dircks Scholarship winner, Olivia Belshaw being presented her award from Ruth Dircks

In 2002, Ruth Dircks was the inaugural winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools and was awarded $35,000. Ruth generously donated this money to ASTA to promote the attendance and participation of teachers at CONASTA each year.  ASTA named this award the Ruth Dircks ASTA Scholarships to CONASTA in her honour.

Each year up to three teachers are supported to attend CONASTA through this Scholarship. The teachers' registration costs and attendance at the Conference Banquet are funded.

Are you eligible?

Applicants must comply with the following criteria to be adjudged eligible for this award:

1.    Reside outside the regional area in which CONASTA is being held that year.

2.    Have not attended more than two CONASTA’s previously.

3.    Be a financial member of a State or Territory Science Teachers Association. 

Applications for the Ruth Dircks Scholarship are now open and will close on Friday 5 May. The application form and an Information Sheet is below.

Information Sheet
Information Sheet

If you have any questions about CONASTA or the Scholarship, please email [email protected]