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Ruth Dircks ASTA Scholarship to CONASTA

Want to attend CONASTA 67 - at a reduced cost? Are you eligible?

APPLY FOR A 2018 RUTH DIRCKS SCHOLARSHIP

Megan Hayes and Grant Pusey receive their Ruth Dircks Scholarship from Ruth Dircks at CONASTA 66 in Hobart, 2017.

The Ruth Dircks Scholarship is an initiative designed to promote the attendance and participation of teachers at CONASTA each year.

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.

In 2018 two scholarships will be offered covering the cost of registration valued at $585.

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 close on Friday, 11 May 2018. Please see the information sheet and the application form below.


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