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Ruth Dircks ASTA Scholarship to CONASTA

Travel, accomodation and CONASTA registration completely covered! Are you eligible?

Ruth Dircks presenting the 2015 scholarship to Kate Argue from Lake Windemere B-7 School, South Australia

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' travel, accommodation and registration costs for the conference 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 closed on 6 May. All applicants will be notified of the outcome once judging has taken place.

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