The Fogarty Foundation has partnered with Edith Cowan University since 2003 with the establishment of scholarships and prizes in the School of Education and the creation of the ECU Fogarty Learning Centre.
The Learning Centre develops and tests ideas to improve teaching and learning in WA, enabling long term impact on teacher education.
Scholarships are provided annually to teachers to undertake post graduate studies in the Graduate Diploma or the Masters of Education Learning Difficulties. Having trained specialists in this important area of education, is of great benefit for the students with learning difficulties and as mentors for other teachers in the schools with which they work.
In 2018, 8 scholarships were awarded and up to 15 scholarships will be awarded in 2019. This year Mrs Nicole Hall received the prize for the most outstanding student in the Graduate Certificate program and Mrs Stacie McLernon received the prize for the most outstanding student in the Masters of Education, Learning Difficulties.