Hilary Brettell Scholarship

The Hilary Brettell Scholarship, in honour of our late esteemed colleague and past President of the ACT HTA, financially supports early career educators who wish to attend the annual National History Conference.

2024 Hilary Brettell Scholarship
This year’s conference will be held in Sydney from the 3-4 October, 2024. The 2024 focus for the National Conference is ‘The Unending Dialogue’ – https://www.historyconference.org.au/

The ACT History Teachers Association will provide the following to TWO early career educators:
  • Registration to the conference, including the conference’s dinner.
  • Individual Association Membership until the end of 2025
  • National Archives of Australia Membership for 12 months
Recipients of the scholarship are expected to engage and support with the ACT HTA in 2025. Support could be through presenting at either a Teach-Meet or another event, supporting the judging and organisation of competitions, representing the ACT HTA at events promoting history education and the association.

Applications can be submitted through the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/AZZmoAJY83VbV9Gz7

Application will close on 1 July, 2024.

In 2023, as the HTAA National Conference was held locally we had 8 Hilary Brettell Scholarships recipients.

  • Oscar Jolly, Melrose High School
  • Pearl Harbour, Campbell High School
  • Beth van der Kolk, Melba Copland Secondary School
  • Mary Clare Woodforde, Wanniassa School
  • Marina Leko, Kingsford Smith School
  • Andrew Grimmett, Amaroo School
  • Natasha Davies, Radford College
  • Alyssa Markmann, Merici College

The recipient of the 2022 Hilary Bretell Scholarship was Libby Whitbread-Bourne (Amaroo School).

City News: https://citynews.com.au/2022/young-history-teacher-makes-her-own-history/

EDU Article: https://www.education.act.gov.au/about-us/all-news-and-news-alerts/news-items/june-2022/historic-recognition