Nathan Harvey Legacy Scholarship

Nathan Harvey was a member of the AFMLTA executive from 2017, holding various positions and becoming President for the 2 year period 2020-2022. At the time of his unexpected passing  in September 2023 Nathan was the association’s Immediate Past President.

Nathan was well known and highly respected both nationally and internationally for his significant contributions to Languages Education. He consistently advocated for and promoted the importance of language learning, and championed language learners and teachers across all levels of schooling. The ongoing Professional Learning of teachers at all career stages was a particular interest of Nathan’s.

Donations invited

In honour of Nathan’s memory and to recognise his legacy, the AFMLTA is inviting donations for the specific purpose of establishing a Scholarship fund to support teachers with professional learning.

Donations can be made under the following categories:

  • Bronze: $10 – $99
  • Silver: $100 – $499
  • Gold: $500 and above

Donations will NOT be tax deductible as AFMLTA is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation.
Receipts will be provided through the online donation platform.

2024 Applications open

The Nathan Harvey Legacy Scholarship, sponsored and administered by the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA), will be offered biennially to support involvement in Languages Education professional learning. 

In 2024, applications will be invited for the inaugural scholarship amount of $2000. 

Applicants will need to submit the online form linked below by 30 June 2024.

The successful applicant will be announced by 30 September 2024.

Applications will need to include: 

  • information about the proposed Languages Education Professional Learning for which the applicant would like to use the Scholarship funding 
  • the intended benefit and impact of participation in the professional learning on the recipient, students, teacher colleagues and their school community
  • a budget estimating the cost of the Professional Learning event/s and the proposed use of the Scholarship funds
  • endorsement by a referee with relevant knowledge of the applicant. 


To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be a current member of their state or territory Language Teachers’ Association
  • be engaged in the field of Languages Education 
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.


A panel will evaluate all applications in relation to the intended benefit and impact of participation in the Languages Education professional learning on the recipient, students, teacher colleagues and school communities.  

Use of scholarship funds

Scholarship funds must only be used for the direct costs for the awardee participating in the professional learning. This may include registration fee/s for conferences/courses, travel to and from the event/s, accommodation if required. 

Funds cannot be used for the purchase of equipment, such as computer equipment, cameras,  materials or other resources.  

Funds must be used to participate in a Professional Learning program within 24 months of the Scholarship being awarded.

Scholarship recipients will be required to provide a photo and brief overview of the Professional Learning they participated in for inclusion in the AFMLTA’s e-newsletter, News in Brief. They are also encouraged to share their learning with colleagues as appropriate.

This scholarship is supported through funding from the AFMLTA and donations received to the Scholarship fund.

Scholarships  will be awarded every 2 years with  the amount and number of scholarships to be reviewed by the AFMLTA executive based on Scholarship funds available.