Scholarship information 2017

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There are  a large range of scholarships available. Some are based on academic achievement, others based on personal qualities such as leadership potential and community involvement, others are available to rural and remote students, and there are some scholarships offered for specific courses or areas of study.

We encourage you to spend time researching these during the year, as the application process may start prior the 'end of the year'. Other scholarships can be applied for once tertiary studies have commenced. VTAC course applicants are automatically considered for some scholarships.

Information on scholarships is regularly provided through the Careers Newsletter . 

Image result for the good universities guide websiteThe Good Universities Guide : lists scholarships available to Australian students across higher education and vocational sectors. 

Listed below are 'starting points' only. 

Sites provide general information about scholarships - dates for 2018 scholarship application will be added as they become available


The Country Education Foundation Scholarships Guide is a comprehensive list of tertiary scholarships developed for rural and regional students. 


The CEF Guide includes a wide variety of scholarships which range from a $500 textbook or accommodation grant up to $50,000 per year for education and living costs.

The guide can be accessed at:



         Nursing and Allied HealthServices for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health logo




Supports students to study an allied health profession at the undergraduate level, or graduate
entry-level for their chosen profession. Applicants must be enrolled, intending to enrol or have applied to enrol as a full-time or part-time student in a university course that is accredited or approved by the professional body for the particular health profession or its specific course accrediting organisation. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 (FTE) per annum for the duration of the course of study. Applications open in January of the Academic year

For more general information


Image result for gardiner foundation       The Gardiner Foundation Tertiary Scholarship 


The Victorian dairy industry is an exciting industry with a multitude of career opportunities, employing approximately 50,000 people in diverse jobs ranging from engineering to international trade. Scholarships for students from rural Victoria commencing study at University or TAFE. Check the webpage regularly. 




Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation


Image result for macpherson smith rural foundationOpen to rural Victorian students who plan to attend university after they complete year 12.

Selection criteria include

  • demonstrated leadership capacity / potential
  • desire to return to rural Victoria after graduation
  • previous community contribution

Scholarships are also available for TAFE and apprenticeships.

Applications close Mid June 

For further information  


Image result for cas hawkerC.A.S Hawker Scholarships


Selection is largely based on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership as well as academic ability.  Preference is given to applicants with aspirations to enter actively into the Australian political field, public affairs, community service or any other such activity considered beneficial to Australia. 

Available for the following universities and affiliated colleges

  • The Australian National University – Burgmann College
  • The Flinders University of South Australia – St Mark’s College
  • The University of Adelaide – St Mark’s College
  • The University of Adelaide - Roseworthy Campus
  • The University of Cambridge – Trinity College
  • The University of New England – Robb College
  • The University of South Australia - St Mark’s College
  • The Marcus Oldham College

applications for 2018 will open in December 

for further information  




Rural Pharmacy Scholarship scheme


The Scheme has been established to provide financial support to encourage and enable students from rural and remote communities to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy at university.Opens in October 



Horizon Scholarship  

To be eligible for the Horizon Scholarship students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident entering their first year at an Australian University (with a maximum two year gap between high school and tertiary study), studying a degree related to agriculture. 

SW TAFE Scholarships and awards program