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Scholarships

scholarship [n.]

1. academic achievement; learning of a high level. 2. a grant made to support a student’s education, awarded on the basis of achievement.
Oxford Dictionaries

Scholarships, bursaries, grants, awards [financial] are all names for monetary amounts given to individuals to assist them with their studies, irrespective of their education level. The amounts involved may range from the hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars. Some may be supplied with restrictions or obligations attached, e.g. funds must be spent on specific objects, commitment to work for a group for a period of time.

We have not included areas such as HECS or HELP, which are government sourced funding, but which have to be repaid in some form over a period of time.

All state/territory specific scholarships have been placed under the various state headings, irrespective of what they cover. That is, scholarships for teaching, state specific nursing, state-based Indigenous applications, etc., are listed under state/territory groupings. Others are listed in specific groups.

This page looks at State & Territory scholarships information and Indigenous Scholarships.

The Second Page looks at scholarship Search Engines plus Specific Area and International scholarships.

It is impossible for a site such as this to include every scholarship link. If what you are seeking is not included below, we recommend you use a Search Engine to find your specific target, or the target area.

States & Territories

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Department of Education

  • Awards
    ‘Provide opportunities for students, staff, parents and community members to be acknowledged for the important contribution they make to education and to the community’.
  • Boarding Scholarships for Isolated Students
    Part of Rural and Remote Education information. Scroll down for details and to access the application form and relevant details.
  • Updated ! Get Paid to Study
    Covers Teaching Scholarships, Aboriginal Teaching Scholarships, Teach.Rural Scholarships [see below], Incentive Scholarships, Cadetships and Internships.
  • Public Education Foundation Scholarships
    ‘The Public Education Foundation Scholarships - providing opportunities for Aboriginal students’. Multiple scholarships listed.
  • Scholarships [Department of Education]
    Students, prospective teachers, staff, general.
  • Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarships
    ‘Scholarships are designed to support educators to study for a bachelor’s degree in early childhood teaching. There are 30 scholarships available in this round, at up to $10 000 each’.
  • New ! Teacher Education Scholarships - Aboriginal
    ‘Join Our Mob and you could get paid while you study to become a primary or secondary teacher. Up to 80 Teacher Education Scholarships are available to Aboriginal people’.
  • teach.Rural Scholarships
    HSC students and university students currently enrolled in teacher education studies get paid while you study to become a primary or secondary teacher in a rural or remote NSW public school’.

Others, including Tertiary

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Northern Territory

Queensland

Department of Education

  • Scholarships and Awards
    ‘The Department offers a range of scholarships to school leavers, post-graduate students and departmental staff and employees. They also allocate New ! Awards’. Includes the following :
  • Get Supported
    ‘If you’re an aspiring or preservice teacher, we’ve got a number of programs, scholarships and grants available to help you begin your teaching journey. Whether you are looking to gain valuable experience in a rural or remote area, transitioning into teaching, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspiring teacher or a school leaver, there are opportunities to get supported’.
  • Updated ! Indigenous Students Scholarships Database
  • Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary
    ‘This Bursary provides the opportunity for one Indigenous tertiary student studying in any field at a Queensland higher education institution to continue Mr McBride's legacy through a one-off grant of $5 000 to assist with study expenses’.
  • Updated ! Other Scholarships
    Listing of a wide range of annotated links for scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at various educational levels.
  • Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships
    ‘To assist aspiring teachers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to complete their degrees and make a difference in education’.
  • Updated ! The Peter Doherty Awards
  • Updated ! TJ Ryan Memorial Scholarships

Others, including Tertiary

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South Australia

Department for Education

Others, including Tertiary

Tasmania

Department of Education

Others, including Tertiary

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Victoria

Department of Education & Training

  • Scholarships
    ‘35 different student scholarships which equates to approximately 250 scholarship awards’.
  • Scholarships and Financial Assistance for Koorie Young People
    ‘Hundreds of scholarships and other forms of financial assistance are offered specifically for Indigenous students’. Links to a range of these.
  • New ! Student Scholarships
    ‘Most scholarships we offer are for Victorian government school students. A small number are also open to non-government school students’.
  • Teaching Careers
    Check information for different groups. Several have links to Scholarships and Incentives.
  • Teaching Scholarships and Incentives
    ‘ If you are considering a career in teaching, there are a number of scholarships and incentives available’. Also has Early Childhood scholarships on this page.

Others, including Tertiary

  • Boarding Schools Expo
    As part of this site you can find scholarship information for Boarding Schools covering type, Application & Closing Dates, Testing Dates and Audition Dates. [Check Scholarship Dates for details.] Note most occur in the first half of the calendar year.
  • DHHS Student Scholarship Program
    Information covers financial support including traineeships and also the Scholarship Programs - Kids Under Cover.
  • Scholarships available to Students [2016]
    A compilation developed by the Bendigo Senior Secondary College.
  • Scholarships - Independent Schools Victoria
    ‘Awarded on the basis of merit and the number of scholarships awarded each year varies for each school’.
  • The Margaret Schofield Scholarships
    For ‘government school students of VCE Music. Two different scholarships available’.
  • The Melbourne Foundation - Scholarships
    ‘The Melbourne Foundation’s scholarships are open to current year 8 male and female students who live in the Melbourne metropolitan area and are currently attending public school. Scholarships are open to students whose families are unable to cover the cost of private school education. Successful candidates will complete a selection process in three stages’. Registration form available from the site.

Western Australia

Department of Education

  • Updated ! Olive A Lewis Scholarship
    ‘Children who will participate in a Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Academic Program in Years 7, 8, 9 or 10 in 2019 are eligible to apply for the Olive A Lewis Scholarship’.
  • Scholarships
    Annotated listing of secondary school scholarships from the Department of Education.

Others, including Tertiary

  • Boarding Schools Expo
    As part of this site you can find scholarship information for Boarding Schools covering type, Application & Closing Dates, Testing Dates and Audition Dates. [Check Scholarship Dates for details.] Note most occur in the first half of the calendar year.
  • DES - Scholarships
    ‘The department manages or funds a small number of scholarships for higher education students’.
  • Scholarships - AIS WA
    Links to scholarships available through the AIS. Several are for Indigenous students. Check under “Partnerships” in the menu.
  • Updated ! Scholarships and Financial Assistance
    Scholarships from the Department of Health [Office of the Chief Nursing Officer]. They include Aboriginal Nursing Scholarships, Nurse Practitioner Scholarships, more.

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Indigenous Scholarships

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Make sure you check State & Territory listings above, where state scholarship links for Indigenous students are also found.

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