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Scholarships

scholarship [n.]

1. serious, detailed study [a work of great scholarship]. 2. an amount of money given by a school, college, university, or other organisation to pay for the studies of a person with great ability but little money.
Cambridge Dictionary

Scholarships, bursaries, grants, awards, endowments are all names for financial assistance given to individuals to assist them with their studies, irrespective of education level. In addition, there may be linked areas such as internships and traineeships which might be considered similar in several ways. A third concept could include fee-free courses being offered by several Australian governments, particularly in the Vocational Education area.

Amounts involved range from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars. Some may be supplied with restrictions or obligations attached, e.g. specific age groups, study levels, funds to be spent on specific objects, commitment to work for a group for a period of time.

We have not included areas such as HECS-HELP, in all its formats, that are government sourced funding, but have to be repaid in some form over a period of time.

All state/territory specific scholarships have been placed under state/territory headings. These are then listed in groups covering :
Education [early learning, schooling, teachers, . . .], Indigenous [all areas and levels], Other [all other areas not covered by the other four], Universities [undergraduate, post-graduate, research, . . .] and Vocational Education [TAFE and other areas].
NOTE : universities have been included based on their home campus, even though they may have campuses in other states and overseas.

This page looks at scholarship Search Engines, a National listing with some Specific Areas, and International scholarships both for Australians wanting to study overseas and International students wanting to study in Australia.

The First Page looks at State & Territory scholarship information and Indigenous Scholarships.

It is impossible for a site such as this to include every scholarship link. If what you are seeking is not included, we recommend you use a Search Engine to find your specific target, or the target area. If you are aware of a scholarship worthy of being added, please let us know so we can continue to improve this page.

Scholarship Search Engines

Australia

  • AustralianUniversities.com.au - University Scholarships Australia
    ‘You can access information about Australian university scholarships by viewing what each university has to offer along with visiting the university scholarship website pages for further information’.
  • Find Scholarships in Australia
    ‘There are currently 373 scholarship providers in Australia, who offer over 3 000 scholarships to international students who want to study in Australia. Using our scholarship search tool, you can filter by course, support type and the location’.
  • Scholarship Search
    Study in Australia. ‘Use the search tool available on every page of this site to find scholarships relevant for you, along with contact details for the institution providing the scholarship’.
  • Scholarships [australia.gov.au]
    Annotated links to scholarship collections.
  • Scholarships in Australia
    ‘A scholarship and research job search engine’. Search by Keyword, Location, Program or Field. Check the bottom for other search options.
  • The Good Universities Guide Scholarship Search
    ‘Use this search to find scholarships for undergraduates and postgraduates, and different types of assistance, such as travel grants and accommodation assistance’. Multiple filters available.

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International Scholarships

Australian Students, Studying Overseas

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities
    ‘The ACU is committed to delivering educational opportunities that make a positive and lasting difference. One of the ways we do this is through the management of world-class international scholarship schemes that build enduring international connections and understanding between individuals, institutions, and nations’.
  • Cambridge Australia Scholarships
    ‘We support outstanding Australian graduates to undertake Masters and PhD studies at the University of Cambridge, England’.
  • Chevening Scholarships
    ‘Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council. Prestigious awards which enable overseas students to study in the United Kingdom’.
  • Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search, University of Oxford
    ‘Many scholarships are available either on the basis of nationality or residency. If you live in a country other than your country of nationality, you may wish to perform more than one search to cover all relevant countries’.
  • Fulbright Scholarships
    ‘Available to Australian citizens from all fields to undertake research or study in the United States for 3-12 months’.
  • International Scholarships Awards
    Scholarship Awards. ‘This website was developed to provide avenues where students can get useful information on finding opportunities to support their studies. Our work is to provide latest information on scholarships and opportunities to aspiring students. We publish latest scholarships and opportunities from governments, organisations, business, individual and institutions that are available around the world’.
  • New Colombo Plan
    ‘Offers Australian undergraduates new opportunities for prestigious scholarships and grants for study and internships/mentorships in the Indo-Pacific region’. View the New Colombo Plan Videos for further details.
  • OYA School
    Complete College Guidance. ‘Search 1500+ colleges from all over the US, [Australia] and UK, filter as per your requirements, get information on admission and Scholarships and find the right college for you’.
  • Rhodes Scholarships for Australia
    ‘Nine Scholarships available in Australia to enable outstanding students - chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service - to study at the University of Oxford. Use the 7 steps to guide you through the process’.
  • Rotary Scholarships
    ‘For young leaders who embody our belief of service above self, many local Rotary clubs provide academic scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and even international study’.
  • Royal Schools of Music Scholarships and Awards
    ‘Every student who auditions in person for a place on one of the RCM’s performance or composition courses will be considered for a scholarship or study award. Composers who audition by video interview will also be considered. There is no separate application process. Eligibility for scholarships is based on merit’.
  • Student Exchange Scholarships
    Secondary Student Exchange. Short Term Exchanges[2-3 months]. 2WayExchange Experience [3 months- France or Italy]. Semester and Year Exchanges [25 countries]. Gap Year Student Exchanges [check availability].
  • Studyportals Scholarship International Distinction Awards
    ‘The Studyportals Scholarship is divided into 5 International Distinction Awards. They will be offered to 5 future international students, who will prove their potential of transforming the world into a better place’.
  • The John Monash Scholarships
    ‘The General Sir John Monash Foundation scholarships are postgraduate scholarships awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to study overseas. The John Monash Scholarships are amongst the most important postgraduate scholarships currently available in Australia’.
  • The Menzies Foundation
    ‘The program is named in honour of one of Australia’s finest legal minds, former Governor General and Chair of the Menzies Foundation, Sir Ninian Stephen. ’. Additional detail on this program available from the site.
  • THINK NEW - Scholarship Search Results
    Study in New Zealand. A listing of several hundred scholarships, a number of which are specified for international students.
  • United World Colleges Scholarships
    ‘UWC college students are selected domestically, in more than 150 countries, through UWC’s unique national committee system. Selection is based on demonstrated promise and potential. Today, UWC has 18 schools and colleges on 4 continents, the majority of which focus exclusively on the 16-19 year-old age group’.
  • WeMakeScholars
    ‘International Scholarships in US, UK, Australia, Canada, Europe, Scholarships for Women’. Use the filters on the left to nominate Nationality, Degree level, Countries desired, Field[s] of Interest.
  • Winston Churchill Trust
    ‘A Churchill Fellowship offers a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas to learn more about a topic or issue you are passionate about ! Use the new knowledge and experience you gain from experts and specialists around the world to make a difference in Australia’.
  • World Education Program [WEP] Australia
    ‘Whether it is for a short term, semester or year program, a WEP student exchange or study abroad program will enhance your life and provide a window on the wonders and opportunities in the world. Support is provided to each student throughout the entirety of their programs’. Also an opportunity for hosting scholarship winners from other countries.

International Students Studying in Australia

  • Australia Awards
    ‘Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and short courses offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia’. A second page covering this is found at Australia Awards [DFAT]. You may also find information by logging in to OASIS [Online Australia Awards Scholarships Information System].
  • Destination Australia [Department of Education]
    ‘The aim of the Destination Australia Program is to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary education providers and offer students a high quality learning experience’.
  • Endeavour Vocational Education and Training Scholarship in Australia
    ‘The Endeavour VET Scholarship provides financial support for international applicants to undertake VET at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field in Australia for up to two and a half years’.
  • IDP Australia - International Student Scholarships in Australia
    ‘IDP, through its close relationship with Australian schools and colleges, brings you access to the latest scholarships and bursaries for international students. We make sure you know about the latest offers and how to apply’.
  • International Scholarships & Grants - Macquarie University
    ‘Macquarie has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia, providing many opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies here’. Scholarships at all levels.
  • Scholars4Dev - Australian Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships for International Students
    ‘is an updated listing of international scholarships specifically for people from developing countries, people who would like to pursue development-related fields, and people who seek global and national development through further education’.
  • Scholarships in Australia for International Students 2020 - 2021
    ‘The government of Australia and universities in Australia offer scholarships to international students and local citizens every year and we have listed here some of the best PhD Scholarships in Australia, Masters Scholarships in Australia, and undergraduate level scholarships’.
  • Scholarships - Studying in Australia
    ‘There are literally hundreds of scholarships, grants, and bursaries that you can apply for, that will help you with your studies in Australia. The Australian government offers a lot of the money that international students receive for their studies. But there are also educational institutions [including the ones you may be considering for study] and public and private organisations that will give money to international students for their educations’. Several major options are covered in detail while there are links to a number of sources. Check the Australian Education link in the top menu for further information on general education topics.
  • Studies in Australia - Scholarships in Australia
    ‘There are currently 373 scholarship providers in Australia, who offer over 3 000 scholarships to international students who want to study in Australia. Using our scholarship search tool, you can filter by course, support type and the location’.
  • Study in Australia
    ‘Use our scholarships search tool to find out what scholarships you might be eligible for. There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia’.
  • The Tasmanian International Scholarship [TIS]
    This ‘is available for most undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs and provides students with a 25% reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of their course. There are also many other generous scholarships available at the University of Tasmania for international students who are studying various courses’.
  • Top Universities - International Scholarships to Study in Australia
    ‘The list below covers government-funded, externally funded and university-specific Australian scholarships for international students at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level’.
  • World Scholarship Forum - Scholarships in Australia for International Students
    ‘There are Fully Funded Scholarships, tuition waivers, internships, fellowships, grants, free online courses, boot camps. The scholarships are awarded yearly to students who made it through the rounds’.

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National

As opposed to the specifically state and territory scholarships, these are offered on a national basis. Several groupings provide access to scholarships in specialist areas, e.g. Scholarships for Vision Impaired Students.

  • AARE Scholarships and Bursaries
    Three groups of scholarships relating to Post-Graduate and research activities are detailed on this site.
  • ACEL New Voice Scholarships
    ‘The ACEL “New Voice” initiative recognises ‘new voices’ in educational leadership, acknowledging those as forward thinking, relevant and response to issues in education. The recipients will be recognised in public as forward-thinking, relevant and responsive educational leaders by peers and the wider education community’.
  • Adaptify Scholarship
    ‘This scholarship aims to celebrate and support the very best digital marketing students. We want to reward excellence in digital marketing no matter where it appears, and that’s why we offer this digital marketing scholarship to those who apply and are eligible. Closing date : 31 December, of every year’.
  • ACIR Scholarships
    ‘ACIR Scholarships is a database of scholarships offered by education providers, government bodies, foreign governments, and philanthropic organisations’.
  • ADCET - Scholarships and Awards
    Listing ‘three types of scholarships : Federal government scholarships, Education provider scholarships and Organisation/company scholarships’. Links to relevant site. Most provide information for people with disabilities.
  • AICD Scholarships
    ‘The AICD’s scholarship program gives promising directors the opportunity to develop their skills and capabilities to be our board leaders into the future’.
  • AITD Mark Pompei Student Scholarship
    ‘n the year following his death, his colleagues worked tirelessly to establish a memorial fund to be used to assist other trainers studying part-time, just like Mark. The proceeds of this fundraising were given to the Australian Institute of Training and Development to manage and use as the basis of the Mark Pompei Student Scholarship’.
  • Amaze Cloud Networking Scholarship
    ‘We’re looking for a student with a love of technology with the knowledge to launch their career in Networking’.
  • ANSTO Scholarships
    ‘ANSTO offers access to a range of scholarships [Tertiary], awards, grants and prizes. Find out what’s open for application’.
  • ATA Scientific Awards
    ‘Open to science graduates including Masters, PhD candidates and Post doc scientists aged 30 or younger who work in the fields of the Life or Material or Chemical or Environmental Sciences in Australian or New Zealand organisations’.
  • Australian Computer Society Foundation ICT Scholarships
    ‘Since we launched in 2001, we have raised over $55 million from ICT companies, industry associations, government bodies, individuals and the Australian Computer Society. In that time we’ve awarded over 6 000 scholarships’. Select Scholarships from the top menu, then the individual level from the options provided.
  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank - Scholarships
    ‘Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is committed to supporting young people through various initiatives, including our annual scholarship program. Each year scholarships are awarded to first year tertiary students studying at an Australian university or college campus for the first time’. You can also check information on the Community Enterprise Foundation™ page.
  • BetaShares Student Grant
    ‘This ETF Student Grant offers BetaShares the opportunity to showcase the exceptional intelligence and innovative thinking which Australian university students are able to manifest as exemplified in the design for one of the world’s fastest growing and disruptive investment products. All Grant applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian tertiary education institution’.
  • Boarding Schools Expo
    Find scholarship information for Boarding Schools covering type, Application & Closing Dates, Testing Dates, Audition Dates. Private schools plus Education Department Agricultural colleges.
  • BUSY At Work Scholarship Program for Young Australians
    ‘The aim of the program is to support Young Australians to gain critical employability skills, which are embedded in Vocational Education and Training [VET] qualifications, enabling them to enter and stay in the workforce’. Done through the states and territories. See individual listings there.
  • CAS Hawker Scholarship
    ‘The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and post-graduate students in Australia. Each residential scholarship is valued at up to $60 000 over 3 years’.
  • CHC Higher Education - Teacher Education Scholarships
    Provides details about a number of related scholarships.

Children of Veterans

This includes children and grandchildren [“also to include adopted children, ex-nuptial children, and step-children”].

  • AVCAT
    ‘Scholarships that help children of the veteran community with the costs of tertiary education’.
    Note that Applications usually run from mid August to the end of October
  • Legacy
    ‘Nurturing the development of children of deceased veterans, with a special priority given to education. Grants and scholarships are made available to help defray the cost of education, volunteers mentor children during their education and during their everyday lives, and ’ more.
  • Long Tan Bursary
    ‘The Long Tan Bursary scheme was established to help eligible children of Vietnam veterans meet the cost of post-secondary education. Applications for the Long Tan Bursary open annually on Vietnam Veterans’ Day, 18 August each year, and close on 31 October’.
  • RSL Scholarships
    ‘Two scholarships are awarded yearly to children of veterans while they undertake tertiary education in Australia’.
  • Contevo Digital Marketing Scholarship
    ‘Supporting the Next Generation of Innovative Marketers and Creatives. The winner will be selected on a competitive basis and notified by email with further instructions. Award will be sent directly to the winner to be used towards costs associated with their education for the next school year. Application Deadline is December 31, every year’.
  • Courses.com.au - Scholarship Program
    ‘The scholarship will will be open to any Australians currently studying or enrolled in an online or on-campus course. To apply for the Scholarship, follow the instructions provided on the site. Applications close October 31st 2017’.
  • Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship
    ‘Provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks to free them from other forms of employment and allow them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis’.
  • First State Super – Teachers Scholarship
    Public Education Foundation. ‘Designed specifically to support public primary school teachers who teach Early Stage One and Stage One. The scholarship provides up to $10 000 to be spent on an approved professional development/professional learning activity or set of activities’.
  • Future Leaders Scholarship
    ‘The scholarship supports individuals who are undertaking post-graduate study that will ultimately make a difference to Australia in one of three areas; technology and innovation, fostering Australian-Asian ties, and enabling positive social change. As well as your studies, the scholarship provides a nine-month Leadership Development Programs’.
  • Future Teacher Scholarships
    Teachers Mutual Bank. Information, eligibility criteria.
  • G8 Education
    ‘Scholarships are being offered to Diploma-qualified educators already working at one of G8 Education’s 500 early learning centres across the country’.
  • Inspire Education - Scholarships, Grants, Awards and Study Assistance
    ‘To help you find your scholarship, grant, award or other benefits, we’ve compiled a list of just some of the programs on offer. Check out these resources because you could be eligible to receive payments, special training opportunities, income support, concessions and other forms of assistance to complete your education and training’.
  • Kenneth W Tribe Fellowship Fund
    The Deaf Society. ‘The aim of the Fund is to provide financial support to deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing individuals who wish to further their education. When applying, you need to show that your course of study will improve your employment opportunities and enhance your ability to contribute to the Deaf Community’.
  • NGS Scholarship and Awards
    ‘NGS Super provides a variety of scholarships and awards, offering opportunities for members to engage with study, research and professional development opportunities’.

Nursing

Check state and territory listing for other state-based scholarships offered by bodies from these areas.

  • APNA Practice Nurse Scholarship Scheme
    ‘Assistance to nurses working in primary health care and general practice to undertake formal continuing professional development, such as short courses, attending conferences and workshops, and postgraduate education’.
  • Australian College of Nursing - Scholarships
    ‘ACN funds and administers a number of grants that are available to members of ACN’. Included is the Emerging Nurse Leader [ENL] Program.
  • Choosi Futures Grant Program
    ‘We are passionate about a healthy Australia and we want to help. Through the Choosi Futures Grant Program, we’re offering financial assistance to those studying the health, fitness and medical disciplines to help them, help others lead healthy lives’.
  • My Health Career - University Scholarships
    Extensive listing of links in multiple sections, e.g. undergraduate, Indigenous, specific professions.
  • Rural Health Continuing Education
    ‘Provides grants in support of continuing professional development [CPD] in rural and remote areas for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, allied health professionals, general practitioners and nurses’.
  • SARRAH Scholarships
    ‘Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health administers the Allied Health Streams of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme’. Select from the drop down list for Scholarships.
  • Our scholarships : Westpac Scholars
    ‘Scholars from across the five scholarship categories will be leaders, innovators and pioneers - people from all walks of life who have the drive to shape the future prosperity and growth of Australia. Curious to know what it takes to be a Westpac Scholar ? Read on to find out who these extraordinary Australians are and the work they’re doing’.
  • Public Education Foundation - Scholarships
    ‘We offer hundreds of scholarships and awards to students and educators in public school systems across Australia. Our scholarships help students overcome barriers to achievement created by social and economic disadvantage. We also acknowledge and reward academic excellence in our public schools’. Included are Student Scholarships, Teacher Scholarships and Principals and Leadership Scholarships.
  • Real Futures Grant
    ‘To apply for the Real Futures Grant, you will need to write an essay [maximum 700 words] on why you want to work in your selected industry and the difference you hope to make in your particular field of study’. All eligibility requirements and other criteria are available from this page. Applications are open until 31 October, 2020.
  • Redkite Dare to Dream Scholarships
    ‘Available for 15 to 24 years olds living with cancer or who are cancer survivors. Apply for a scholarship yourself or nominate someone’.
  • Refugee Council of Australia
    Scholarships for refugees & asylum seekers. ‘A number of universities have now started providing scholarships to people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas. You can see the scholarship information below’.

Rural, Regional and Remote Scholarships

  • AgriFutures Australia Scholarships
    ‘In addition to our AgriFutures Australia-led people and leadership programs, we also support and invest in a number of industry scholarships. These initiatives aim to build the capacity of agriculture’s leaders of tomorrow’.
  • Country Education Foundation [CEF] National Scholarships
    ‘Each year we work closely with our partners to provide scholarships in addition to our local grants. To apply for a CEF National Scholarship, you will need to apply through your local foundation, and they will assess your eligibility and forward to the CEF national office for review’.
  • Country Education Foundation - Search for a Scholarship
    ‘Search and apply for scholarships right here with CEF’ s Scholarship Guide. And remember, you’ll never know if you don’t give it a go’.
  • Horizon Scholarship
    ‘Developed to support the next generation of agricultural leaders, who will take up the challenge of farming for the future. It is for young people who are passionate about agriculture, with a keen interest in the future of our industries and who are ready to expand their networks and learn new skills’.
  • RAMUS Scholarships
    ‘Financial support to assist selected students from rural and remote areas to meet costs incurred while studying medicine. The scholarships are not bonded. Instead, scholarship holders’ ties to regional and rural Australia are reinforced through a rural mentorship program … ’.
  • Relocation Scholarship - Services Australia
    ‘A once a year payment if you get ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance or Energy Supplement. You must also need to move to or from a regional or remote area for higher education study’.
  • Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships
    Department of Education and Training. ‘The Program supports students with the costs of studying at university or at a vocational education and training institution. The course must be either Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics [STEM], Health or Agriculture with a qualification level of Certificate IV; Diploma; Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; Bachelor Degree; Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; Master Degree or a Doctoral Degree’.
  • Rural Careers Australia - Scholarships
    Listing of scholarship sources including the states, the commonwealth and other bodies,some of which are already found here.
  • Scholarships
    ‘A list of scholarships that as a health student interested in rural and remote Australia, you may be eligible to apply for. Select relevant fields for information including : eligibility, application dates, links and contact details’.

Scholarships for Women and Girls

  • Harding Miller Education Foundation - Scholarships
    ‘The Harding Miller Education Foundation is offering scholarships for eligible girls in public secondary schools across Australia. Our education foundation focuses on financial hardship and learning potential specifically for female students across government high schools’.
  • Supporting Women in STEM Scholarship
    ‘Nimble is offering two $5 000 cash scholarships, to be paid by Nimble directly to the Australian bank account provided by the eligible winners.’. The site provides all details of what is involved.

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

  • ADCET - Students With Disability - Scholarships and Awards
    ‘There are three types of scholarships : Federal government scholarships, Education provider scholarships and Organisation/company scholarships’. A number of these are listed on the page.
  • Further Education Bursary - Vision Australia
    ‘Vision Australia award[s] Further Education Bursaries to a select number of students who are blind or have low vision, providing adaptive technology to assist their studies’.
  • Scholarships for Students with Disabilities [Sunrise Medical]
    ‘Organisations and universities across the country offer grants and scholarships for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Please read on for our comprehensive guide to education funding for Australian students with disabilities’.
  • Studying in Australia as a Student With Disabilities
    ‘Students with disabilities in Australia are also provided with various scholarships to encourage and support them financially during their studies. There are countless scholarship schemes for students with disabilities funded by different organisations be it private, governmental, federal and charity’. Scroll down to the listing.
  • StudyNet - Scholarships
    Select, either by choosing one or more of the listed cities or scrolling down through the university listings..
  • Study Work Grow - Scholarships
    ‘Find out if there’s one for you. We’ve found 659 and counting’. Use the search engine. Read the other items.

The Arts

  • The Freshman Scholarship
    For ‘Students who are enrolled or accepted for enrolment as a full-time student in 2019/2020 academic year at an accredited US, Canadian or Australian post-secondary institution. The last day to apply for this scholarship is on October 31, 2019. Winners will be announced on January 1, 2020’.
  • The Pinnacle Foundation - Scholarship Information
    ‘The Pinnacle Foundation provides Scholarships for students between the ages of 17-26, who are planning to study full-time education at a public or private secondary school [final year] or public institution of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts’.
  • The Zapaka Scholarship
    ‘ZAPAKA Scholars are committed to serving and empowering their communities. Scholarships are available to high school seniors, college students and graduate students in Australia’.

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