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.
For information about scholarships through VTAC click here
Information on scholarships is regularly provided through the Careers Newsletter (provided to students, through the news letter and COMPASS)
The 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
South West TAFE
A range of scholarships are available through SW TAFE
$5000 scholarships awarded on the basis of
for further information and how to apply please visit
Victorian State Government - information and application for a range of scholarships for students undertaking Tertiary courses in 2019. Click here
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:
Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation
Open to rural Victorian students who plan to attend university after they complete year 12.
Selection criteria include
Scholarships are also available for TAFE and apprenticeships.
Applications open June 1, close August 10
C.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
applications for 2018 will open on Monday 3 December
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. Applications for 2019 opens in October 2018
Royal Flying Doctor Service
RFDS Victoria is working to overcome shortages of medical and healthcare professionals in rural and regional Victoria.
One way of achieving this is by encouraging young health students from country Victoria to complete their studies and return back to the country to assist improve Victoria's health.
The Give Them Wings Scholarship is designed to aid students by assisting them with their study costs. Up to five scholarships are available for first year nursing and allied health students. Applications for 2019 not yet open.
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. Applications open in January 2019
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.
Our scholarship program makes a significant difference to these hard working and talented students by helping them cover some of the costs of tertiary education.
successful applicants will be
For the scholarship link, please visit www.gardinerfoundation.com.au and look for the 2019 Tertiary Scholarship link