QATSIF QCE Scholarship Program

19 June 2019


23 August 2019












$1,000 per year


Under the QCE Scholarship Program, QATSIF provides two-year scholarship funding to support students commencing in Year 11. QATSIF funds successful schools which then provide scholarships to individual students. The intention of the funding is to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander student retention in Years 11 and 12 rather than simply sustain existing retention rates, and funding has to be used to complement and build on existing school and community programmes and support for individual students.


The QATSIF QCE Scholarship may only be used towards costs incurred during the scholarship period and may not be used to cover past debts from before the scholarship period.

The Scholarship may only be applied towards:
  • Compulsory school fees

  • A maximum contribution of $300 toward either computer hire levies or the purchase of an IT Device. (# see notes below)

  • QCE subject and technology levies

  • QCE related excursions and camps

  • Industry visits

  • University and Careers expos.

  • Compulsory school uniforms

  • One Senior Jersey

  • School shoes

  • One Formal/Graduation ticket

  • TAFE VET placement

  • Stationery

  • Textbooks

Eligibility Criteria

Interested schools apply online for scholarships on behalf of their students.

An eligible QATSIF Scholarship Applicant:

  • is a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, is accepted as such by the community in which he/she lives.

  • is an Australian citizen and resident of Queensland.

  • is enrolled at a Queensland school as a student in 2019 OR has enrolment confirmed at a Queensland school for 2020.

  • is currently in Year 10 or 11.

  • intends to undertake and complete his/her Queensland Certificate of Education during the school years 2020-2021 and have the ability and their school’s confidence of fully completing their QCE by Year 12 Graduation.

  • has current school attendance of 85% or more.

  • is under age 35.

  • is currently achieving A-C in English and a C or higher in other subjects in Year 10 or if currently in Year 11 must be “on track” to receive their QCE by the end of 2020.

  • demonstrates effort and behaviour of a C or above.

  • participates in school activities which enhances his/her Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural identity.

  • demonstrates willingness to fully participate in the life of the school and be a worthy role model for other students.

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