Support: Financial Disadvantage

PEF National Secondary Scholarship

The Public Education Foundation’s National Secondary Scholarships support two Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students, two refugee students and two students currently experiencing financial hardship that may prevent them from continuing their senior years of education in a public school.

NIDA Open Equity Scholarships

After a year break the NIDA Open Equity Scholarship is back, bigger and more exciting than ever! To celebrate a brand new year, we are offering over $50,000 worth of complimentary tuition in 2022 to help young people and adult emerging artists who are experiencing financial or other disadvantage to achieve their full creative potential.

Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships

Finishing your apprenticeship training can be tough when you’ve experienced hardship. The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships are there to help.

Real Futures Grant

The Real Futures Grant is an annual one-off $5,000 prize, awarded to a student studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in one of the following fields: healthcare, medicine, business, or finance.

Choosi Futures Grant Program

The Choosi Futures Grant Program offers financial assistance to those studying the health, fitness and medical disciplines to help them, help others lead healthy lives.

University of Melbourne Hansen Scholarship

The Hansen Scholarship will be awarded to talented undergraduate students whose financial circumstances present a challenge to accessing a first-class education. Recipients will be awarded accommodation, an allowance, and financial and personal support.

Atatürk Scholarship

The Atatürk Scholarship was founded in 2020 by members of the Australian Turkish community to provide financial assistance to Australian students of Turkish ancestry who strive to excel in studies, enhancing peace and friendship between all people and all nations. The Scholarship provides financial assistance to students commencing their first year of tertiary study at …

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WSU Enid Helen Hort and Family Scholarship

The Enid Helen Hort and Family Scholarships are intended to ensure that people of all walks of life have the opportunity to attend University including those who may have experienced financial hardship, or those who may not have come from a privileged background.

LECA Scholarship Fund 2022

The LECA Scholarship fund offers up to two scholarships for post trade students who wish to obtain a qualification in battery storage systems in Semester 1 2022.

Flinders University Student Access Scholarships

The University has established the Flinders University Student Access Scholarships to provide financial support to students from low SES backgrounds who are commencing their first year of undergraduate study at Flinders University and have not completed any previous university studies at any other tertiary institution.

Deakin Western Chances Scholarships

Deakin, in collaboration with Western Chances, is connecting talented students in Melbourne’s west directly to our scholarships program to support them to complete their tertiary education.

Murdoch Coolibah Care Scholarship Program

The Coolibah Care Scholarship was established in 2007, to provide financial support for students attending the Mandurah campus. The Scholarships are available for award to students in personal and/or financial hardship, studying the Bachelor of Nursing course at Murdoch University and who reside in the Mandurah area.

University of Adelaide Access Scholarship

The University of Adelaide will award a number of scholarships for students commencing undergraduate programs in 2022 who have not commenced a post-secondary program of study previously (university or VET).

Griffith The Kieran Ricketts Scholarship in Film and Screen Media

The Kieran Ricketts Scholarship in Film and Screen Media will support an undergraduate student throughout their Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production degree at the Griffith Film School (GFS). This scholarship will honour Mr Kieran Ricketts, a highly regarded and accomplished alumnus of the GFS, Griffith University, who passed away in 2019. The establishment …

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CDU Barbara Singer Environmental Studies Scholarship

To provide financial support to a student enrolled full time in an environmental science course and to honour Ms. Singer’s contributions during a career spanning more than thirty years, to environmental protection throughout the Territory.

UWA Hedi Szasz Scholarship

The late Mr Hedi Szasz bequeathed funds to The University of Western Australia to provide a scholarship to encourage and assist an eligible student who is experiencing financial hardship to continue or complete a Bachelor of Arts at the University.

ANU Mitchell Scholarship

Each year the ANU College of Business and Economics may award the Mitchell Scholarship. The Scholarship will be available to an eligible current student from a rural background who demonstrates academic ability and evidence of financial need.

UQ Link Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to students who have experienced educational disadvantage as a result of financial hardship, who are undertaking tertiary studies for the first time.

Deakin The Felicity Melican and Gerard Barker Scholarship

Are you commencing your first year of a Bachelor of Commerce at the Deakin Warrnambool Campus? Are you a resident of South West Victoria or South East South Australia? If you answered yes to these questions we encourage you to apply for this scholarship.

JCU Access Fund

The JCU Access Fund could be the answer if money problems stand between you and a higher education at James Cook University (JCU). Your financial circumstances are taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships and bursaries.

UNE Law Scholarship

In 2020 New England and Hunter Valley region law firms and UNE Bachelor of Laws alumni were contacted regarding supporting a new scholarship at UNE for law students who need financial assistance to complete their studies. Several generous UNE Bachelor of Laws graduates and Scone Legal have made this scholarship possible.

CDU Equity Award for Full-time Students

To provide financial support to students who may face challenges when completing their studies and to further develop the equitable and inclusive environment at Charles Darwin University.

University of Melbourne First in the Family Scholarships

The First in the Family Scholarships are awarded to commencing Bachelor of Commerce students who will be the first in their family to attend university and who have experienced disadvantage. Recipients of the scholarship will automatically be admitted into the Abernethy Scholars Program.

University of Adelaide Augustus Short Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of donors, the Augustus Short Scholarships are available to students of high academic merit who come from rural or remote areas, challenging financial circumstances or another disadvantage.

UTAS AMSA First Year Access Scholarship for Maritime Studies

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is Australia’s national agency responsible for maritime safety, protection of the marine environment, and maritime aviation search and rescue. AMSA are motivated by their vision of Safe and clean seas, saving lives.

ECU Equity Scholarship

The ECU Equity Scholarships are intended to assist future and current undergraduate students from designated equity groups, with the costs associated with University study. Applications are sought from students from low socio-economic backgrounds, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander’s, people with a disability or ongoing illness, people with significant caring responsibilities and those from rural or …

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Swinburne Nancy Gullo Scholarship

This scholarship is established to support students to complete their education and lift some of the financial burden associated with studying.

Curtin Property Education Foundation Scholarship

The Property Education Foundation Scholarship has been developed by the Property Education Foundation, in conjunction with Curtin University, to encourage and support students who are commencing full-time study in a property degree at Curtin.

Flinders Hayley Fehring Rural Scholarship

A generous donation from the Fehring family and Flinders Living has enabled the establishment of the Hayley Fehring Rural Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a rural first year student.

Swinburne NICA’s Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is open to a prospective 1st year student in the Bachelor of Circus Arts who demonstrates excellence in their audition process but cannot enrol due to financial hardship. This scholarship will cover the school fees.

JCU Burralga Yumba Bursary

The purpose of the Burralga Yumba Bursary is to assist with the cost of accommodation (including administration fees) at Burralga Yumba Residence. This bursary is designed to support students overcoming financial hardship, drought, disability or other circumstances, which would significantly impact their capacity to fully engage in tertiary studies.

Griffith Inclusive Futures Scholarship

This Inclusive Futures Scholarship is designed to assist and support students with a disability who is experiencing or has experienced financial difficulties and/or educational disadvantage.

UQ Dow STEM Scholarship

The Scholarship was established in 2021 by The Dow Chemical Company and maintained by the income generated from an endowed gift.

UTAS d’Antoine Family Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is generously provided by the d’Antoine Family Foundation to support a student experiencing financial hardship and who without financial support may not be able to enrol at the University.

Deakin Allison Murphy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in the memory of Allison Murphy. This scholarship is provided to give women from the Geelong region the opportunity to follow in the career footsteps of Allison Murphy.

QUT The Tara Simmons Scholarship

The scholarship aims to enrich the education and aspirations of a talented and committed female student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) course who may be disadvantaged through financial or personal hardship or from a regional or remote location.

CQUniCares Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship

The CQUniCares Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship will provide recognition and support to a deserving first year student who, without this support, would not be able to attend university. The successful recipient can be enrolled in any academic discipline and will receive support for the duration of their Bachelor course.

Murdoch Ragdoll Scholarship

The Ragdoll scholarships have been made possible by generous donors who wish to support students commencing any undergraduate course in the following disciplines: Business and Law Engineering Health Science Teaching Technology

Murdoch Senate Bursary

The Murdoch Senate Bursary has been developed to assist students who are facing financial and/or personal hardship with some of the costs associated with studying at Murdoch University.

Swinburne Kath Watson Scholarship for Women

The Kath Watson Foundation was established to support female students from disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake and/or continue tertiary education and to achieve their full academic potential by reducing the need to work outside of study.

Gallipoli Scholarship

The Gallipoli Scholarships provide financial assistance to the most deserving and meritorious Australian applicants, commencing their first year of tertiary study at a University or TAFE at Degree, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level, in the year of application, as well as two specific Scholarships for second and third year Gallipoli Scholars.

CQUniCares GWI Scholarship

The CQUniCares GWI Scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to a deserving Bachelor’s degree student in financial need. The scholarship will assist the student with expenses associated with studying at university.

UNSW | Gateway Admission Pathway

Benefits   The Gateway Admission Pathway is an early conditional offer to UNSW for Year 12 students that is administered through the UAC Schools Recommendation Scheme. Your application will be assessed on the basis of your personal statement and your schools’ ratings of your aptitudes and performance in relevant areas of study. If your application …

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UNSW | Prep 17-19

Benefits   If you are keen to study at uni but have faced challenges in year 11 and 12 that make you eligible for the UNSW ACCESS Scheme, and you don’t meet the cut-off for degree entry, we want you to consider UNSW Prep. UNSW Prep is a one year (18 months for Engineering) pathway …

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Monash | Pathways to Law

Benefits   This pathway is designed for students who have the talent and determination to succeed in our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course but just miss out on the Selection Rank. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian, live in a low socio-economic area or have experienced financial hardship you could be eligible. You will …

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Curtin Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship

The Harry Perkins Memorial Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support students who are required to relocate from a regional or remote area to commence an undergraduate degree at Curtin University, who are from a low socio-economic background and are experiencing financial hardship.

Murdoch City of Mandurah Scholarship

The purpose of these scholarships are to provide financial support to students from the Mandurah region who are intending to enrol, or are enrolled, full-time in an undergraduate degree at Murdoch University Mandurah Campus or at the Murdoch Campus.

Deakin Achieving Potential Scholarship

A Deakin Achieving Potential Scholarship offers financial support to students who display passion, perseverance and commitment to study, and experience financial or personal hardship.

Griffith Futures Midwifery Scholarship

The Griffith Futures Midwifery Scholarships are designed to support students enrolled in Griffith University’s Bachelor of Midwifery program who are experiencing financial hardship, carer responsibilities and/or social disadvantage.

UTAS Support to Study Scholarship Package

Our Support to Study Scholarship Package helps all students who have the potential to succeed at uni. You don’t need to have a high ATAR, or have participated in higher education before.

JCU Dr Peter Crossman Scholarship

The Peter Crossman Scholarship is established as a bursary to assist James Cook University students who reside at The John Flynn College. In 2022 a single scholarship is valued at $7420, or 50% of the annual residential accommodation fee for a standard room.

Macquarie Regional and Remote Support Scholarship

The Macquarie University Accommodation Scholarship assists rural and remote students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including demonstrated financial hardship, with the costs associated with higher education.

UNE William McIlrath Rural Scholarship

The William McIlrath Rural Scholarship is established to encourage and assist rural and regional students to undertake a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of New England.

APREF Educational Scholarships

For 2022, APREF is funding two scholarships to financially support study of a University API accredited degree, specialising in the valuation field. There are two scholarships available: One scholarship for a Tasmanian resident applying to an API accredited degree in 2022 One scholarship for rural or regional (excluding Tasmania) resident applying to an API accredited …

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Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship

The Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support students who are required to relocate from a regional or remote area of Western Australia to undertake the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin University and are experiencing financial hardship.

University of Adelaide Hilda and Sandy Anderson Scholarship

The Scholarship supports undergraduate students commencing a program of study in the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences or Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

Swinburne Sir Reginald Ansett Scholarship for Aviation

The Sir Reginald Ansett Scholarship for Aviation is offered to assist a student with costs associated with aviation studies, enabling them to realise their passion for an aviation career and full academic potential by reducing the need to work outside of study.

CQUniCares Accommodation Scholarship

The CQUniCares Accommodation Scholarship assists students from low SES backgrounds with expenses associated with relocating for the purpose of undertaking internal studies at CQUniversity Rockhampton or Mackay campuses.

UTAS Adrian La Palombara Annual Appeal Scholarship in Accounting

Mr Mitchel Martin-Weber, a University of Tasmania alumnus, has funded this perpetual scholarship through a gift to the 2010 Annual Appeal to recognise his close friend Adrian La Palombara, a fellow UTAS alumnus. The University through the University Foundation provided a matching contribution to the scholarship.

Curtin Sir William Tyree Scholarship in Engineering

The Tyree Foundation has established scholarships for engineering students across all Australian States. The scholarships are for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, to provide them support throughout their four-year course of study.

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

A Deakin Student Support Scholarship offers financial support to students who display passion, perseverance and commitment to study, and experience financial or personal hardship.

Griffith Chancellor’s Scholarships

The Chancellor’s Scholarships are for students who have experienced financial hardship, and/or education disadvantage that has impacted on their ability to achieve their full potential. There are multiple scholarships available within the Chancellor’s Scholarships.

Charles Sturt AHO Tertiary Accommodation Grants

Access to affordable accommodation is a significant barrier that impacts on Aboriginal tertiary education rates across New South Wales. The grants will provide eligible Aboriginal students with assistance to source affordable accommodation options.

CQUniCares Launch Scholarship

The CQUniCares Launch Scholarship assists students from regional areas and/or low SES backgrounds with expenses associated with undergraduate study. Those expenses can include non-deferrable costs such as textbooks, uniforms, computer equipment, internet, equipment or travel costs associated with compulsory residential schools and unpaid work placements.

USC Renouf Family Scholarship

The Renouf Family Scholarships were established in 2008 by Sir Clem Renouf in memory of his parents for their sacrifice in giving him the best educational opportunity possible, under challenging circumstances.

Macquarie University Campus Accommodation Scholarship

The Macquarie University Campus Accommodation Costs Scholarship is an undergraduate equity/access scholarship awarded to students in financial need who have relocated to study at Macquarie University from a regional or remote area.

UWA Weerasooriya Family Fairway Medical Scholarship

The Weerasooriya Family have donated funds to The University of Western Australia to provide two scholarships to encourage and assist students who have graduated from the Fairway program to pursue a Direct Pathway into Medicine

University of Adelaide The Andrew & Alexander Saint Scholarships

The Andrew & Alexander Saint Scholarships have been established in perpetuity by Bruce Saint, in memory of his sons Andrew and Alexander Saint, to support three disadvantaged undergraduate students who are commencing an undergraduate program of study in any Faculty at the University of Adelaide.

Swinburne Avanade Women in STEM Scholarship

The Avanade Women in STEM Scholarship supports female first year students studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM), with the aim to help alleviate the financial burden to students, so they can focus more on studies and achieve their educational goals.

University of Adelaide Dr Duncan Memorial Scholarship

A group of Donors, supported by a grant from the Government of South Australia, have established the Dr Duncan Memorial Scholarship to support one undergraduate coursework student who is undertaking a Bachelor of Laws program at the University of Adelaide.

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