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John Bell Scholarship

A life-changing opportunity for budding performers, three students will spend one incredible week training with Bell Shakespeare at our HQ in Sydney. All auditioning students will undertake a 15-minute, one-on-one Workshop Audition where they will work directly with a Bell Shakespeare artist.

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.

UQ Destination Australia Scholarships (Domestic Students)

The Destination Australia scholarship is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education. It aligns with the National Strategy for International Education 2025. The scholarship’s objective is to: attract and support study in regional Australia grow and develop regional Australian tertiary education providers offer students a high-quality learning experience.

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program (RRESP)

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program (RRESP) supports access to tertiary education for people from regional and remote areas of Australia studying any discipline, from Certificate IV to PhD level with an eligible higher education provider or vocational education and training institution. Scholarship recipients can choose any mode of study – face-to-face or online/by …

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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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Rural Bank Scholarships

Rural Bank has a focus of supporting the next generation of leaders in agriculture, by offering financial support in the form of scholarships. We will be seeking first time tertiary students looking to pursue studies in agriculture, agribusiness or related fields and who are committed to the success of Australian agriculture.

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.

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.

WSU | Rural Entry Admission Scheme

Benefits   The Rural Entry Admission Scheme (REAS) is an initiative to promote Medicine to applicants with an extensive rural background who are able to demonstrate and meet rurality and other assessed factors. Applicants who enter the Joint Program in Medicine through the REAS, study the same program as students who apply and enter through …

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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 | Rural Application for Medicine

Benefits   The Rural Application Process aims to support students from rural areas of Australia to study medicine. The benefits of applying through the Rural Application Process may include: Consideration of your rurality during the application process, with ATAR adjustment factors possible for year 12 leavers. Domestic tertiary applicants who meet rural residency requirements should …

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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.

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.

La Trobe Regional Benefits Program

La Trobe’s Regional Benefits Program empowers high achieving students from regional communities to live, study and thrive in regional Victoria. This program is available to students commencing their undergraduate studies from 2022 onwards who have applied via the 2021-2022 VTAC/UAC (or state Tertiary Admissions Centre) intake.

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.

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.

Flinders University Palaeontology Scholarship

The scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a student from a rural or regional area who is commencing the Bachelor of Science (Palaeontology). One scholarship will be available per year, subject to funding.

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.

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.

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.

UNSW Scape Group Accommodation Scholarship

The Scholarship has been established to support commencing or currently enrolled rural students, in particular elite athletes, transitioning to UNSW with subsidised accommodation costs in partnership with accommodation provider, Scape Group.

UWA Harry Leaver Scholarship

The late Harry Leaver bequeathed funds to The University of Western Australia to provide a scholarship for eligible regional or remote students, preferably from Moora or the Mid-West region of Western Australia, to assist with the cost of accommodation to commence and pursue a Bachelor of Science at the University.

Playford Trust Regional Science & Engineering Scholarships

The Playford Trust seeks to support outstanding students from regional South Australia who intend to enrol as undergraduates to study science, engineering, mathematics or technology subjects at one of the State’s three universities.

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.

Murdoch NTEU Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

The NTEU Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Scholarship was established to support and encourage Undergraduate Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students who demonstrate a commitment to community, across the various different stages of their degree.

University of South Australia Rural Reconnect Relocation Scholarship

The University of South Australia Rural Reconnect Relocation Scholarships were established as part of the University of South Australia Rural Reconnect project. These scholarships, valued at $6,000 each, will assist students from rural and isolated areas to fund their relocation costs associated with moving to the city in order to pursue full-time undergraduate study.

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.

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.

JCU QCoal Foundation Scholarship

QCoal Foundation is committed to building resilient regional and remote Queensland communities. The Foundation focuses on supporting community-led initiatives in the areas of liveability, health and education. This scholarship will support an undergraduate student through three years of study.

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.

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

The Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme provides financial support to students from rural and remote communities to undertake undergraduate or postgraduate studies in pharmacy at university. Scholarship holders are encouraged to seek employment in rural and remote areas following graduation.

Macquarie Vinva Scholar Award

The aim of the Vinva Scholar Award is to fund scholars based on excellence and equity, supporting students who have the potential to make a positive impact in the future. The scholarships will be targeted at new students studying Science, Engineering, IT and Business degrees.

UOW Transforming Futures Scholarships

These scholarships recognise the capacity in all students and seek to provide support to ensure students can participate in, and make the most of their higher education.

UNSW Engineering Rural Scholarships Program

The Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarships Program aims to assist high achieving students from rural or isolated areas commencing studies in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW.

TAFE Queensland Scholarships

Achieve your career goals with the help of a TAFE Queensland Scholarship. Merit scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved outstanding academic merit or demonstrate strong work performance along with the demonstrable desire to secure ongoing employment in the industry in which they have applied for the scholarship. Access and equity scholarships provide equitable …

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Curtin | StepUp to Curtin

Benefits   StepUp to Curtin grants an adjustment factor of additional ATAR points to help you qualify for admission into your preferred Curtin course. There are two StepUp to Curtin access schemes: StepUp Entry If your ATAR is between 60 and 69.95, StepUp Entry adjusts your selection rank to 70. This means you’ll be eligible …

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ABCN Accelerate Scholarship Program

The ABCN Accelerate Scholarship program is a three-year program that targets exceptional students who are facing economic, family or social challenges that impact on their study or capacity to achieve their desired tertiary pathways.

Curtin UCAT ANZ Scholarship

The UCAT ANZ Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to encourage and support Western Australian students who are travelling from a rural or remote area to complete the UCAT ANZ in 2021.

Creative Arts Scholarships

The Creative Arts Scholarships help eligible students in regional and remote areas of Australia access a Bachelor level degree in creative arts. The scholarships also give students, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, more opportunities towards a career in Australia’s vibrant creative arts industry.

ECU Dorothea Swift Nursing Scholarship

The Dorothea Swift Nursing scholarships are targeted at nursing students commencing their first semester of study in the ECU Bachelor of Science (Nursing) for 2021.

Swinburne Malcolm Styles Local Government Scholarship

Malcolm Styles is a Swinburne engineering graduate who has forged a successful career in local government engineering. The Malcolm Styles Local Government Scholarship aims to support a regional or rural-based (preferably) engineering student studying in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional) with an interest in local government.

UOW Equity Scholarships (Future Students)

UOW Equity Scholarships are available for students who are experiencing financial disadvantage and other educational disadvantages, because we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed in higher education.

Macquarie ISSP Commonwealth Assistance Scholarship

The ISSP Commonwealth Assistance Scholarship is funded by the Commonwealth Government. It assists Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students relocating from regional or rural areas with demonstrated financial hardship to meet the costs associated with accessing higher education.

Bedford College Scholarships

In 2021, Bedford College will be offering five $5000 scholarships toward tuition. Our scholarships are designed to give students opportunities they might not otherwise have. We recognise that every student is different and all shine in their own way. We see significant academic achievement as an indicator of a potential scholarship candidate but also recognise …

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TAFE NSW Destination Australia Scholarship

Destination Australia Scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Government, and are designed to attract and support students who choose to live and study in regional communities.

UC Accommodation Scholarships

Awarded to first year financially disadvantaged students who are residing in any campus accommodation at Bruce campus.

UON Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

These Commonwealth-funded scholarships aim to support Indigenous students who are relocating from a remote or regional area to study with University of Newcastle.

USQ Residential College Scholarship

In Semester 1 2021, USQ will award a number of Residential College Scholarships to support students residing at USQ Residential Colleges in Toowoomba either commencing or continuing an undergraduate program.

Griffith The Mario Bortolanza Regional Scholarship

The Mario Bortolanza Regional Scholarship is to support a student from regional, rural and remote Queensland, commencing an undergraduate music degree at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU).

Iglu Regional Scholarship

The Iglu Regional Scholarship enables eligible students from regional Australia to live at any Iglu property in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne while they are undertaking an undergraduate degree at an Iglu partner university.

Griffith Art in Bark Bursary

The Art in Bark Bursary is to support a student beginning their Fine Art studies at QCA with high aptitude for art (assessed through a folio of work), who is aspiring to make a career in Fine Arts, and who is coming to study at QCA from a regional or remote area of Queensland.

UON Betty Josephine Fyffe Rural Equity Scholarships

Betty leaves this legacy as her way of trying to improve the education of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in training with hope that some will return to the country areas to practice their profession.

CSU Foundation Rural Relief Scholarship

The Charles Sturt University Foundation, through generous donations provided by individuals, companies and organisations, are offering six scholarships to students from farming families or rural communities whose ability to attend or complete university is being impacted by ongoing drought conditions.

CSU The Inland Rail Scholarships

The Inland Rail Scholarships Program, established by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), aims to provide education opportunities for regional students considering studying at Charles Sturt University.

UWA Ted Maslen Scholarship

Dr Ted Maslen, BSc, DPhil, FAA and former Head of the Department of Physics at The University of Western Australia donated funds to the University to provide a scholarship to encourage and assist a student from a regional and remote area of Western Australia to commence a Bachelor of Science at the University.

UWA Great Southern Science Scholarship

The Great Southern Development Commission donates funds annually to encourage and assist meritorious students from outside the Albany region to commence a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) undergraduate degree course at the UWA Albany Centre.

UTAS Relocation Bursary for Rural Pathway Medicine

These relocation bursaries are provided by the College of Health and Medicine to assist students commencing first year Medicine in 2021 who are from rural and remote areas of Tasmania with some of the costs of relocating to Hobart.

NIDA The YouTube Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to a student from a background which has historically been underrepresented on screen and stage. First Nations and People of Colour, people with a disability, from remote and regional areas or experiencing barriers to access are especially encouraged to apply.

USC L & R Foundation Scholarship

The L & R Foundation, established by Leanne Muller and Robert Hubbard, seeks to support tertiary education for regional students who demonstrate academic potential but face financial and other barriers to completing a degree.

USC Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarship

The Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarships were established in 2008 by Mr Tim Fairfax to support students who must move away from their home residence in a regional or remote area to undertake their university studies.

UOW George Alexander Foundation Scholarship

This Scholarship Program aims to support 2021 commencing students who demonstrate strong academic merit, community involvement, and leadership potential to undertake an undergraduate degree at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

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