Community Tertiary Scholarships

This page is dedicated to providing information for all residents of Central Australia regarding scholarships, grants and bursaries available for people wanting assistance to study at a tertiary institution, or complete a VET or TAFE course.

Central Australian Education Foundation - The Central Australian Education Foundation was established to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post high school education, training and vocation aspirations. We recognise that the cost of rural students pursuing their post high school goals is often much greater than those of their metropolitan counterparts and that sometimes these costs can be prohibitive. For more information visit their Facebook page.

John Hawkins Memorial Scholarship - The Rotary Club of Alice Springs encourages local students intending to commence tertiary study in 2017 to apply for next year’s scholarship. Money raised from the annual Rotary Club of Alice Springs Melbourne Cup sweep, helps fund the scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $18,000 paid in 6 equal instalments. Applications close 18 November 2016. For more information contact email.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship Program - Each year scholarships are awarded to full-time, first year undergraduates studying at an Australian University or College campus for the first time. 

Bernie Kilgariff Memorial Scholarship - a one-off $3,000 scholarship for medical/health related studies. 

NT Government - Higher Education for School Leavers provides 40 scholarships of up to $3,500.

VET Scholarships - The Department of Business, Employment and Training Division administers VET scholarships.  The scholarships are open to school leavers and those who are working part-time or unemployed and enrolled in a Certificate III to Diploma level course to assist them to gain full time employment.

CDU Scholarships - CDU scholarships are sponsored by individuals, businesses, government, community groups and the University, to assist students with the financial burden of studying. A number of scholarships offer students the opportunity to participate in paid work experience during semester breaks and graduate positions on completion of study.

Alice Springs Freemasons Education Fund - Scholarships available for post-secondary students going to university or doing a trade.  Applications open in November and are advertised in the Centralian Advocate and through school newsletters.  They close 20 January 2017.  Contact:  Stuart Gear for full details on 0418 898 361 or 8952 4645.