There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia. They are offered by the Australian Government, education institutions, and a number of other public and private organisations. University and college websites are the best places to start looking for any scholarships that may be available at your chosen campus. Below are just a handful - to find out where to look for more scholarship opportunities click here.
Did you know there are thousands of scholarships on offer each year in Queensland?
Universities, TAFE Queensland, private education providers, the Commonwealth and Queensland governments, some professional associations and industry groups offer scholarships. Common categories include:
- sporting scholarships
- equity scholarships for women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- scholarships for specific fields of study
- financial hardship scholarships
- campus scholarships
- field of study scholarships
- international student scholarships
- academic scholarships.
A scholarship can help with course fees, textbooks, accommodation costs, transport and living expenses. No matter what your further education and training goals, it’s worth finding out what’s available. You can get scholarship information from:
Scholarship sections on university, TAFE Queensland and other education institutions websites, The Good Universities Guide website, Study Assist website.
Scholarship information is generally available on university websites from mid-year. With the exception of Bond University, Queensland university scholarship application due dates usually occur from October to December each year. The application due date for Bond University scholarships is 31 July each year for Australian Year 12 students. Applications for this university open in April.
SCHOLARSHIPS CURRENTLY ON OFFER
The Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund was established by the late Kathleen Lilias Needham to perpetuate the memory of her late brother Charles Allan Seymour Hawker - scholar, soldier, pastoralist and statesman, by means of a scholarship. The main object today, as it was then, is to encourage others to follow her brother's example of help and service to his country and his fellow men and women. The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship commemorates the achievements of one of Australia's most respected pastoral pioneers who served with distinction in the First World War and went on to become a distinguished scholar and leading figure in the Federal Parliament prior to his tragic and untimely death in an aircraft accident in 1938.
Since 1990 the Charles Allan Seymour Hawker Scholarship Trust Fund has awarded more than five million dollars to 114 young Australians.The scholarships have been awarded almost equally to male and female applicants. Scholarship holders have come from every sector of Australian society and graduated from government, catholic and private schools. They have studied law, politics, economics, medicine and arts. Hawker Scholars are now working in Australia, Europe, the US and Asia.
For more information & to download an application form go to the website.
The 2017 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship opens on Monday 4 December 2017 and will close on Friday 5 January 2018.
SAE Creative Media Institute offer scholarships to outstanding creative media applicants. SAE Scholarships are awarded to recognise creative talent coupled with academic excellence and outstanding leadership.
Creative Media Scholarships are awarded to high-achieving secondary school leavers who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly ability as well as strong leadership skills and creative potential. The aim of this scholarship is to assist graduating secondary school students and provide them with an opportunity to develop skills and achieve their goals within the creative media industry. Recipients will be entitled to a full academic scholarship towards a bachelor degree over the course of two years. Scholarships can be undertaken in one of the following disciplines: Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games.
To be eligible to apply you must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum 17 years old (turning 18 in the year of commencement)
- Completion of Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE)
- Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Applicants must be commencing students who have not previously studied with SAE
For more information & the application process click here.
Scholarship applications for 2018 scholarships will open in 1 July 2017 and close 30 October 2017.
2017 Science and Engineering scholarships
Year 12 students Students applying for courses within the Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT can apply for a number of scholarships. These include:
Dean’s Scholars Program – When you apply for a QUT Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship you may also be eligible for this program. Successful applicants have access to a range of programs including professional and leadership development and mentoring.
Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship – Recipients of this scholarship have access to the Westpac Alumni Program, mentoring, internship opportunities and other events and activities.
Indigenous scholarships and support - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students commencing a degree can apply for the Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship. If you gain entry through the Centralised Assessment Selection Program (see www.qut.edu.au/about/oodgeroo) your fees will be covered for science and maths preparatory bridging courses.
Women in Engineering Scholarship – There are up to 10 of these scholarships for females applying for the B Engineering. Recipients of these scholarships are expected to play a leading role in QUT’s Women in Engineering Program.
Women in Information Technology (Go for IT gURL) Merit Scholarship – Up to six of these scholarships are available to female Year 12 students with an OP 1 – 5 who gain entry to an undergraduate information technology degree.
Visit www.qut.edu.au/science-engineering/courses-and-study & scroll down to ‘Scholarships, bursaries and development programs' for more information about these scholarships and the application dates.
Dream Big Engineering Scholarships
As a progressive employer we want to see more women thrive in engineering. Each year, we offer a number of Dream Big scholarships to help young women, like you, enter an industry that is ready to harness their creativity, passion and smarts.
The scholarship runs for the full term of your university degree and includes paid work experience under the supervision of experienced mentors. As a Dream Big Scholarship employee you’ll also receive a monthly allowance to assist with university expenses, a graduation bonus and a full-time position with the company upon graduation.
Dream Big is open to young women throughout Australia who are Australian citizens or permanent residents and who will be undertaking an approved civil or structural engineering course.
Applications open from October in the final year of high school and close in January the following year (or as openings are filled). For more information click here.
The Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust scholarships are funded by donations from the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs, ex-service organisations, and private individuals. The scholarships are worth between $3000 and $5000 per year and may continue for up to four years.
To be eligible to apply for AVCAT scholarship you must:
- have Australian residency
- be the child or grandchild of a person with operational service (as defined by the legislation) or three or more years continuous full-time other service, as a member of the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force
- be planning to enrol or be enrolled in tertiary education in Australia at an Australian university, TAFE or registered training organisation
- be studying or planning to study full-time on-line or face-to-face
- be under the age of 25 (except for exceptional circumstances)
Click here for more information.
Christian Heritage College (CHC) Teacher Education Scholarships CHC will offer a limited number of scholarships for students entering the following courses in 2017:
B Education (Primary)
B Education (Secondary)
B Arts/B Education (Secondary)
The scholarships are worth $4,000 ($1,000 per semester for four semesters).
Download the selection criteria and application form here.
Do you excel at the sciences and communicate with ease? Are you passionate about stepping into the health and wellness industry? Then keep reading!
Endeavour College of Natural Health is offering up to five scholarships for secondary school leavers and school gap year students from 17-19 years of age (in year of application) seeking a career in the natural health and wellness sector. This is for students that are looking to commence full time study at any one of our six campuses in Australia.
The recipients of these scholarships will have the ability to act as a student role model and college ambassador to promote our courses to school leavers.
If you are successful, Endeavour will cover the cost of your tuition fees for the first year of your chosen course in any one of our leading Bachelor of Health Science degree programs in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture,Myotherapy, and our online Bachelor of Complementary Medicine.
They are looking for students that:
- Demonstrate academic achievement in the sciences, specifically chemistry and biology
- Proven extra-curricular and community involvement through secondary school
- Good communication skills
- Demonstrated leadership qualities
- Genuinely passionate about pursuing a career in natural health
For more information click here. Scholarships for 2018 open 24 July 2017 and close 27 November 2017.
Layne Beachley and her Aim for the Stars Foundation invites Australian females aged 12 years of age and above who need funding to achieve goals in their sporting, academic, community, business, environmental or cultural pursuits to apply for a $4,000 grant in 2017. The Foundation is all about empowering & enabling individuals to take control of their lives, to invest in their future to fulfil their potential & to put back into the community that supported them on their journey. Fields of pursuit include:
- Arts, Music & Entertainment
- Business, Leadership & Community
- Science, Technology & Innovation
- Environment & Sustainability
Applications for 2018 will open in mid july 2017. Click here to find out more.
JMC Academy Scholarships
Founded in 1982, JMC Academy was established to meet the demand for qualified professionals in the entertainment technology industry. JMC Academy remains Australia’s leading Creative Industries institution, offering Degrees and Diplomas in Music, Audio Engineering, Film & Television Production, Entertainment Business Management, Animation, Game Development, Digital Design and Songwriting. JMC is offering up to eight undergraduate scholarships for 2017 worth one year’s tuition in the following Bachelor Degrees:
- Digital Design
- Contemporary Music and Performance
- Audio Engineering and Sound Production
- Entertainment Business Management
- Game Development
- Film and Television Production.
To apply you need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident who is able to demonstrate passion & aptitude for their chosen field of study & who have completed year 12. Aptitude may be demonstrated via a portfolio or compilation of work that best reflects the candidate’s experience & interests where relevant.
For more information go to the JMC website.
Scholarship applications for 2018 close 15 December 2017.
Bond offers a broad range of scholarships for those who excel in their academic, community or sporting pursuits. We encourage you to invite your students who are high academic achievers, active members of your community, elite sportspersons, or making a different to the lives of others to apply.
Bond University offers an extensive scholarship program to both domestic and international students, with values ranging from 25% scholarships to 100%. It is important to note that applications for the 2017 Scholarship Program for Australian Year 12 students are now open and close on 31 July 2016.
Some of the scholarships on offer include:
1. Vice-Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship – awarded to a Year 12 student with exceptional academic achievements, proven leadership ability, personal character and extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities. The value of this scholarship is 100% of tuition fees for any single or combined degree (excluding MBBS).
2. The Padma and Hari Harilela Scholarships - awarded to outstanding students from around the globe, looking to study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. These scholarships open the door to applicants with strong achievements in both community involvement and contribution, and academia. Applicants must meet the prerequisites and the admissions entry standard for their chosen degree. Submission of a 500-word personal statement outlining the applicant's community involvement and contribution, as well as personal attributes and academic achievements. Awardees received a total of $10,000 (domestic students) and $15,000 (international students).
3. Excellence Scholarships – awarded to Year 12 students with an anticipated OP 1-5, demonstrating exceptional potential, strong leadership skills and extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities. The value of the scholarships is 50% of tuition fees for any single or combined degree (excluding MBBS).
4. John Burton Cadetship – awarded to a high-achieving Year 12 student who has strong academic credentials (As/Bs in Year 11 &12 school reports), and a demonstrated commitment to a career in journalism. Applicants should also demonstrate strong leadership skills and an extensive involvement in extra-curricular activities. This scholarship contributes 50% towards the tuition fees for the Bachelor of Journalism, and students embark upon a four-year program of work and study, working full-time at the Gold Coast Bulletin as a cadet journalist and full-time study towards a Bachelor of Journalism degree at the University. On successful completion of the four-year program, scholars graduate to a guaranteed position as a journalist at the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Year 12 students are able to apply for any of these scholarships until the closing date. Scholarship applications should be submitted online and applications are already open! Students should note that only one applications needs to be made, and students can apply for as many scholarships they wish.
Visit Bond University Scholarships for a comprehensive list of scholarships. Also visit Bond Scholarship Application Tips to read through very useful tips on applying effectively. Another useful resource is Your Journey to Success.
For further queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 074 074 toll-free (within Australia).
Applications open annually on 1 April and close 31 July.
Le Cordon Bleu Scholarships
With over 120 years in teaching experience, Le Cordon Bleu is one of the world’s leading hospitality & culinary arts educators. With institutes in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth, each has it’s own unique suite of programs ranging from culinary arts through to hotel management & food product marketing & entrepreneurship. In 2017, 4 Young Entrepreneur Scholarships, an Undergraduate Degree Scholarship & a Perth Introductory Scholarship are available for year 12 students wanting to study with Le Cordon Bleu. These generous scholarships of up to $30,000 are available for entry into the Bachelor of Business (hotel management, restaurant management) & Food Entrepreneurship programs. Applications close 1 December 2017.
For more information click here.
The Tuckwell Scholarship
Receiving a Tuckwell Scholarship is not just about your intellect. It is about your desire and determination to use your natural abilities, if given the opportunity, to realise your full potential so that you can make a difference in the world. The Tuckwell Scholarship program has a focus on giving back to Australia. It is the only one of its kind that nurtures Scholars to fulfil their wider ambitions over and above the pursuit of an undergraduate degree.
This generous scholarship ($21,700 each year – this is the 2016 rate) is available for students applying to study at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Applications for 2018 are now closed. Applications for 2019 will open early 2018. Visit the website for information on about the selection criteria and the three-stage application process.
ICHM 2018 Scholarships
The International College of Hotel Management's (ICHM) unique "One Program, Two Degrees" course prepares you for a career in a wide variety of hospitality businesses. It also equips you with the necessary business acumen to work in a number of other professions outside the industry. The balance of theory and real industry placements provides graduates with a genuine advantage when competing for future employment.
During the academic semesters ICHM students are broadly informed about all aspects of the international hospitality industry, from a basic operational perspective right through to a senior management level within broader social, cultural and economic contexts.
They are then provided with real industry placements within Australia or overseas that allow them to learn the industry first hand beyond the walls of their structured classes. This real world experience is invaluable in helping them understand the theoretical concepts they have learnt within a working environment; it also allows them to build significant industry networks.
ICHM graduates are working globally as supervisors and specialists right through to senior and general managers. A number also work outside the industry in areas such as marketing, IT, human resources and their own businesses.
To apply for these scholarships you must be one of the following:
- Citizen of Australia (both resident and non-resident).
- International students attending school in Australia who will complete a minimum of the last two years of their high school studies in Australia.
- Students at Australian International School's in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Manila and Hong Kong.
- Non-resident New Zealand passport holders.
You must also meet the standard admission requirements, that being Year 12 with one of the following - ATAR score of 70 / OP score of 14/ IB Diploma score of 26 or equivalent international schooling.
For more information and how to apply click here. Applications close Friday 6 October 2017.
Each year the Bradman Foundation offers the Scholarship to an Australian university student. The Bradman Scholar is selected on a blend of academic, sporting (cricket), personal and social skills, all of which best allow the Scholar to fulfill the purpose of the Scholarship. An essential criteria is that the applicant is an Australian citizen.
The Scholarship will receive the following:
- $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years to assist with costs associated with undertaking a university degree.
Click here for more information and how to apply. Applications close on 28 February each year.
USQ offers scholarships, bursaries and prizes to outstanding domestic and international students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and participation in the wider community. You may also be eligible for scholarship if your ability to achieve your full academic potential is affected by financial hardship. There are still a number of scholarships available within a variety of disciplines. Most have a closing date of 30 October. Click here to see what is on offer in your field.
Each year Griffith University & its partners provide more than $40 million to support new & continuing students successfully complete their degrees through direct financial support. Almost 500 scholarships are available—Academic (based largely on grades), Equity (where background & financial position are considered) & Sport (for high-level athletes). Click here for the full list of available scholarships.
Applicants can submit one application to be considered for all scholarships on offer for 2016. Before you begin the one application it is recommended that you use the search facility on their website to find out about the eligibility, selection criteria & closing dates for all of the various scholarships. To find out how to apply click here.
The CEF 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. This Guide is a must read for rural and regional students who face greater financial barriers when pursuing higher education. If you need financial assistance, we strongly encourage you to APPLY, APPLY, APPLY. To view the Queensland guide online click here.