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There are currently more than 3000 scholarships available to Australian students, across both the higher education and vocational sectors. Scholarships can cover an array of costs from tuition fees to living and accommodation costs.

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Capital Grants Program for Schools

Provides funding to improve non-government school capital infrastructure.

Eligibility :Open to non-government primary and secondary schools.

Program Status : Applications may be made at any time.

Agency :Department of Education and Training

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/capital-grants-program

Sporting Schools – Sporting Initiative Grants

Overview / Purpose
This programme seeks to support NSO endorsed sporting organisations to be able to achieve quality sporting outcomes. It is part of Sporting Schools Programme, a $100 million Australian Government initiative to get children committed to a lifelong love of sport.

Sporting Schools aims to:
– Support sporting organisations in the delivery of great programmes that are suitable for children.
– Provide schools with opportunities to get their children excited about sports through quality and diverse programmes.
– Provide children with positive sporting experiences in the best possible way: by having a go.
– Support schools and coaches through an interactive website that is full with coaching resources and information to help them run programmes.

Funding is determined on a case-by-case basis up to set limits.

Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants include sporting organisations that must:
– Be registered with the Sporting Schools programme.
– Be NSO endorsed sporting organisation within the Sporting Schools programme.
– Have no outstanding debts with the ASC (including residual amount debt from participating in the AASC programme).

Eligible activities include identified sport-based initiatives that meet local needs.

Sporting Schools Grant

Funding

Purpose

The NSW Training Awards celebrate the best of vocational education and training (VET) in NSW and are the premier VET awards in the state. The awards are also a great way to receive recognition for your efforts in training people or being trained.

Overview

The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by Training Services NSW to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector. The Awards honour and reward the achievements of students, trainers/teachers, training organisations, large and medium employers.

Award categories recognise outstanding achievement by:

  • apprentices and trainees
  • school-based apprentices
  • graduates of certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses
  • teachers and trainers
  • medium and large employers who use training in their workplace
  • registered training organisations (training providers)

The Awards categories

There are 12 Award categories for the NSW Training Awards. They are:

Individual Awards

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Trainee of the Year
  • Vocational Student of the Year
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year
  • School Based Apprentice/Trainee of the Year
  • VET Trainer/Teacher of the Year

VET in Schools Award

  • VET in Schools Student of the Year (NSW Award only)

Organisation Awards

  • Large Training Provider of the Year
  • Small Training Provider of the Year
  • Industry Collaboration Award
  • Large Employer of the Year
  • Medium Employer of the Year
Limitations

Who can nominate me for an award?

Apprentices, trainees, school-based apprentices/trainees can be nominated by their training provider or employer (or host employer if they are working for a group training organisation).

Vocational students can be nominated by their training provider or employer.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can be nominated by their training provider or employer (or host employer if they are working for a group training organisation) if they are an apprentice or trainee.

VET in Schools Students can be nominated by their training provider or their employer.

VET Trainer/Teacher nominees can be nominated by their students, colleagues, employer or other industry group.

Employers/RTO – to be a full-time employee (not a contractor) etc. with permission from management of your organisation.

Can an individual nominate themselves?

Self nomination for individuals is allowed in the VET Trainer/Teacher category only, however the entry form must still be endorsed by a training provider or employer.

Self nominations in the Apprentice, Trainee, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student, Vocational Student, School Based Apprentice/Trainee and VET in Schools Student of the Year categories are not accepted.

Applications / Guidelines
Application methods: Online

“Enabling positive social change” is one of the focus areas of the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship.

The scholarship will enable the 17 successful candidates to do postgraduate study at an Australian university. It also entails overseas travel. A key feature of the scholarship is the Leadership Development Program, a nine month program created in collaboration with recognised experts in leadership excellence.

Two other focus areas are also available, taking the total to three: 1. Enabling positive social change 2. Technology and innovation 3. Strengthening Australia–Asia ties Each scholarship is valued at up to $120,000, typically over two to three years, for research or coursework studies at graduate level.

Eligibility You are eligible to apply if: • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident (New Zealand citizens who are not also Australian citizens are not eligible). • You completed your first undergraduate degree after 1 September 2013, or will complete by 31 December 2018. • You have achieved or are on track to achieve an average result of H1 or H2A equivalent (approx. 75%). • You have chosen to undertake a full-time Masters by coursework or research or a PhD at one of nine participating universities. Other eligibility criteria also apply. How to apply Applications close on September 5. For detailed information and to apply, visit bicentennial.

http://bicentennial.westpacgroup.com.au/schola…/future-leade

Before and After School Care Fund

The NSW Government is investing $120 million into expanding before and after school care to make places available to all parents with children at government primary schools that need it by 2021. A key element is the Before and After School Care Infrastructure Fund to help schools buy new equipment and expand their facilities.

Applications are now open for schools and providers of before and after school care (Out of School Hours Care) that are ready to deliver new services or expand existing services. This is about providing support for parents with children at government schools which means that providers and services approved to support government schools, as well as the schools themselves, may apply for grants of up to $30,000 through this application.

 

https://beforeandafterschoolcare.smartygrants.com.au/INFRA1/231950/view

St Andrews College – CEF Scholarships
In partnership with St Andrews College, Sydney

5 x $7,000 accommodation scholarships for 2020 study / Applications close December 31, 2019

How to apply

Available for students accepted into St Andrews College, Sydney and who are eligible for a CEF grant.
Please note, priority is given to first year students.

Thyne Reid – St Andrews College – CEF Scholarships
In partnership with the University of Sydney E12 Scheme and the Thyne Reid Foundation

Eureka Benevolent Foundation University Scholarship
Courtesy of the family foundation of Roger Massy-Greene AM and Belinda Hutchinson AM

1 x $21,000 scholarship – $7,000 per year for 3 years / Applications open 1st September and close 30 November

How to apply – you will need to apply to your local foundation (Far West NSW), CEF National will assess and manage your application and scholarship if successful APPLY NOW

Only available for students completing Year 12 at Broken Hill High School or Willyama High School, scholarships are subject to acceptance for a university degree course

Zagora Foundation University Scholarship
Courtesy of Leigh Clifford AO and Sue Clifford

1 x $21,000 scholarship – $7,000 per year for 3 years / Applications open 1st September and close 30 November

How to apply – you will need to apply to your local foundation (Far West NSW), CEF National will assess and manage your application and scholarship if successful APPLY NOW

Only available for students completing Year 12 at Broken Hill High School or Willyama High School, scholarships are subject to acceptance for a university degree course

Andrew and Paula Liveris University Scholarship
Courtesy of the Liveris Family

1 x $21,000 scholarship – $7,000 per year for 3 years / Applications open 1 September and close 30 November

How to apply – you will need to apply to your local foundation (Far West NSW), CEF National will assess and manage your application and scholarship if successful APPLY NOW

Only available for students completing Year 12 at Broken Hill High School or Willyama High School, scholarships are subject to acceptance for a university degree course

McLean Foundation University Scholarship
Courtesy of Rob McLean AM and Paula McLean

1 x $21,000 scholarship – $7,000 per year for 3 years / Applications open 1st September and close 30 November

How to apply – you will need to apply to your local foundation (Far West NSW), CEF National will assess and manage your application and scholarship if successful APPLY NOW

Only available for students completing Year 12 at Broken Hill High School or Willyama High School, scholarships are subject to acceptance for a university degree course.

Audi CEF Scholarships
Courtesy of the Audi Foundation

4 x $2,500 scholarships for 2020 study / Applications open July and close 30 December

How to apply – you will need to apply through your local foundation, they will assess your eligibilty and forward to the national office for review APPLY NOW

Available for any study related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) including apprenticeships, VET or university study;

Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program

The Australian Government is inviting applications via a targeted competitive process to apply for funding under the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program (the program).

Funding will be available to eligible regional show societies for the maintenance and upgrade of existing infrastructure and the building, purchase, rent or construction of new infrastructure related to the running of an agricultural show on regional showgrounds.

Outline

The Skillshare Education Grant being offered is funded by Foundation Broken Hill in conjunction with an endowment from Broken Hill Skillshare.  The Grants have been set up to enhance career opportunities for school leavers, those who are unemployed or retrenched, or who are working in a casual or part-time positions.

The objective of the grant program is to encourage a person to pursue a course of study in a field which will benefit their future job opportunities. The successful applicants will be those wishing to upgrade their skills or qualifications in the pursuit of paid employment.

Each grant provided will be on an individual basis to meet the requirements of the applicant. An annual grant (up to $5,000) will be offered prior to the commencement of the educational year.

The grant applicants will be assessed by a sub-committee panel and the decision of that selection panel will be final.

Applications close 31st January 

The Public Education Foundation’s Rural and Remote Indigenous Primary Scholarship supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in Australian public primary schools in a rural or remote area.

The intent of the scholarship is to allow students to engage, learn, strive, reach their full potential and excel through their primary school education.

The scholarship will provide financial support to help the student with resources and services relevant to improving their educational outcomes.  An amount of $1,000 per year will be paid to one successful applicant for each year of their primary schooling, for Years 2-6 (total amount $5,000), or Years 3-6 (total amount $4,000).

The scholarship is to cover educational expenses such as:

  • Uniforms and school shoes (including school sports clothing)
  • Literacy and/or numeracy support
  • Stationery and text books
  • Laptop, iPad or other similar device
  • Subject or study related software
  • Printer
  • Internet connection for study at home
  • School excursions and school camps
  • Furniture for study such as desk, chair, lamp etc
  • Face to face or online tutoring

If a student leaves public school before the end of primary school, the scholarship will lapse.  Any unspent monies at the end of the scholarship period must be refunded to the Public Education Foundation scholarship fund.

Before applying for this scholarship, please ensure that you read the scholarship terms and conditions available on our website at www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au/scholarship-awards-terms

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Call the Public Education Foundation on 02 7814 2806 or email us at info@publiceducationfoundation.org.au.

We also encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the Foundation and the work that we do – www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au

The Public Education Foundation’s Aboriginal Education Scholarship supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in NSW Public Schools to successfully complete their senior years of schooling.

The scholarship is supported by the Aboriginal Education Council, a charity established in 1963 to pioneer initiatives, establish innovative pilot projects, engage in research and encourage governments to provide programs and support which enables successful educational outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Two scholarships are available in 2020 – one for a male student and one for a female student. The scholarship will provide financial support of $1,000 per year in year 11 and year 12 for both students (total scholarship value is $2,000 per student).

The scholarship is to cover educational expenses such as:

  • Incidental fees (eg. Text book hiring, costs associated with a specialised subject etc)
  • Uniforms and school shoes (including school sports clothing)
  • Stationery and general office items and equipment
  • Text books
  • Laptop, iPad or other similar device
  • Subject or study related software
  • Printer
  • Internet connection for study at home
  • School excursions and school camps
  • Costs associated with work experience linked to VET subjects
  • Furniture for study such as desk, chair, lamp etc
  • Face to face or online tutoring

If a student leaves public school before the end of Year 12, the scholarship will lapse.  Any unspent monies at the end of the scholarship period must be refunded to the Public Education Foundation scholarship fund.

Before applying for this scholarship, please ensure that you read the scholarship terms and conditions.

BASIC ELIGIBILITY

  • Enrolled in a NSW public high school
  • Currently in Year 10 (2019)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident

FOFURTHER INFORMATION

Call the Public Education Foundation on 02 7814 2806 or email us at info@publiceducationfoundation.org.au.

We also encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the Foundation and the work that we do –

www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au

Closes: Ongoing
Value: Unspecified
Run By: ING
ING are looking to provide education scholarships for change makers working on an early-stage business that will create positive social impact through trade of a product or service.

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program – Guidelines

The objective of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program is to contribute to the development of a highly skilled and relevant Australian workforce that supports economic sustainability and competitiveness.

The Program contains a range of employer incentives and personal benefit payments to Australian Apprentices.

The Program links into the industries and occupations traditionally associated with the apprenticeship system.

In addition, the Program targets a broad range of traineeships and apprenticeships in new and emerging industries especially where future skills shortages are projected.

https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=5157B05B-DA65-E93F-A347E0465D88D221