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TAFE Western Student Scholarships are offered on a semester basis for continuing full time and part time students. The scholarships are available to assist with fees and related study expenses.
The following scholarships for financial assistance are offered to eligible students studying at TAFE Western are now open;
- BBM (formerly Big Brother Movement) Youth Scholarship
- Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme
- Aboriginal Enrolled Nursing Scholarship
- Aged Care Education and Training Incentive (ACETI) Programme
- Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust
- Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples Education Fund
- Redkite Education and Career Support Grants
- The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship
- Vision Australia Further Education Bursary
- Mick Young Scholarships
- Aim for the Stars Grant
- Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship
- Macquarie Credit Union Scholarship
- Margaret Ida Howie Scholarships
- FACS Housing NSW Grants by The Smith Family
- Peter Althofer Award
- NSW Youth Scholarships
For help applying contact the Scholarship Coordinator or phone 02 6393 5940.
BBM Youth Scholarships and BBM Aboriginal Youth Scholarship
These scholarships are usually for between $100 and $1,000 and are available at any time for TAFE Western students aged 15 to 23 years and who are facing financial barriers to completing their study. Find out more
Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme
Available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are studying a course in ATSI health work, allied health, dentistry/oral health (excluding dental assistants), medicine, midwifery or nursing. Enrolled or intending to enrol in an entry level health related course (Certificate IV and above).
Applications available on the ACN website.
Aboriginal Enrolled Nursing Scholarship
The scholarship is provided by NSW Health to Aboriginal enrolled nurses who undertake post-enrolment studies relating to their nursing role. Each scholarship is up to $1,000.
Applications available on the Health NSW website.
Aged Care Education and Training Incentive (ACETI) Programme
The Aged Care Education and Training Incentive (ACETI) Programme provides incentive payments to eligible aged care workers who undertake further studies to enhance their career as a personal care worker, an enrolled nurse or a registered nurse
Applications available on the DSS website.
Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust
Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity helping the children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women to a better future through higher education. It offers a number of scholarships to eligible applicants who are enrolled or planning to enrol in a full time undergraduate tertiary course at a uni or TAFE.
Applications available on the AVCAT website.
Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples Education Fund
The fund has been set up by Frank Hall-Bentick and his family and friends. The scholarship aims to provide assistance to people with disabilities of any age living in Australia to access formal and informal education. The fund is looking to distribute small six monthly grants of up to $2,500 to assist people with disabilities to continue their learning.
Applications available on the ADIPEF website.
Redkite Education and Career Support Grants
Applications for our 2015 Dare to Dream Scholarship and Grant program will open on June 1
Redkite's Education and Career Support Grants aim to help children and young people who have experienced cancer reach their study and work goals.
Applications available on the Redkite website.
The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship
The Pinnacle Foundation has been established to provide scholarships to high-potential young people of diverse genders and sexualities (LGBTIQ) who can't afford to pay for their education. The Foundation also provides each scholarship recipient with a mentor experienced in the student's field of study.
Applications available on the Pinnacle Foundation website
Vision Australia Further Education Bursary
The Vision Australia Further Education Bursary provides people who are blind or have low vision with adaptive technology to help ensure that they can fully participate and succeed in further education.
Applications available on the Vision Australia website.
Mick Young Scholarships - Applications for 2016 open in November 2015
A Mick Young Scholarship can help prospective and existing students in financial need $500 - $1,000.
Mick Young Scholarships are available for students who are thinking of studying at TAFE Western, or who are already studying at TAFE Western and who can demonstrate financial hardship and motivation to complete a TAFE qualification. The scholarship can go towards expenses such as textbooks, equipment, transport and course fees. Scholarship funds are provided to successful applicants in a one-off payment.
Are you eligible?
To be a recipient of a Mick Young Scholarship you must:
- be committed to succeed in your studies and your career
- be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage and your motivation and commitment to further education and improving life circumstances
- be able to prove you would not be able to succeed in your studies without financial assistance
- be a full time or part time student, or a prospective student intending to enrol, or already enrolled, at a TAFE Institute or the TAFE Division of a dual-sector public university in a nationally recognised course listed on www.training.gov.au
- complete the Application Form in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
Note: Scholarships are competitive as there is a limited number available. The scholarship is not available to international students
Apply now using the Mick Young Scholarship application form. Applications close 8 May 2015.
Aim for the Stars Grant
Provides grants to Australian females aged 12 years and above to achieve goals in their field of choice. Grants of $4,000 are provided to hard-working females who are committed to pursuing their passion and who need financial support.
Applications available on the Aim for the Stars website
Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship
The Endeavour VET scholarship is internationally competitive and merit-based. It provides financial support for non-Australians to undertake vocational education at a Dip, Adv Dip or Associate Degree level in any field in Australia for up to two and a half years. All recipients will receive travel allowance, establishment allowance, monthly stipend, health insurance, travel insurance and tuition fee.
Applications available on the AEI website.
Macquarie Credit Union TAFE Western Scholarship - Apply now for second semester
TAFE Western students from Dubbo and surrounding areas can apply for Macquarie Credit Union Scholarship.
The scholarship program will provide ten TAFE Western students with $1000 to be used for costs associated with their training - fees and learning resources.
For more information about the Macquarie Credit Union’s TAFE Western scholarship, visit your local TAFE College or complete the application form.
Apply now using the Macquarie Credit Union Scholarship form. Applications close 30 June 2015.
Margaret Ida Howie Scholarships - Apply now
The Aboriginal Education Council (NSW) is offering ten Margaret Ida Howie Scholarships of $1000 to women enrolled at university, TAFE or in a bridging program.
Further information can be obtained from www.aec.org.au
Apply now using the Margaret Ida Howie Scholarship Application form. Applications close 31 May 2015.
FACS Housing NSW Grants by The Smith Family
FACS Housing $5,000 Grants for Graduation Scholarships for students currently living in have lived or are eligible for social housing.
Grants for Graduation is a scholarship program funded by Family and Community Services and delivered by The Smith Family and aims to assist young people from social housing, and those on the housing register (waiting list), or in crisis accommodation, to undertake tertiary education. Read the eligibility criteria and complete the application form.
Peter Althofer Award
The Peter Althofer Award is in honour of the contribution that Peter Althofer made to the Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum, is a reminder of his legacy, with the purpose of assisting people who have a strong interest in Australian flora.
To be eligible for the award you must be undertaking a plant related course which will lead to a Certificate or Diploma or studying in a particular field which is native plant related. The amount available to be awarded is $1,000.
Applications close on 31 October each year. More information about the Peter McDowell Althofer Award
NSW Youth Scholarships
Scholarships are aimed to encourage and support young social housing residents to complete their higher school certificate or TAFE equivalent.
Application forms are available on the Housing NSW website: www.housing.nsw.gov.au.