TAFE Western is committed to creating education and training opportunities and offers a number of scholarships to assist people who may be experiencing barriers to their learning.

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 are offered to eligible students studying at TAFE Western:

Margaret Ida Howie Scholarships

The Aboriginal Education Council (NSW) is offering the Margaret Ida Howie Scholarship to women on an annual basis. 

Ten  assistance awards of $1000 open to students enrolled at university, TAFE or in a bridging program.

Applications close 31 May 2015. Further information can be obtained from our website

Apply Margaret Ida Howie Scholarship Application

Macquarie Credit Union TAFE Western Scholarship

TAFE Western students from Dubbo and surrounding areas are invited to apply for Macquarie Credit Union Scholarship.

The scholarship program will provide ten TAFE Western students from Dubbo, and surrounding area, with $1000 each that can 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.

Applications open 9 June 2015.

Applications close 30 June 2015.

Macquarie Credit Union Scholarship Application Form

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 one year trial scholarship program funded by Family and Community Services and delivered by The Smith Family. The project 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.

BBM Youth Scholarships and BBM Aboriginal Youth Scholarship

These scholarships for varying amounts (usually under between $100 and $1,000) are available at any time for TAFE Western students aged 15 to 23 years and who are facing financial barriers to completing their study. Click here for more information.

 Peter Althofer Award

The Award has been initiated to honour the contribution that Peter Althofer made to the Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum. It is to serve as 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:

Mick Young Scholarships

TAFE Western also offers the ‘Mick Young Scholarships’ to assist TAFE Western students who live in Condobolin, Forbes, or Parkes. Scholarship amounts vary according to the applicant’s circumstances.

Launching 2015.

Click here to see some frequently asked questions.

For more information about scholarships available for TAFE Western students please click on the links above or contact the TAFE Western Scholarhsip Coordinator on (02) 6393 5949 or by email.