Up to $25,000 available to provide support to selected students
who otherwise, due to particular social or financial circumstances
would not have been able to undertake tertiary education.
Will be awarded to outstanding but disadvantaged students, usually
from rural or regional areas, who have been offered a full time
place at Uni or College.
for more information.
Ignite - AN ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE AGRI-FOOD
Ignite is an entrepreneur program that will enable young people (aged 18-30)
in the agri-food sector to develop the skills to establish and expand agri-enterprises
that are commercially and environmentally sustainable and innovative. The
program will consist of field trips, networking events, lectures and panel
discussions. Itís all about getting the skills, the contacts, the support
and advice to make existing businesses more sustainable and resilient in a
Expressions of interest to participate in the Ignite program will close on
18 February 2009. Successful applicants will have their first Ignite
professional development day in the week beginning 16 March 2009.
for more information.
Health Undergraduates Scholarships
The SA Rural Health Undergraduate Scholarships are
offered to full time students already studying or about to
commence an undergraduate degree in disciplines which will gain
employment within a rural health unit, for example, allied health,
medicine, nursing, dentistry, business management and aboriginal
Congratulations to 2007/08 receivers:
Tara Benc of Streaky Bay
Hilary Gillett of Elliston
Melinda Dickinson of Cummins
Emily Hookings of Port Lincoln
& to Jennifer Williams of Port Lincoln who received the Professor
Margaret Tobin SA Rural Postgraduate Mental Health Scholarship
Carrick Institute for Learning and
The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher
Education promotes and advances learning and teaching in
Australian higher education. The Grants Scheme contributes to the
Institutes responsibilities and objectives. Three competitive
grant programs are offered annually:
-Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
More info at
The Fullbright Program seek to promote and increase mutual
understanding between the people of the United States and
Australia through two way cultural and educational exchange.
Grants are awarded to Australian students, scholars and
professionals to study, teach, lecture and conduct research in the
US. The competition usually closes end August. Application
forms and further info at
Applications to study at the University at Oxford, through
Rhodes scholarships are generally accepted before September.
Application forms and instructions are available from the Adelaide
Graduate Centre. Any requests for copies of these documents should
be addressed to Ms Pamela Cook at
Uni SA scholarships
Go to www.unisa.edu.au
for information on scholarships and grants to assist you in your
studies at Uni SA.
University of Adelaide scholarships
www.adelaide.edu.au/scholarships for information on scholarships
and grants to assist you. It includes a scholarship to assist students
whose families have been financially affected by the drought. The
scholarship will provide an allowance of $5,000 to assist with
education/living costs for the first year of the studentís study at
the University of Adelaide.
Cowan Trust Scholarships
Regional & Rural students are encouraged to apply for
scholarships through the Cowan Trust for tertiary study. In 2006
two Port Lincoln students received these grants. Preference is
given to students who have to leave home to study in Adelaide
universities or TAFE and students do not need to be academically
bright but must show that they are capable of undertaking tertiary
study. Info is at
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
RYLA is a Rotary Club initiative designed for 18 to 25 years olds.
In the 2nd week of the April school holidays RYLA-a week long live-in
seminar, is held in Adelaide, usually somewhere in the beautiful
Adelaide Hills. The week is action packed, full of inspirational
guest speakers who talk about self esteem, values, personality, power
of the mind, team building, situational leadership, goal setting, time
management, public speaking, communication, debating and more.
Leadership skills are acquired throughout the week by way of games and
activities, instructed by the 5 mentors (who are all previous
awardees). You will meet many new people and make life long
friends. All food and accommodation is provided, and some travel
expenses will be reimbursed. Belinda Foureur and Abby King of
Port Lincoln attended the 2006 RYLA and found it to be a fantastic and
A similar program designed for 14-17 year olds called RYPEN is held
each year also, over a weekend, usually in April.
Contact your local Rotary Club to find out more. Go to
Commonwealth Learning Scholarships Program
This program was
introduced to assist students from low socio economic status
backgrounds and indigenous students, particularly those from
regional and remote areas, in their education costs
There are two scholarships- one for education costs and one for
Applicants need to direct their enquiries to the higher education
providers where they are studying or planning to study.
Go to www.dest.gov.au for
more details or contact your desired university.
Youth Leadership Program
Scholarships of up to
$15,000 per secondary students are available for tuition and
accommodation costs. For more info go to
or call (03) 9670 5436.
Scholarship program (run by
SA Farmers Federation) Up to $4,000 for rural students wanting to
study at secondary or uni. Details
from SAFF Administration
08 8410 7233. Applications close annually in November.
Churchill Memorial Trust
Are you wondering what is
the Churchill Memorial Trust is?? Well it's a scholarship
program run every year to send Australians (over the age of 18)
overseas for 8 weeks to investigate topics that will benefit Australia
and add to Australia's knowledge base. For more details visit
www.churchilltrust.com.au Current round open for
applications closes 27th February 2009.
Memorial Trust - TAFE STUDY AWARDS
The Trust promotes, encourages
and finances research and development of projects relating to the
primary, secondary, tertiary and mining industries which will be of
practical use and benefit to South Australians. Two three-year
scholarships to the value of $36,000 are on offer to full time post
graduate research students in any of the above disciplines.
The Trust also gives 2 TAFE Study
Awards worth $2,000 each to students studying at TAFE who have
demonstrated commitment to the horticulture or aquaculture industries,
have a high level of skills and have evidence of initiative and
If you would like
further information about the Awards contact the Trust on 08 8226
0903 or visit their website
State Government Country Teaching Scholarships
This scholarship assists country students to train as teachers and
then return to the country to teach. The Government has awarded
people Teaching Scholarships from Eyre Peninsula areas
Ceduna, Cowell, Cummins, Elliston, Lock,
$2,500 per year up to a maximum of $10,000 will be available for
students to use while studying a teacher education program full time
at a tertiary institution in South Australia.
information contact the Country Teaching Scholarships Office on (08)
8226 3361. Or visit
www.schools.sa.gov.au/schlstudents/ and click on the Country
Student Teachers link on the left had side menu.
Calling all young farmers!! Would you like to gain some $$$ to go on
a study tour or for a study course or even a project that you have in
mind? Then why not apply for the Peter Olsen Fellowship. This
fellowship honours the lives of Eyre Peninsula couple Peter and Wendy
Guidelines and application forms are available from
or by phoning 1800
Rural Australian Medical Undergraduate
Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme - This scheme offers HECS reimbursement
for medical graduates in return for time spent working in rural areas.
For more information phone 1800 460 440, email
The Don Hawke
Memorial Scholarship is available to RURAL STUDENTS
studying at the University of SA. Up to $25,000 a year for the
full length of the course is available which can be used to cover
fees, accommodation, living expenses and other incidental study costs.
For a criteria list and more info email
For other scholarships visit
Bursary to provide $$$ for children of Vietnam Veterans at Uni or TAFE
This bursary is open to anyone up to the age of 25 who are
planning to enrol for their first year of full time tertiary study.
30 packages are available providing $6,000 per year of study at either
University or TAFE.
Applications will be open in August and will close in October.
For more information contact 1800 620 361
The Rural Allied Health
Undergraduate Scholarship [RAHUS] Scheme
The goal of the Scheme is to increase the number of
students who grew up in rural and remote areas of Australia, who
enter and complete allied health or oral health undergraduate or
graduate entry tertiary studies.
Scholarship holders will receive $10,000 each year during their
entry level allied health or oral health professional studies.
These funds assist scholars to cover the costs of moving from
their homes and support structure in the country and settling to
university study and living in the city.
http://www.sarrah.org.au or contact 1800 338 061
Going to University next year??
The Wyatt Benevolent Institution Inc is offering scholarships for
South Australian country based students aged under 25 who are
required to live away from home while undertaking a first time
course of undergraduate study at one of South Australia's
$3,000 per year will be provided for the duration of the
successful student's course, subject to reviews of academic
Contact the University of your choice for an application form
Flinders University: (08) 8201 3115
Adelaide University: (08) 8303 3506
University of SA: (08) 8302
OR download from
(08) 8224 0074
AFS + Rotary
Student Exchange Programs
Are you, your friends or someone you know ready for a once in a
lifetime experience?? You would be crazy not to find out more for
the chance to live and experience a different culture. So go
on, find out more and APPLY NOW!
Visit the following websites for more information:
AFS Intercultural Programs:
STS High School Foundation:
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Cowell Electric on the Eyre Peninsula has established a tertiary
scholarship to assist students from the Eyre Peninsula and outback
South Australia. Cowell Electric will provide $1000 a year to
successful applicants, payable at the successful completion of the
yearís studies as well as a paid six-week work placement during
The emphasis will
be on students undertaking engineering, accountancy, business
management or marketing courses last two or more years.
Why not check out
the Cowell Electric Supply website
to find out more about the company and how you can get a
Rural Scholarship, or call the Head Office in Cowell (08) 8629 2136.
The Royal College of Nursing Australia provides scholarships for
people wishing to undertake an entry to practice undergraduate
nursing. Scholarships will be available for the next academic year and
can be used for undergraduate through to higher degree levels of
study. They must have a principle home address in an identified
Australian regional, remote or rural area.
www.rcna.org.au or email
or by free call 1800 117 262
||The State Government Rural Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme is funded
by the Department of Human Services. The scholarship provides the
students from regional areas with $5,000 a year for up to three years,
provided they are commit to working in their local community once they
For further details check out the Department of Human Services website
|The Polo Ralph Lauren Rural Nurses Scholarship Scheme involves the iSOURCE NATIONAL BREAST CANCER CENTRE who has launched a new national
initiative that offers scholarships to country nurses.
The program provides opportunities to nurses living in rural and
remote areas to improve their skills and knowledge in the clinical and
supportive care of women with breast cancer. Selection is on a
competitive basis using specified criteria.
For more information on upcoming rounds of funding or an application
form, contact Danielle Campbell on (02) 9334 1700, fax (02) 9326 9329,
or email: email@example.com
Premier's Carnegie Technology
Scholarships are being offered through the Adelaide Institute of
TAFE Information Technology Studies Unit to assist 100 full time
students each year with the first priority on 50 of the scholarships
given to people of low income who meet the course criteria.
Scholarships are worth $11,500 each and preference is given to South
application forms and more information visit
www.cte.ait.sa.edu.au or call the AIT Information Technology
Studies on 8207 8350.
Youth Art Scholarships
Grants are available to young artists through Youth Arts Scholarships. Applications are invited from people under 26 years of
Ruth Track Scholarship ($12,500) is to assist a young South Australian
furthering their training and development in the visual arts,
including sculpture, crafts and design. This was established in 1994
to honour Ms Tuckís work as a distinguished painter and teacher.
Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship ($12,500) is to assist a young South
Australianís training and development in the performing arts,
including music. This scholarship was established in 1994 in honour of
Dame Rubyís lifelong commitment to encouraging young peopleís
participation in the arts. Applications are called for once a year and
close in the middle of the year for scholarships to be taken in the
The Independent Arts Foundation Literature Scholarship ($6,500) and
the Colin Thiele Literature Scholarship ($6,500) were
established in 1996 to assist young South Australian writers in
furthering their professional development through training and
research activities, including travel.
Scholarships are administered by the South Australian Youth Arts
For more information, guidelines and application forms contact:
South Australian Youth Arts Board
11 Jeffcott Street
NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006
Phone: (08) 8361 9777