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Further Education Scholarships

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Further Education Scholarships

Applications open
in February

Contact Officer
Peter Cross
Phone: 02 6499 2201
Email Peter

Funds available = $5,000

In recognition of the importance of further education, Bega Valley Shire Council will award 5 annual Further Education Scholarships. The Further Educatin Scholarships are available to students aged between 17 and 26 years enrolled in full or part-time, including online study with a University, TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) (excluding secondary students) and living in the Bega Valley and experiencing financial hardship. The study model will vary and include on campus, online or apprenticeship type study which can involve travelling to other locations outside of the Bega Valley Shire.

The scholarships aim to support the local development of skills and abilities of young people experiencing barriers to higher education. The scholarships also aim to promote both the educational opportunities in the Shire and the far reaching social, environmental and economic benefits.


Grant Guidelines

Background

The Further Education Scholarships (previously named Tertiary Scholarships) provide the Bega Valley Shire Council an opportunity to recognise and support young people living in the Bega Valley Shire who are undertaking further education. Assisting in the development of skills and abilities of local young students can have far reaching economic and social benefits for the Shire. The Scholarships will raise the profile of successful young students and encourage more young people living in the Bega Valley Shire to pursue further education.

In recognition of the importance of further education, Council will award 5 Annual Further Education Scholarships. The Further Education Scholarships are available to students aged 17 to 26 years or under (at time of submitting application), studying full or part-time and living in the Bega Valley. The study model will vary and include on campus, online or apprenticeship type study which can involve travelling to other locations outside of the Bega Valley Shire.

Scholarships being awarded are:

  • 5 x $1,000 scholarships for University Students in the Bega Valley Shire or Vocational study (includes registered training organisations and TAFE enrolments).

Relevant strategic plans

Community Strategic Plan

Employment and Learning Opportunities – Outcome 2

  • Goal 4 - We have meaningful employment and learning opportunities for all people in all stages of life.
  • Strategy 8 - Collaborate with partners and advocate for the development of local education, training and lifelong learning opportunities.

Overall grant program objectives

  • Retention of young people in the Bega Valley Shire
  • To raise the profile of young students

To promote further education options for young people in the Bega Valley Shire.

Grant specific criteria/information

  • 5 x $1,000 scholarships for University or Vocational study (includes registered training organisations and TAFE enrolments).

To be eligible for a scholarship the applicants must:

  • Be aged between 17 to 26 years at time of submitting application;
  • Reside within the Bega Valley Shire LGA;
  • Be enrolled in either a university or vocational course, full or part-time ; and
  • Not be in receipt of any other scholarship. 
  • Identify key purpose(s) or use of grant money; for example travel or books
  • Describe key motivating factor(s) and/or goal(s) for undertaking study.
  • Identify up to two key challenges they have had or will overcome whilst studying
  • Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate financial hardship

Grant program timelines

  • The program is available all year around, subject to available funds.
Grant steps Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Advertise                        
Applications open                        
Applications close                        
Assessment Committee Review                        
Advise applicants and complete agreements                        
Activity undertaken  
Activity reports / acquittals Not required

 

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