Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council


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 7 annual Tertiary Scholarships. The Tertiary Scholarships are available to students 25 years or under (at the 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.

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

Community Grants Program: Information and Guidelines

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

  • Three scholarships of $1,000 are available for University students
  • Four scholarships of $500 are available for students in vocational study (includes registered training organisations and TAFE enrolments)

To be eligible for a scholarship the applicants must:

  • Be aged between 18 to 25 years at the time of submitting the application;
  • Reside within the Bega Valley Shire LGA;
  • Be enrolled in either a university or higher education course;
  • 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; and
  • Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate financial hardship.

People of diversity are encouraged to apply – including Aboriginal people, those of diverse gender and sexuality and people of all abilities.

Grant program timelines

Grant steps Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Applications open                        
Applications close                        
Assessment Committee Review                        
Report to Council                        
Advise applicants and complete agreements                        
Activity undertaken  
Activity reports / acquittals Not required


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