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Scholarship Opportunities

External Scholarship Opportunities

Public Education Foundation

A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing life-changing scholarships to young people in public education and enhancing the value and reputation of public schools. Helping students achieve their full potential and support teaching and learning excellence in the public education system through scholarships for all age groups and circumstances.

Youth Development Scholarships 2022

Studying in Year 10, 11 or 12 in NSW at one of the following in 2022:

  • a NSW high school or equivalent at a TAFE college including Pathways
  • home schooled
  • doing a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship

You must also be either a social housing client or living in out-of-home-care, this can include:

  • living in public housing, including Aboriginal housing
  • being on the NSW Housing Register (wait list)
  • receiving private rental assistance from DCJ (not Centrelink)
  • receiving a Rent Choice product
  • living in community housing/Aboriginal community housing
  • living in housing provided by a Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • living in supported accommodation
  • living in out-of-home care

Harding Miller Scholarships for Girls

The Harding Miller Education Foundation is a registered charity in Australia, recognised as a Public Benevolent Institution advancing the cause of education. We give our scholars the tools, resources, experiences and support they need to learn on a level playing field with their more financially advantaged peers.

Premier’s ANZAC Memorial Scholarships
Opportunities for selected secondary students to visit significant overseas sites associated with Australia’s participation in wars, who will be in Years 10 or 11 at the time of travel.

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Students
Scholarships are awarded to HSC students to study to be primary and high school teachers.

Gallipoli Scholarships
Four scholarships are awarded each year to descendants of WWI and WWII veterans to help finance the first year of a degree course in NSW or ACT University.

United World College Scholarships
These are available to students in Years 11 and 12 to enable young people to spend two years in one of the United World College’s 12 overseas campuses.

Teaching Scholarships
Up to 300 scholarships are available for talented students to train as teachers in secondary maths, science (physics) or English, and in special education.

NSW School Nanga Mai Awards

These awards are presented to Aboriginal students, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff, school regions, schools and community members across several categories. They highlight and celebrate excellence and achievement in Aboriginal education in NSW Public Schools.

Premier’s Reading Challenge
This popular challenge encourages students from Kindergarten to Year 9 to develop a love of reading and plays an important role in developing literacy.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides an internationally recognised, self-development program for 14–25-year-olds. The program equips young people with the opportunity to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities.

Australian Student Prize
Excellence and achievement in high school is recognised by this Commonwealth government award.

Medical and Health Careers
The NSW Rural Doctors Network offers scholarships for students interested in having rural experience as part of their studies.