Further Education Scholarships

CLOSED - Council provides scholarships to recognise and support students undertaking further education in the Shire.

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Funds available = up to $1000 each applicant ($5,000 in total)

  • Are you a 17-26-year-old who lives in the Bega Valley? 
  • Are you studying at University, TAFE or with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)?
  • Could you use some help paying for equipment, books, travel or other study related expenses? 



Further Education Scholarships are on offer for students aged between 17 and 26 years old, of up to $1000 each. 

The Further Education Scholarships provide an opportunity to recognise and assist students living in the Bega Valley Shire who are undertaking further education.

The scholarships aim to support the development of skills and abilities of students experiencing barriers to higher education in the Bega Valley.

In 2022-23 this grant is offered in partnership with the Mumbulla Community Foundation

Who can I speak to

Jayde Rankin
Grants Administration Officer
Bega Valley Shire Council
Phone: (02) 6499 2222
Email: grantsadmin@begavalley.nsw.gov.au


Funding Available

Up to $1000 each applicant ($5,000 total)



Overall grant program objectives

The scholarships aim to:

  • Support the development of skills and abilities of students experiencing barriers to higher education in the Bega Valley
  • Encourage more young people living in the Bega Valley Shire to pursue further education 
  • Raise the profile of young students
  • Promote further education options within the Bega Valley Shire
  • Retain students within the Bega Valley

Grant specific criteria/information

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicants must:

  • Live in the Bega Valley Shire
  • Be enrolled full time or part-time, including online study, with a University, TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) 
  • Be aged between 17 and 26 years old (excluding high school students)
  • Not be in receipt of any other scholarship
  • Identify how the grant funding will be of use, for example for equipment, books, travel or other study related expenses 
  • Describe key motivating factors and/or goals for undertaking study
  • Identify how the scholarship will break down financial or other barriers to achieving educational goals.

Relevant Strategic Plan

Community Strategic Plan

Our Economy

We have meaningful employment and learning opportunities for people at all stages in life.

  • B.3. Collaborate with education and industry partners to advocate for local education, training and learning opportunities that meet skills gaps in our key industry sectors.

  • B.4. Collaborate with partners to support education and employment pathways that help young people to thrive and stay in the Bega Valley Shire.




This grant is supported by the Mumbulla Community Foundation and the Bega Valley Shire Council.

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