Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

Tertiary Scholarships

Closing date:

16 March 2017

Contact Officer
Sarah Davis
Phone: 02 6499 2192
Email Sarah

Funds available = $5,000

Bega Valley Shire Council is offering seven (7) scholarships for local young people aged between 18 and 25 years studying in any field of endeavor:

  • Three scholarships of $1,000 are available for university students
  • Four scholarships of $500 are available for vocational education students

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

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 of vocational education

To be eligible for a scholarship the applicants must

  • Be aged between 18 to 25 years;
  • Reside within the Bega Valley Shire LGA;
  • Be enrolled in either a university or higher education course; and
  • Not be in receipt of any other scholarship 

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

  • 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
Applications open                        
Applications close                        
Assessment Committee Review                        
Report to Council                        
Advise applicants and complete agreements                        
Activity undertaken Funds need to be used within the 30 June 2017.
Activity reports / acquittals Acquittals are due by 30 June 2017.


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