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Postgraduate scholarships and grants from external organisations

(Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award)

The information on this webpage lists scholarship and grant opportunities provided by organisations external to UniSA. UniSA does not endorse nor guarantee the accuracy or validity of the information on this page or any linked pages or sites.

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External scholarships are sponsored by industry, government, community, business and private donors. Eligibility criteria and scholarship benefits differ for each scholarship.


Scholarship for indigenous studentsAboriginal Country Teaching Scholarships

The Aboriginal Teaching Scholarship provides financial support up to the value of $10,000 for Aboriginal university students while studying a teacher education program and guarantees permanent employment within DECS at the completion of their teaching degree.

Value: up to the value of $10,000

Closing date: please refer to website

For more information contact:
Tel: (08) 8226 4370
Email: DECSStrategicRecruitment@sa.gov.au
Web: Department of Education and Children's Services


The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize

The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize is awarded to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles. The Art Prize is intended to encourage, support and advance classical training of emerging artists (in their early to mid-career) at any stage of life, who are pursuing the study and practice of traditional art and who desire to study the works of old masters.

There are three categories for the Art Prize.

  1. Major Award for a travelling scholarship - $50,000
  2. AME Bale Art Prize in the medium of oils and/or acrylics - $5,000
  3. AME Bale Art Prize for works on paper - $5,000

A.M.E. Bale was born in Melbourne in 1875 and studied art under Frederick McCubbin and L Bernard Hall at the National Gallery Art School in Melbourne. She developed a reputation as a fine artist who distinguished herself particularly as one of Australia's pre-eminent flower and still life painters of the early 20th Century. She established the A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize through her will to support Australian artists in perpetuity.

The judging panel is comprised through the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society who provide expert assistance to the trustee, Perpetual Trustees Victoria Ltd, in judging the award, taking into consideration the implementation of both the spirit and letter of Miss Bale's will.

For more information contact: 
Tel: (03) 9524 3402
Web: www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/Bale


Scholarship for commencing/new studentsAnne Wexler Australian-American Public Policy Scholarships

The Anne Wexler Scholarships are part of the Australian Government's Australia Awards Program and are funded through the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DIICCSRTE) and administered by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.

Valued at up to $A140,000, this scholarship supports up to two years of study or research in the United States.  

Two Wexler Scholarships will be awarded annually. One for an Australian citizen to enrol in a U.S. Masters degree program in Public Policy and one for an American (US) citizen to enrol in an Australian Masters program in Public Policy.

For more information and applications see website or call 02 6260 4460


Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships

Aqua Vista Glass is a business built to keep children safe around pools.

Every year we advise on and install thousands of pool fences to ensure that young children can't swim without supervision.

We recognise that an even more important part of keeping children safe in and around water is teaching them to swim.

The teachers of tomorrow will therefore play a critical role in keeping our children safe around water.

Our directors have long histories as the beneficiaries and providers of education, and wish to recognise and support education students - our future teachers - particularly those with a focus on teaching physical education.

Each semester we are offering 5 scholarships of $2,000 to students throughout Australia studying an education degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) with a focus on physical education.

The directors of Aqua Vista Glass will assess applications based on a range of factors including each candidate's:

Students are only eligible to receive one scholarship. Successful applicants will not be considered for future Aqua Vista Glass scholarships.

To apply for the scholarship please visit the website.

Closing date: please refer to the website

For more information contact:
Aqua Vista Glass
Email: info@aquavistaglass.com.au
Web: Aqua Vista Glass


Australia Awards - Endeavour Awards

The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to do the same abroad.

The Endeavour Awards aim to:

The Endeavour Awards are part of the Australia Awards initiative which brings together, under a single recognisable brand, the Endeavour Awards administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Development Awards administered by the Australian Agency for International Development.

Please visit the website to apply.

For more information contact:
Website: Endeavour Awards
Email: endeavour.awards@deewr.gov.au


Scholarship for new studentsScholarship for indigenous studentsScholarship for continuing studentsThe Australian Federation of University Women - South Australia Inc (AFUW-SA Inc) Trust Fund

The AFUW-SA Inc provide bursaries funded by the proceeds from their academic dress hire service, kindly staffed on a voluntary basis by members of AFUW-SA Inc and friends.

Please visit the website for the scholarships that are currently open for application: AFUW-SA Inc

Application forms are available from the AFUW website from October to February inclusive.

All Bursaries are envisaged primarily as short term aids and must be used within twelve months of the date of award.

Closing date: please refer to website

For more information contact:


Scholarship for new studentsScholarship for continuing studentsAustralian German Association/Goethe Institut Educational Development Fellowship

The annual award is available to Australian citizens only. The candidate should have excellent academic tertiary qualifications and the prospect of a promising career in business, law, science, political studies or arts. The Fellowship includes a German language course of eight weeks and a four week period researching a topic of particular interest to the awardee in Germany. The candidate must have a good working knowledge of the German language and is expected to prepare a report on his/her return and address members of the Australian/German Association on the topic that has been researched.

The program provides for:

For more information and application dates please contact:
Irene Zeitler
Tel: (03) 9288 1581
Email: Irene.zeitler@freehills.com
Web: Australian German Association Fellowship


Scholarship for rural/isolated studentsScholarship for continuing studentsAustralian Government Funded Nursing Scholarship Schemes

Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA) acts as the fund administrator for a number of nursing scholarships funded through the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.  

RCNA offers the following:

Please refer to the RCNA website for further information and application dates:
Email: scholarships@rcna.org.au
Tel: 1800 117 262 (freecall) for more information
Web: Royal College of Nursing Scholarships


Australian Government-Rio Tinto NTRB scholarships

Rio Tinto and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) are again offering two scholarships to lawyers currently working, or interested in working at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) or Native Title Service Providers (NTSPs).

Successful candidates will undertake a one year Master of Laws (LLM) in Mineral Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee, and must commit to work within an NTRB or NTSP for a minimum period of two years upon their return.

The total value of the scholarship is approximately AU$50,000 and covers the following expenses/allowances:

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, and normally reside in Australia. Please note that there is no age
restriction for applicants.

PM&C provides an additional AU$15,000 towards the living expenses of those recipients of the scholarship who are working within the NTRB system at the time they receive the scholarship.

Information and online application please visit website.

Value: $50,000 approximately

Further information contact:
Email: ntrbscholarships@auroraproject.com.au
Web: http://www.auroraproject.com.au/AGRTscholarships


Bendi Lango bursary

Established by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) to support Indigenous postgraduate psychology students in difficult financial circumstances. Each bursary of financial assistance is valued at $15,000 per annum during the time that the applicant is in full-time study (or $7500 per part-time year) in either a Masters coursework degree (MPsych) or professional Doctorate (DPsych or PsychD).

Since 2006 the APS has assisted six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate psychology students facing financial hardship, initially with funds raised from the Bendi Lango series of art exhibitions organised by former President Amanda Gordon. In 2011, this initiative was formalised as a fund for tax-deductible donations. These member donations have exceeded $30,000 in both 2011 and 2012, providing strong endorsement for the Indigenous Education and Employment component of the APS Reconciliation Action Plan.

The establishment of the bursary is one response to the need to boost the growth in the numbers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander psychologists.

Closing date: please refer to the website

Application details, including the application form, are available at http://www.psychology.org.au/bendilango/ or by emailing science@psychology.org.au


Brian Gray Scholarship Program

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Reserve Bank of Australia continue to support the Brian Gray Scholarship program in memory of Brian Gray, who died on 24 August 2001 while serving as Executive General Manager of APRA's Policy, Research and Consulting Division.

The Brian Gray Scholarship program funds four scholarships annually, to the value of $12,500 each. The scholarship purpose is to support students who intend to focus full time on their studies and research. As part of the scholarship, students will devote a substantial amount of time to an agreed research topic, benefiting from access to APRA expertise and data.

The scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents undertaking full time study at Australian universities. There is a preference to award these scholarships to honours students in their final undergraduate year however students undertaking an academic Masters degree with a research focus will also be considered. Applicants will need to be undertaking research in a field relevant to prudential supervision. This may include research on the economics of regulation as well as banking, insurance and superannuation, particularly the prudential supervision and financial soundness of these industries, or econometric and statistical studies using APRA's databases.

For further information and to submit applications please visit website (via the 'Careers' link on the left side of the web page).
Previous scholarship research papers are also available on the APRA website

Value: $12,500 each

For more information contact:
Sheree Brodie
Closing date: please refer to the website


British Council - UK Scholarships

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. They are currently offering scholarships and awards to talented young Australians.

For full details on all scholarships and awards listed, visit British Council.

Closing date: please refer to website

For more information contact:
Simon Naisbitt
Scholarships Manager
British Council
Tel: (02) 9362 6715
Fax: (02) 9327 4868
Email: Simon.Naisbitt@britishcouncil.org.au


Bushfire CRC Postgraduate Research Scholarships

The Bushfire CRC is calling for outstanding postgraduate students to be part of a dynamic national bushfire research program for safer communities and ecological sustainability, investigating areas such as fire behaviour, management of fire in the landscape, and social and economic aspects of bushfire.

We seek students with strong academic records and relevant experience who are keenly interested in pursuing a PhD with a view to researching key issues for fire and land management agencies around Australia and New Zealand.

The Bushfire CRC is offering outstanding postgraduate students access to:

Expressions of Interest are invited from students interested in undertaking Masters of PhD studies with backgrounds in science, psychology, social science, botany, ecology, geography, IT, economics, engineering and health sciences.

Value: $28,000 per annum

For further information and to apply please visit the website: www.bushfirecrc.com/education/research-students


Cambridge Australia Scholarships

Cambridge Australia Scholarships Limited, ACN 146 517 366, formerly known as the Cambridge Australia Trust (CAT), is a not-for-profit organisation. It provides scholarships for outstanding Australian graduates to undertake Masters and Ph.D studies at the University of Cambridge, England.
In collaboration with the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Cambridge Australia Scholarships awards up to ten Ph.D scholarships and a number of Masters degree half-scholarships each year.

Successful Cambridge Australia scholars, once they have completed their degrees at Cambridge, are known as Fellows of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. This international network of scholars and Cambridge alumni encompasses all countries supported by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.

Around 1000 Australians have been supported by the Cambridge Australia Scholarships (and its predecessor organisation) since establishment in the 1980s.

Cambridge Australia Scholarships website: www.cambridgeaustralia.org.au

For more information contact:
Cambridge Australia Scholarships Ltd.
C/-Ormond College, The University of Melbourne
49 College Crescent,
Parkville Vic 3052
Tel: (03) 9344 1144
Email: cambridge@ormond.unimelb.edu.au
Web: www.cambridgeaustralia.org.au


The Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders

Since 2007, the Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders has been held in recognition of the contribution made by the former McDonald's Corporation CEO, Charlie Bell. The scholarship recognises Charlie's commitment towards ongoing learning and education. The Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders rewards up to three successful applicants with a contribution of up to $15,000 towards their 2013 tuition fees for a designated field of undergraduate or post graduate study.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

For more information:
Please visit website: https://www.mcdonalds.com.au


The Charlie Perkins Indigenous Scholarships

Each year the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust offers two Scholarships for Indigenous postgraduates to study for up to three years at either Cambridge or Oxford universities.

To be considered for the Scholarship, applicants must have applied for a course at Cambridge and/or Oxford. Applicants must also submit:

Before contacting the Trust, please visit the Perkins Trust website www.perkinstrust.com.au for more detail about the required documents.

For further details on how to apply, please go to the Charlie Perkins Trust website at: www.perkinstrust.com.au

Please note that applications will close at 5pm AEST on Thursday 31 October 2013. The Charlie Perkins Scholarships will only be awarded to students who are accepted to study at either Cambridge or Oxford. In most instances, this will require a First Class Honours degree or a very strong Second Class Honours degree.

For more information contact:
Richard Potok
Tel: (02) 9310 8400
Email: richard.potok@auroraproject.com.au


Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwifes (CATSINaM) Scholarships

If you are studying to become a nurse or midwife, then you might consider applying for a scholarship to help you through your studies.

There are different types of scholarships. Some offer assistance with education-related expenses and living costs. Others might offer an opportunity to attend a course-related conference. But all scholarships offer support to help you with your studies.

You might also come across the term 'bursary'. This is usually a sum of money given to a student based on financial need or academic achievement.

If you are applying for a scholarship, it's very important to understand exactly what is being offered to you, and what is expected from you. For example, you may have to work for a particular employer for a specific period of time once you have finished your studies. Make sure you read the 'fine print' and ask questions about the scholarship so that you know what all of the conditions and requirements will be before you apply.

Please visit the website for full listing of Scholarships available (scroll towards the bottom of the web page).

For more information contact:
Email: catsinam@catsinam.org.au


Country Health SA Local Health Network Scholarships

Country Health SA Scholarships (CHSA) scholarships help support rural students and employees undertake their tertiary studies and also provide undergraduate recipients with an opportunity to work for CHSA upon successful completion of their studies.

If you would like further information about the scholarships CHSA offers or would like to apply for a CHSA Scholarship please visit the CHSA scholarship website.

Closing date: please refer to website

For more information contact:
Country Health SA Scholarship Coordinator
Tel: (08) 8842 6549
Email: countryscholarships@health.sa.gov.au
Web: www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au/Scholarships.aspx 


Scholarship for rural/isolated studentsScholarship for new studentsScholarship for continuing studentsCountry Teaching Scholarships

A number of scholarships of $2,500 per annum, up to a maximum of $10,000, are available to eligible teacher education students from a tertiary institution in South Australia. These scholarships are available to year 12 school leavers, mature aged entrants, current undergraduates who are in a teacher education program full-time at a tertiary institution in South Australia, or graduate students with an appropriate degree who have applied, or intend to apply, to complete a postgraduate teacher education program at a tertiary institution in South Australia. Scholarship holders will be expected to complete their teacher education program and commence teaching in a DECS country school the year following their graduation.

Closing date: please refer to website

Value: $2,500 per annum up to a maximum of $10,000

For more information contact:
Project Manager
Graduate Recruitment and Pre Service Preparation:
Tel: (08) 8226 4085
Fax: (08) 8226 4200
Email: decs.workforceplanning@saugov.sa.gov.au
Web: Department of Education and Children's Services Scholarships


Scholarship for continuing studentsCSIRO ATNF Summer Vacation Program

CSIRO summer vacation scholarships are available at the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) for graduate and undergraduate students who have completed undergraduate courses of three years or more in astronomy, physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, electrical engineering, or closely related subjects. The Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) is the premier radio astronomical facility in Australia and operates world-class radio astronomy observatories at Parkes and Narrabri, with headquarters in Sydney. Research projects offered for the 2005/2006 summer vacation program will be in the areas of astronomy, computing, signal processing and engineering. Placements may be either in Sydney, or at one of the observatories at Parkes or Narrabri.

Scholarships will be available for 10 to 12 working weeks. The program includes a 10 week core period. All students are expected to be present in Sydney at the start of the program and to be available to work between these dates. The stipend is $480 a week. Each student will undertake a research project under the supervision of a research engineer or scientist. The program also includes an observing trip of several days at the Narrabri Observatory where students will work in small teams and use the radio telescope to take observations for their own projects. Students will be selected according to their interests and the project needs of the supervisor taking into account academic merit and referees' statements.

Accommodation costs are paid for by the students. We can arrange reasonably priced accommodation for students working in Sydney. The ATNF headquarters is located at the Radiophysics Laboratory in Marsfield, 20 km north-west of the city centre and close to Macquarie University. Students placed at an observatory can be provided with on-site accommodation. Students from outside Australia will receive a contribution of $500 towards travel expenses to Australia. Australian students living outside Sydney will be given the cost of an economy rail fare, or cheapest available airfare, to and from their nearest capital city. Students at Parkes or Narrabri will receive some assistance for travel to and from Sydney during the program.

Applications must include:

Value: Stipend of $480 per week (10-12 working weeks), and assistance with travel expenses

For more information:
Email: Jessica.Chapman@csiro.au
Web: ATNF Summer Vacation Program
Closing date: please refer to the website


The Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright Scholarship Program is one of the largest and most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world.

Established by the United States government in 1946, it now exists between the U.S. and 150 countries. The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is supported by the Australian and U.S. governments and a variety of corporate sponsors.  Between 20-25 Fulbright Scholarships(A25,000-A$40,000) are annually granted to Australian Postgraduates, Senior Scholars, Postdoctoral and Professional Scholars and a similar number of Postgraduate and Senior Scholarships for Americans to study in Australia.

For more information visit website


Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. A small number are also available for study towards a second undergraduate degree.

The scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom.

For more information and how to apply please visit website


IBA Scholarship Fund

The IBA (Indigenous Business Australia) Scholarship Fund provides financial support to enable mature-age Indigenous students to complete nationally recognised tertiary qualifications, and attain skills and knowledge that will enhance their community's future economic and financial development.

To be eligible to apply for an IBA Scholarship you must be:

Note: Applicants with a current or previous study history will also be required to provide details of an academic referee- and an up-to-date academic transcript/record.

Your studies should be related to the fields of commercial and economic management; for example, business, accounting, financial management and commerce.

Qualifications can be attained through Vocational Education and Training (VET), TAFE courses or higher education including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Capability/Bridging courses may also be considered prior to higher education.

Application forms, eligibility criteria and further information are available at www.iba.gov.au/scholarships

For more information contact:
Email: scholarships@iba.gov.au
Tel: 1800 107 107
Web: www.iba.gov.au/scholarships


ICE WaRM's scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships for international students
ICE WaRMs postgraduate scholarship is available for international postgraduate students studying the nested Masters in Water Resources Management programme aims to attract high quality international students to education and training in water resources management, delivered by ICE WaRM partner institutions.

This scholarship pays full or partial tuition for eligible international students and is offered twice per year.

Postgraduate scholarships for domestic students
Finally, ICE WaRM offers a scholarship to domestic postgraduate students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma Water Resources Management Planning Stream. The programme is available via distance mode.

This scholarship pays tuition and is funded by the National Water Commission. It is aimed at regional and/or disadvantaged students and is offered twice per year.

For more more and how to apply visit: the website, if the link does not work, go to www.icewarm.com.au > Programmes > Scholarships


Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) Scholarships

Indigenous Allied Health Australia encourages all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in a career in allied health to investigate the support options available to them.

The links below provide you with the tools to find a scholarship or grant that best suits your needs. It is important to explore available support options to move towards achieving a career in allied health.

For more information please visit the website.

For more information contact:
Tel: (02) 6285 1010
Email: admin@indigenousalliedhealth.com.au
Web: http://iaha.com.au/allied-health-careers/scholarships/


Industry Leaders Fund Training Grants

The ILF identifies future leaders in South Australian industry and invests in their development via Grants of up to $50,000 to help them maximise their potential and bring new ideas to fruition. This investment assists in building the prosperity of productive wealth creating industry and the South Australian economy.

The Grants provided by ILF will pay for the applicant to study or obtain experience to pave the way for them to achieve their leadership capacity more quickly and effectively than would otherwise be the case. The aim is to fund training or experience that might otherwise not be accessible to the applicant.

Applications are sought from people who have demonstrated real potential to become leaders of industry in South Australia. Applicants are expected to nominate the type of training or experience opportunity they believe will best progress the realisation of their leadership potential and the expected cost. Grants of up to $50,000 are available to successful applicants.

The ILF recognises that leadership potential is not restricted to those who have a tertiary qualification and applications are encouraged from anyone who believes they have leadership potential and who has demonstrated that potential in their lives to date. Demonstration of leadership capacity is likely to have been in the workplace, but may have also been shown through positions of responsibility in a volunteer capacity, for example in a sporting club.

The ILF was created as a result of the transformation of the former Engineering Employers Association Group Training Scheme for apprentices which provided future tradespeople for South Australian industry to become an organisation that will facilitate training and experience opportunities to provide future leaders for South Australian industry.

For more information please visit the website: www.industryleaders.com.au


JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism

The JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism aims to encourage university students to pursue a career in rural journalism upon graduation. The Award was established through a private donation from Mr John B Fairfax AO.

The Award includes a scholarship of up to $10,000 and practical work experience at Rural Press and the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show. The winning article is published in a major rural publication.

Please visit the website for more information on criteria and application.

Value: up to $10,000 and practical work experience at Rural Press and the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show.

For more information contact:
Jocellin Jansson
Executive Officer
Tel: (02) 9704 1234
Email: foundation@rasf.org.au
Web: http://www.rasnsw.com.au/830.htm


King and Amy O'Malley Scholarship

King & Amy O'Malley Trust awards annual undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for students applying for or enrolled in tertiary Home Economics or equivalent programs, such as Consumer Science, Family and Consumer Studies.

Scholarship selection criteria is based on:

To be successful, an applicant needs to meet the selection criteria at a high level.

Professionally, the applicant should display the potential to work in a leadership role, be currently involved professionally in a Home Economics or related field and have breadth and depth of knowledge about home economics and its role in society.

Academically, consistently high grades in all areas are expected, with analytical thinking and open to new ideas part of the requirements.

Personally, an applicant will have all of the positive attributes which are developed through home economics such as inclusivity and social justice, determination to succeed, and sensitivity in dealing with a range of people and issues from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Any person working in the field of home economics is encouraged to consider their eligibility for a King and Amy O'Malley Scholarship and to apply if they feel suitable. This ensures that the legacy left by King and Amy O'Malley will continue to support the home economists of the future.

 Further information please visit website


Scholarship for continuing studentsMargaret George Award

Margaret George was a young Australian historian whose work 'Australia and the Indonesian Revolution' was published posthumously by Melbourne University Press in 1980, six years after her premature death. Her book was the first detailed account of Australia's approach to Dutch Indonesian relations between 1945 and 1949.

One of the National Archives' key functions is to encourage and facilitate use of its collection by promoting archival research in Australia and encouraging scholarly use of its holdings.
The National Archives offers Margaret George Awards annually to individuals interested in conducting research substantially utilising its collection.

Successful applicants will have scholarly credentials and will have completed a postgraduate degree as a minimum. Applicants could be emergent historians, academics, independent researchers or journalists with a talent for research. It is desirable that applicants have an established record of achievement in their chosen field and the potential to excel further.
The award is not granted to support current postgraduate or doctoral projects.

Successful applicants may undertake their award at any time from the date of the announcement of the award until 30 June the following year.

The National Archives will provide:

The final grant amount will be at the discretion of the judging panel.

The Archives provides public access to records in its collection that are over 30 years old. The award does not entitle researchers to any special or privileged access.

Closing date: June each year, please refer to the National Archives website

For more information contact:
Derina McLaughlin, National Archives of Australia in Canberra
Tel: (02) 6212 3986
Fax: (02) 6212 3699
Web: National Archives of Australia
Email: derina.mclaughlin@naa.gov.au


Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) administers the Allied Health Streams of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS). Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and this national program supports health professionals and future health professionals to train and practice in geographic and clinical areas of need. The specific objectives of the NAHSSS are to:

SARRAH manages five allied health scholarship streams under the NAHSSS.

Please visit the website for more information on the scholarships available.

For more information contact:
Free call: 1800 338 061
Tel: (02) 6285 4960


The Online Marketing Gurus Scholarship for the Advancement of Digital Marketing

This scholarship is being offered by one of Australia's thought leaders in the space of Content Marketing, Online PR and Organic search. The Online Marketing Gurus exist to drive branding and traffic growth to their clients site's and this is delivered through innovation of conventional SEO norms and leveraging of Offline marketing fundamentals in an Online Marketing environment. The Marketing students of today will be the future heads of Digital Strategy in Australia in the years to come and the Online Marketing Gurus are offering financial aid and a scholarship for selected applicants.

The Online Marketing Gurus will provide up to $4,000 worth of financial support in the form of a scholarship for young Marketing Graduates.

The applicant must be a full-time student at a university or college that is accredited by a regional accrediting association. The scholarship for the advancement of Digital Marketing is available to students studying a Bachelors and/or Master in Business, Commerce, Marketing or E-Marketing. Students whom have prior work experience in Digital Marketing will be favoured, as well as students whose clear and concise understanding of their career goals line up with the missions of the Scholarship program.

The Online Marketing Gurus are making this scholarship open to students who are living in rural, remote and very remote cities who need to work via distance. We are an Online and Digital business and having invested heavily in automation and cloud computing we have the ability to offer this Scholarship via distance. Should an applicant be picked from a remote area we would only require one induction face to face. The Online Marketing Gurus believe in educational advancement irrespective of geographical boundaries.

Recipients of the AODM scholarship will receive:

In order to be eligible, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled as a full time or part time student with the ability to show a GPA or WAM of a minimum credit average.


  1. Applicants should apply online, providing their CV, cover letter and academic transcript to date
  2. Extra items: 500 Words response on "What does Digital Marketing mean to you?"
  3. Submit your applications to info@onlinemarketinggurus.com.au

Value: $4,000

Closing Date: 31 November 2014

For further information please contact:
Mez Homayunfard
Sales and Marketing Manager
Email: mez@onlinemarketinggurus.com.au
Tel: (02)8202 9970
Web: Online Marketing Gurus


Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship

The Parliamentary Library is offering one six-week Summer Research Scholarship in January-February 2013 to support a research project on a topic of direct relevance to the Australian Parliament. The successful Scholar will receive:

The Parliamentary Library provides high quality information, analysis and advice to Senators and Members of the House of Representatives in support of their parliamentary and representational roles, as well as to their staff, the staff of committees, and the Governor-General.

For an online application package, please visit the Department of Parliamentary Services website.

For more information contact:
Dr Joy McCann
Email: Joy.McCann@aph.gov.au


The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships will be provided for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer youth who desire to undertake full-time or part-time education at a public institution of higher education in Australia. It will be for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts. The grant will sit alongside and complement other government funding rather than duplicate it.

The Scholarship will cover such vital needs as the cost of tuition fees or dues to an approved educational institution, laptop, textbooks, uniforms, professional membership or student union fees and professional tools of trade.

The Scholarship is not designed to support expenses such as pocket money, travel to and from educational establishment or other personal expenses not directly related to their studies.

Scholarships will be granted for a period of one year. However, an existing Scholarship holder is entitled to reapply for the Scholarship should they comply with goals enshrined in The Pinnacle Foundation (Criteria and Process) Policy 2011.

Importantly, payments will be made directly to educational institutions and other suppliers of goods and services. This is so recipients can get on with learning and not get bogged down in paying bills. Plus, as a charity, we might be able to do some good deals with suppliers.

Closing date: please refer to the website

Apply by visiting the website

For more information contact:
Email: info@thepinnaclefoundation.org
Tel: (02) 9990 4708
Web: The Pinnacle Foundation


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Scholarships

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is committed to expanding the pool of research scholars at the hospital by offering a number of
Postgraduate Scholarships, funded either through the Hospital Research Foundation Program grants or by individual departments.

A stipend of $23,728 per annum (2012 APA rate) will be paid to successful applicants depending on the availability of program/department funds, tenable for twelve months initially. Annual renewal for up to three years for Doctoral studies, or for two years for Masters studies, is subject to Terms and Conditions.
Finance and Business Services, TQEH will pay the stipend into a bank account nominated by the student. Stipends are currently tax-free.

Any research of a collaborative nature with university departments outside of TQEH or with other organisations will need terms and conditions to be documented in a research agreement and attached to the Scholarship application.

Value: A stipend of $23,728 per annum (2012 APA rate)

Closing date: please refer to the website

For more information contact:
Email: gwenda.graves@health.sa.gov.au
Web: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Scholarships


Scholarship for continuing studentsRhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship was established in 1903, under the will of Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarship program in the world. Applicants for a Rhodes Scholarship are considered on the basis of qualities that Cecil Rhodes listed in order to define the type of scholar he desired:

Rhodes Scholars must have graduated from a university and resided for a number of years in their country of origin. Candidates must be between the ages of 18 years and younger than 25 years by 1 October in the year of application. Women have been eligible to hold Rhodes Scholarships since 1976. No special claim to a Rhodes Scholarship is given on the basis of financial need.

UniSA Rhodes Scholarship website

Potential candidates must contact the Honorary Secretary to discuss their eligibility for applying to the Scholarship. The Secretary's contact details are below.

For more information contact:
UniSA students who wish to discuss their potential application and/or eligibility are encouraged to speak to Dr Gavin Sanderson, at the Learning and Teaching Unit, or the Honorary Secretary to the South Australian Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee.


Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation - Scholarships and Grants

The RAS Foundation provides grants and scholarships to help rural Australians realise their potential through education, make a difference in their community and achieve their ambitions.

E3 (Encouraging Educational Excellence) grants support literacy and numeracy programs in country schools. E3 grants support a range of student and teacher needs such as tuition fees, library books, skills development workshops and extracurricular activities.

Please visit the website for Scholarships and Grants available.

For more information contact:
Email: foundation@rasf.org.au
Tel: (02) 9704 1234
Web: JB Fairfax Award


Royal Australian Air Force Women's Association Grants

The Royal Australian Air Force Women's Association (RAAFWA) is an organisation created in 1947 and its purpose was to raise money for the educational assistance of needy Royal Australian Air Force families.

Each year the Educational Patriotic Fund Inc (EPF) Committee makes financial grants to students on application to assist with the costs of education; be it primary, secondary, or tertiary.

To be eligible for the grant, it is a requirement that the student has a parent or grand parent, or other close family member (living or dead) who is serving, or had served in RAAF.

There are no specific income limit but of course, grants are decided on actual circumstances and are limited to those families in need.

For more information, or to apply please contact:
The Secretary
RAAFWA Educational Patriotic Fund Inc.
PO Box 117

Or phone (02) 6251 1994


Royal College of Nursing Australia: Australian Government Scholarships

Did you know that RCNA is one of the biggest Australian Federal Government scholarship fund administrators in the country?

The following listed scholarships:

For further information on applying and closing dates, please visit the following website to see the number of scholarships on offer:
RCNA Scholarships 


SARDI Scholarships

The annual SARDI Science Bursary was established in 1994 to commemorate the South Australian Women's Suffrage Centenary (1894-1994).

There are various scholarships and grants/bursary available for applicatios forms and more information please visit the website.

For more information:
Email: pauline.bowden@sa.gov.au
Web: http://www.sardi.sa.gov.au/employment


Scholarship for Advancement and Innovation in Marketing

This scholarship is provided by a well-known Australian SEO (search engine optimisation) company with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Europe. Dejan SEO provides high-quality in professional marketing services, in all areas of search engine optimisation including keyword targeting, competitor research, on-site optimisation, and link popularity. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Dejan SEO's unique strategy combined with hard work secure long-term rankings and high volumes of traffic to worldwide clients ranging from very small business to international corporations.

Applicant must be a full-time student at a college or university that is accredited by a regional accrediting association. Scholarship is available to a student in the Bachelor and/or Master studies of Marketing, Business or Technologies undertaking honours in the area of marketing. Preference will be given to a student that has a clear direction and focus for their chosen area of study and a demonstrated interest in SEO Marketing. Dejan SEO may assist in identifying potential projects and provide project support.

In order to be eligible, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled as a full time junior or senior in marketing, science or technology program at the University, with an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher. Faculty recommendations, leadership, SEO/marketing related work and marketing service experience will also be considered.

Applicants should apply online, enclosing: CV/resume, must present relevant course entry forms, personal statement for applying (one page), and enclose contacts/names of two referees. All potential honours students should make contact with the University Administration/ Coordinator in their discipline to discuss interests and options.

Submit your applications to jobs@dejanseo.com.au .

Please visit the website for more information on the application and criteria

Value: $3,000

Closing Date: 31 August 2014

For more information contact:
Simon Phillips
General Manager
Email: simon@dejan.com.au
Web: http://dejanseo.com.au/scholarship/ 
Tel: 1300 123 736


Suncorp Group IT Scholarship for Women

Suncorp Group IT Scholarship for Women is focussed on empowering girls and women to foster equal economic, education and employment opportunities.

Suncorp is committed to achieving a workforce that is representative of a diverse employment base, the customers that we interact with and the communities within which we operate.

This program has been created to build our female IT workforce of the future and encourage females to participate, prosper, and lead in the global economy.

Applicants must satisfy all of the following:

Citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. Past applicants and finalists are also encouraged to re-apply. If you have any questions about eligibility, please email graduateprogram@suncorp.com.au

Application and closing date information please visit the website

For more information contact:
Visit website : http://www.suncorp.com.au/corporate/careers/woman-scholarship 
Email: graduateprogram@suncorp.com.au


Tony Noon Scholarship

The Tony Noon Memorial Fund was established in memory of Tony Noon, who made an outstanding contribution to the petroleum industry at APPEA and the Queensland Department of Mines & Energy.

Applicants for this scholarship must be an Australian resident or citizen and be attending university in the year of application.

Applicants must provide details of the amount of funding sought, the purpose for which the funds will be used, and a brief statement setting out the benefits for the applicant and their career. Funds may be sought to :

Applicants must address the selection criteria and set out the nature of the work and the type of activity for which funding is sought.

The award will be made on the basis of the nature and relevance of the research to the petroleum industry.

Value: one-off grant to a maximum value of $3,000

For more information contact:
Roma Sharp
Tel: 08 9426 7200
Web: Tony Noon Scholarship


Scholarship for continuing studentsTrevor Prescott Memorial Scholarship

The Masonic Foundation Inc has established through its Special Projects Fund a scholarship scheme to commemorate the contribution made by the late Trevor Prescott, AM to education and youth in the South Australian community.

The scholarships are available to students between 20 and 30 years of age to help them advance their careers through further postgraduate studies or equivalent. There are no set qualifications and preference is not given to a Freemason or to a member of the family. Scholarship value shall be determined by the Foundation Board of Management up to a maximum of $20,000, and may be divided between more than one recipient.

Closing date: 30 June each year

Value: up to $20,000

For more information contact:
The Masonic Foundation Inc
Tel: (08) 8443 9909
Fax: (08) 8443 9928
Email: masfound@senet.com.au
Web: The Masonic Foundation


UniSpain Summer Scholarships to Study Spanish in Spain

Two scholarships are being awarded, each for a one-month Spanish summer course at the University of Malaga (20 lessons per week). The awards include the full course cost as well as accommodation in a shared student apartment (single room). Airfare and personal spending are not included in the award. The value of each award is of 800Euro (approximately $1,000).

The application deadline is November 30 2013. Award recipients will be announced on December 15  2013.

Please visit the website for further information and application.

For more information contact:
Email: info@unispain.com  (Attention Christian Samuelsson)
Web: http://www.unispain.com/Summer-Scholarships.htm


Water Research Australia (WaterRA)Scholarships

Scholarships are open to domestic and international students. Students must be in Australia and already enrolled or applying to enrol at an Australian University.

WaterRA PhD Scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional research potential undertaking a higher degree by research. The student is to demonstrate initiative and have an interest in the water sector. This opportunity will provide students the opportunity to enhance their research skills and offers professional development in a wide range of water industry related areas.

The Nancy Millis PhD Memorial Scholarship is offered annually in honour of microbiologist Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis AC MBE for her pioneering work in agriculture, environmental protection, medicine and engineering. This scholarship is awarded to a student with demonstrated research excellence.

Masters Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate initiative and an interest in the water sector. Masters by Research projects train students in the analysis of relevant literature and materials, the application of research methodology/techniques and subsequent evaluation.

The initiative is intended to support students who, on completion of their Masters Degree, would be prepared to enter the water industry or progress to a post graduate degree in a water-related field of research.

WaterRA Honours Scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional research potential who are currently undertaking a relevant degree. Students who excel in this focused program will build capacity in the area of water research, thus providing opportunities for employment in the water industry or to progress to a postgraduate degree in a water-related field of research.

Please visit the website for more information and how to apply.

For more information contact:
Carolyn Bellamy
Program Manager - Education
Tel: 08 7424 2443
Email: carolyn.bellamy@waterra.com.au


Zonta International - Amelia Earhart Fellowships for Women

The Fellowships memorialize famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. By remembering Amelia Earhart through this fellowship, Zonta International encourages and supports women to expand their horizons by pursuing aerospace-related sciences and aerospace engineering. There have been 1,333 Amelia Earhart Fellowships totalling over US $7.5 million awarded to 929 fellows worldwide.

Women of any nationality are eligible. To apply for the fellowship, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

Closing date: please refer to the website

Value: up to USD$10,000

For more information contact:
Tel: +1 630-928-1400
Email: programs@zonta.org
Web: http://www.zonta.org/