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Scholarships and grants

A range of scholarships and grants are available to eligible students to assist with the costs of study.

More details of these, and other information relating to fees and fee assistance, can be obtained from the Money Matters.

City of West Torrens Careers in Local Government Scholarship

Scholarships are offered to residents of the West Torrens Council area in courses such as community services. For further information, contact the council on (08) 8416 6333 or Student Services at your campus.

EW Stevens Trust Scholarship

Applicants must live in isolated farming or grazing areas and be in financial hardship. For further information, contact the SA Farmers Federation on (08) 8410 7233.

Jack Seekamp Award

(Murray Darling Basin region only)

Scholarships are offered to full-time Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree students at TAFE from SA Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board region. 

Job Network Members

(eg. Maxima, ARA, Bakas, Complete Personnel, Jobs Statewide or CRS Australia)

Special employment support services may also provide financial assistance to clients on a case-by-case basis. If you are receiving intensive support or being case managed by any employment/disability rehabilitation service provider and considering an educational pathway, ask to discuss the funding arrangements.

Mick Young Scholarship

Mick Young Scholarships are available to assist students studying at TAFE SA who can demonstrate financial hardship.

The Scholarship can go towards expenses such as textbooks, equipment, transport and course fees.

Eligibility criteria is included in the application form.  The value of each Scholarship is $700.

All sections of the form and supporting documentation must be completed and attached to be considered for selection.

Closing date: 5:00 pm on Friday, 27 February 2015

* The Mick Young Scholarshis are awarded by the TDA National Scholarships Foundation, made possible through the generous financial support of the Blake-Beckett Trust

Minerals Council Scholarship Program

These scholarships are for students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and may help to fund tertiary expenses, including fees. They offer up to $5000 per successful applicant. For further information, check out the website.

Refugee scholarships

These scholarships are available to refugees who have arrived in Australia within the last five years and have proof of acceptance into a TAFE SA course. Further information and application forms are available from the Australian Refugee Association. Contact Shamira on (08) 8354 2951. 

Royal Society for the Blind – Cowan Trust Scheme

This fund assists in providing necessary adaptive equipment and software to vision impaired students who would otherwise be financially restricted in undertaking their studies. Applications usually close in mid-January each year. For further information, contact Carolyn Phillips on (08) 8232 4777.

Scholarships for deaf and hearing-impaired students

These scholarships are provided to deaf and hearing-impaired people to assist with their participation in post-secondary education. For further information, phone (02) 6262 7808 or TTY (02) 6262 7809, or email the Deafness Forum

Scholarships for war veterans and their children

Scholarships are offered for war veterans and their children through Veterans Affairs. For further information, call 1800 620 361 or the Veterans Affairs inquiry line on 133 254.

Sir Charles Bright Scholarship Trust

These scholarships are awarded to South Australians with a disability who are undertaking post-secondary education. Phone +61 8 8261 6171 or email to obtain an application form. Closing date is 24 December each year.

The Trevor Prescott Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be South Australian or Northern Territory residents, 20-30 years old and in need of financial assistance to help them undertake further studies or research. For further information, contact the Masonic Foundation on (08) 8443 9909 or see the Masonic Foundation website.

Transition to Work Program

People who have been in a caring or parenting role and need training in order to return to work may be eligible for assistance. Please contact Employment Plus in the telephone book for further information.

Wyatt Work Start and Financial Assistance Grants

Financial assistance may be sought from this scheme by individuals in financial hardship, who have been resident in South Australia for 5 years or more, and who have an unexpected crisis that impacts on their ability to pay fees, materials or debts. Applications must be made via a Student Counsellor or Referring Agent in another community service organisation.

Wyndham Richardson Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to full-time students who are enrolled in any TAFE SA Certificate IV or above. It is intended to assist students who are in significant financial hardship.

You must also be an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or hold an eligible VISA.

Applications for Semester 2, 2015  will be advertised in August 2015.