Veolia Scholarships

Providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander South Australians.

The waste and resource recovery industry in Australia is a $14 billion industry, often overlooked as a career choice.  At Veolia, across all our business lines, in all our countries, we are a community determined to deliver solutions that make a positive impact. We see the world differently: we see waste as a valuable material, wastewater as a new source of water, and wasted energy as a new source of heat.

Veolia also believes in the importance of respecting and engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and providing a work environment that is culturally safe, sensitive and supportive to all employees. We recognise the contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made and continue to make within our organisation and local communities.

The Veolia Scholarship fund is offering up to five scholarships to the value of $1,000.00 each for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in a TAFE SA Certificate II or above qualification, along with opportunities for students to participate in an industry workplace. Students who are current trainees and/or apprenticeships are not eligible.

Applications open Monday 14th October 2019 and close Friday 25th October 2019.

Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund

The Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund (ADIPEF) assists people with disabilities from both indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds. Small quarterly grants of up to $2500 will be awarded to assist people with disabilities to continue their learning.  

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June Opie Fellowship

The June Opie Fellowship is available to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand and Canada who have a severe disability. Intended for those who plan to undertake postgraduate study with a view to entering the professions, particularly university teaching and research. One fellowship is granted annually for NZ$12 000. Applications close in October. 

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Sir Charles Bright Scholarship

The Sir Charles Bright Scholarships, worth $1500, are awarded annually to people with disability undertaking post-secondary education. Applicants must be residents of South Australia.

Applications for 2019 close 5.00pm on Thursday 31 January 2019.  Enquiries to David Penn, Administrator:  or by phoning the trust on 0439 490 010.

Redkite Education and Career Support Grants

Redkite's education support grants are available to help students aged 15-24 who have experienced cancer reach their study and work goals. Siblings whose education is disrupted during the cancer journey may also be eligible to receive Redkite's education assistance. Redkite's education and career assistance is provided via financial grants. 

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Stand Like Stone Foundation Educational Scholarship

These scholarships help people who identify with the Limestone Coast to undertake educational studies at any level – primary, secondary or tertiary courses. There are several grants and scholarships available.

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Dawn Slade-Faull Award

These awards are available for South Australian residents who have an intellectual, physical, sensory or psychiatric disability. The awards are to assist the personal or professional development of successful applicants as artists or craftspersons through advanced tuition, exhibition opportunities, special equipment, and product marketing or other means specific to the needs of individual award winners. Applications called for in September and close in December. Enquiries are welcome throughout the year. See their website for details.  

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Stump Jump Scholarship

Foundation Barossa offers the Stump Jump Scholarship to young people living in the Barossa who have a physical, psychiatric, financial or cultural barrier to accessing tertiary education. See their website for details.  

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Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT)

These scholarships are for the children or grandchildren of veterans, who need financial assistance to support their studies. 

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Robert Rose Foundation

The Robert Rose Foundation assists people with spinal cord injuries and their families who are in necessitous circumstances.

Grants go towards providing support to those with spinal cord injuries and their families. Funding support is used for Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) equipment, sporting equipment, home modifications and further education programs. 

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Dame Roma Mitchell Grants

The Dame Roma Mitchell Grants provide financial assistance for young people up to 29 years old to contribute to the achievement of personal goals, health and wellbeing, and personal development. 

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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. Applicants must be:

  • an Australian citizen, have Permanent Residency status or be a holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • a resident of the City of West Torrens
  • an undergraduate student of a recognised TAFE course.

For details, contact the City of West Torrens by email or phone +61 8 8416 6333.

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. The scholarship is valued in excess of $25,000. See the Masonic Foundation website for details or call +61 8 8443 9909.

Masonic Foundation on (08) 8443 9909 or see the Masonic Foundation website.

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 five years or more, and who have an unexpected crisis that impacts on their ability to pay fees, materials or debts.

Speak to a TAFE SA student counsellor for more information. 

Mark Pompei Student Scholarship

$2,000 scholarship aimed at students studying towards careers in training and development.  Students must be studying part-time.  Eligibility criteria can be found on the Mark Pompei website.

Applications open 1 February 2019 and close on 31 July 2019. 

Jorge Castillo-Riffo Scholarship

Jorge Castillo-Riffo demonstrated the qualities, aptitudes and upstanding for Health and Safety within the workplace underpinning the foundations all employers strive for – to ensure that everyone who starts the day, ends the day injury and incident free. On 27 November 2014, Jorge was tragically involved in an incident during the construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. This incident resulted in Jorge’s untimely passing the following leaving a resounding impact on all of those who worked with him on the importance of safety and looking out for one another.

In honour of Jorge’s memory,SRG and TAFE SA invite current students to apply for a scholarship up to the value of $3,655 (being 9 units in the Diploma) covering the cost of completing their Diploma of Work Health and Safety. Open to Australian Students, the scholarship will provide you the opportunity to not only progress your studies, but further open opportunities in the workforce. The scholarship is open to all students currently studying with TAFE SA completing their Certificate IV of Work Health and Safety or commencing their Diploma Work Health and Safety.

Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships

Applications for 2020 scholarships with The Pinnacle Foundation are now open and will close on 15 September 2019.

The Pinnacle Foundation provides multi-year educational scholarships and mentoring support to young adults (between the ages of 17 and 26) across Australia where their gender identity, sexual orientation or sexual characteristics have prevented or hindered the achievement of their career aspirations or personal development.

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Wyndham Richardson Scholarship Fund

Originally established in 1983 the Wyndham Richardson Scholarship Fund awards scholarships, bursaries and prizes based on merit or reasons of equity to promote a recipient’s tertiary education. These are available to Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents from any State or Territory studying in a tertiary institution.

The Wyndham Richardson Scholarship Fund provides scholarships valued at $1500 to assist full-time students enrolled in any TAFE SA Certificate IV or above who are in significant financial hardship.

Applications have closed for 2019.  This scholarship will be available in semester 1, 2020.