Scholarships and grants are offered by a number of organisations to assist eligible students 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 brochure.
Scholarships and grants available include:
Mick Young Scholarship
Mick Young Scholarships are available to assist students studying at TAFE SA who can demonstrate financial hardship. The $700 scholarship can go towards expenses such as textbooks, equipment, transport and course fees.
Applicants can be full-time or part-time students of any age who are Australian citizens or permanent residents. You must be able to demonstrate commitment to success in your study and career, and that you would not be able to achieve this without financial assistance.
The Mick Young Scholarships are awarded by the TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) National Scholarships Foundation and are made possible through the generous financial support of the Blake-Beckett Trust.
For more information, contact Student Services on 08 8348 4342.
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.
Wyndham Richardson was born in Melbourne in 1904, but completed his primary and secondary education in South Australia before returning with his family to Melbourne. A combination of circumstances including ill-health, prevented his completing an Engineering degree begun in Adelaide and continued in Melbourne.
He never forgot his disappointment, and later in life he established this Trust to provide assistance to tertiary students experiencing difficulties, including financial difficulties, in undertaking a course of study.
The Wyndham Richardson Scholarship Fund provides scholarships valued at $1000 to assist full-time students enrolled in any TAFE SA Certificate IV or above who are in significant financial hardship.
For more information, contact Student Services on 08 8348 4429.
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. Visit their website for more information.
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. Visit their website for more information
Quantum Print Disability Scholarship and Award Program
The Quantum Print Disability Scholarship and Award Program aims to assist individuals who are unable to access printed material, either because they are vision impaired, or have a cognitive or learning disability, such as dyslexia. Scholarship and award prizes include assistive technology options which are presented to individuals or organisations considered by our judging panel to be most deserving of assistance. Visit their website for more information
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 close December 24th each year. See their website for more information. Visit their website for more information
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. Visit their website for more information
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. Visit their website for more information
de Nys Family Memorial Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded for reasons of equity for primary, secondary or tertiary students identifying with the greater Mount Gambier area. Visit their website for more information
Focis on Youth Scholarship
The Focis on Youth Scholarship provides assistance to people under 25 identifying with the Limestone Coast to undertake educational studies at any level - primary, secondary or tertiary courses. Visit their website for more information
The Cornerstone Scholarship provides scholarships for reasons of equity or merit to benefit kindergarten, primary, secondary or tertiary students identifying with the greater Bordertown area. Visit their website for more information
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. Visit their website for more information
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. Visit their website for more information
Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT)
These scholarships are for the children or grandchildren of veterans, who need financial assistance to support their studies. Visit their website for more information
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. Visit their website for more information
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. Visit their website for more information
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.