Tuesday, November 26, 2013

No Takers for Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Scholarships

Tens of thousands of dollars worth of grants and scholarships for university and college
courses in Australia go begging every year because no one applies for them, according to the

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The CEF has released a guide to hundreds of scholarships worth over $100,000, in an effort to
help rural and regional students tap into much needed financial assistance.

The rural not-for-profit’s CEO, Sarah Taylor, said the 2014 CEF Scholarship Listing included
hundreds of scholarships (some worth up to $50,000pa) – many of which failed to attract

The Guide can be accessed on the CEF website at: http://cef.org.au/students/scholarships

The CEF has over 20 university and college partners across Australia which they work with to
provide assistance to disadvantage rural and regional students.

Together, these universities and colleges offer hundreds of scholarships worth hundreds of
thousands of dollars.

Rural and regional students face costs up to $20,000 per year (on top of HECS) for travel and
living expenses when they leave their communities to pursue tertiary education.


  1. wow, i didn't know that. Great to get that information out there.

  2. Hope more students in need find out about this. Not sure why the CEF doesn't include Victoria, but if it does in the future would be able to promote this at my work (a University in Victoria)