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There are a number of scholarships and awards available to TAFE students
Encouragement Awards
The Encouragement Awards were established to provide financial support and encouragement to students to assist with the completion of their education or to enable further education. Encouragement Awards are valued at $500 each.
Foundation Encouragement Awards are presented each semester in the following categories:
• Adult (over 19 years)
• Youth (under 19 years)
• Indigenous - for students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
• Kaiyu - for students living with a mental health illness or studying in the sector

Scholarships and Awards NOW OPEN

Are you enrolled or planning to enrol in a course delivered by TAFE NSW in the Hunter and Central Coast during 2017 or 2018? Did you know that you may be eligible to apply for an Award or Scholarship to assist with payment of course fees and course related expenses?
Anthony Carter Memorial Scholarship​
For students in the second year of a panelbeating apprenticeship.
Bean Counters Pathway Scholarship
Enrolled in Certificate IV in Accounting at Newcastle Campus.
Brett Graham Scholarship​
Open to second or third year cookery apprentices who are completing or have completed Certificate III in Commercial Cookery.
Carol Duval Memorial Award for Painting
Enrolled at Newcastle Art School and has completed the first year Fine Arts course. See your teacher for more information.
Encouragement Awards
Enrolled at TAFE NSW and in need of financial support or encouragement.
Kaiyu Achievement Award​
Enrolled in the Diploma of Mental Health or Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Open to either TAFE NSW final year student, graduate or postgraduate student of Engineering, Information Technology/Computers or Science. 
Trevor Drayton Scholarships​
Enrolled in either a Culinary, Hospitality or Winemaking associated course, or have competed training with TAFE NSW within the last five years.

Scholarships and Awards OPENING SOON

Barker Maritime Schola​rship
Open to all employees of organisations who utilise the Port of Newcastle to assist with the advancement of their career within the Maritime industry.
Bean Counters ADA Scholars​hip
Enrolled in the Associate Degree of Accounting at Newcastle Campus.
Central Coast Campus Frien​ds Award
Open to Central Coast residents studying at Gosford, Ourimbah or Wyong campuses.
Crowne Plaza Scholar​ships
Enrolled in the Diploma of Events or Diploma of Hospitality.
Education Support Sc​holarship
Enrolled with TAFE NSW in 2017 in the Upper Hunter.
HMA Board TAFE Schola​rships
Enrolled in a course directly relating to Manufacturing.
Indigenous Sc​holarships
Students living or studying in the Newcastle Local Government Area who recognise as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Josh Woolfson Memorial Encouragement Award​
Enrolled in a post-trade Electrotechnology qualification.
KU Children's Services Prize
For students in their second year Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at either Glendale or Ourimbah Campus.
Mark Foster Memorial ​Award
Enrolled in either Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management or Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration at a Central Coast Campus.
Mining Electrical and Mining Mechanical Society (MEMMES) Scholarship
Graduates of the Mining Skills Centre apprenticeship course or Glencore Apprenticeship Course delivered by the Mining Skills Centre at Muswellbrook Campus.
Moreen Edith Fashion Scholar​ship​
​Enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology.
Newcastle Lord Mayor's Art Scholarship & Encouragement Awards
Enrolled in a course related to art, music, drama, dance or writing.
Neville Sawyer Business Scholarship
Open to graduates and potential graduates of the Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Engineering, Science and Information Technology fields to complete the Advanced Diploma of Management (or equivalent).
Reg Russom Drawing Prize & Encoura​gement Award
Open to emerging artists who reside in the Hunter to submit a drawing of the human figure.
Sonia Walkom Memo​rial Scholarship​
Enrolled in Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) at Newcastle Campus.
Study Assis​tance Scholarshi​p
Enrolled with TAFE NSW across the Hunter and Central Coast in 2017.
Together Today Schol​arship
Enrolled in one of the following courses at Newcastle Campus: Diploma of Sustainability; Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology; Advanced Diploma of Applied Environmental Management; or Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies).
Zonta Club of Hunter Newcastle​ Scholarship​
Enrolled in one of the following courses at Glendale Campus: Certificate III in Children's Services; Certificate IV in Ageing Support; Certificate IV in Disability; Certificate IV in Leisure and Health; or Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

External Scholarships

TAFE NSW students may be eligible to apply for the following awards and scholarships administered by external organisations and Foundations.
Australian Overseas Foundation Scholarship

Barrington Roberts Award
For Tourism, Travel and Hospitality students in TAFE NSW.
Financial assistance to apprentices in NSW
Open to students from Year 10 through to TAFE and University who reside in the Cessnock local government area.

For second year construction Apprentices
Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships
NSW Government scholarship to encourage skills development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector.
Open to TAFE NSW Commercial Cookery students to train overseas to broaden their education and strive for excellence.

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme​
via the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). Available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are studying a course in ATSI health work, allied health, dentistry/oral health, medicine, midwifery or nursing. 
Rheem Plumbing Grants
This scholarship is for those students committed to their plumbing apprenticeship but who are starting to feel the financial strain.
Royal Agricultural Society VET Scholarships
Supports individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW.
This Scholarship celebrates community contribution and academic achievements of people in the Singleton Community.
Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships
A government subsidy which covers the Smart and Skilled course fee for eligible young people (aged 15-30).

Young Carer Bursary Programme
To increase the opportunity for young carers to remain in, or return to, education or training.

Contact Us

Hunter TAFE Foundation
Phone: 4923 7410