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We're excited to let you know about scholarships and grants to help you complete your studies.

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From time to time local businesses, organisations or government offer scholarships and grants across various learning areas and study departments. They aim to help cover the tuition of your studies. We will list them here when they are open for application.

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Get a scholarship valued at up to $18,000 with the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program (RRESP). The program has been introduced to improve access to and completion of tertiary education courses for students from regional and remote areas in Australia for qualifications including Certificate IV, Diploma or Graduate Certificate.

Scholarship applications are now open for 2021 and will be offered throughout the 2021 academic year. Program Guidelines, eligibility requirements and information on how to apply are available online.

Real Futures Grant

What is the Real Futures Grant?
The grant is awarded annually to one person and is worth $5,000.

Applications for the 2020–21 grant is now open until October 31st, 2021.

Who is eligible?

Entry is open to full-time students currently studying in an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution. Eligibility is limited to those studying a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in one or more of the following fields:

  • Business – including any business-related courses from any institution.
  • Finance – including actuarial, statistics, accounting and general finance courses.
  • Medicine – including medical and health sciences, surgery and medical research.
  • Healthcare – including health and fitness-related specialties, sport sciences, health services assistance and international health.
  • Specialist healthcare – including nursing, optometry, dentistry and pharmacy.

Only citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply and you must be 18 years of age to enter.

How to enter

To enter the Real Futures Grant, your challenge is to write an essay (maximum 700 words) on why you want to work in your selected industry and the difference you hope to make in your particular field of study. How do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Why have you chosen your career path?

The fine print

All applicants must email the following documentation to

  • Proof of Identification;
  • Proof of enrolment, including course name, tertiary institution name and enrolment status;
  • Your response (max word count 700 words); and
  • Contact details (including residential address).

Winner selection process

The winner of the 2020-21 grant will be the entry that best grasps the challenge and will be notified by email, and their name published on the Real Insurance website on February 2nd, 2022.

See full Terms and Conditions.

The Olive Branch Scholarship

The Wangaratta Kennel & Obedience Dog Club Inc (WKODC) has established a scholarship program for the community. The set up of the $500 scholarship will come from allocating a proportion of every member of WKODC’s membership to the scholarship. This scholarship is to encourage people of the community that are significantly disadvantaged either through socio-economic issues or environmental issues to engage in study to provide a better future for them and their family.

Who is eligible?

The scholarship is designed to allow anyone from the community who are planning to study at GOTAFE Wangaratta in 2022.

How to apply

Submit a short essay on what course you would like to commence in the following year and why you would be a great candidate for the scholarship. The course you choose does not need to be dog-related.


  • Final submission date: 31st August 2022