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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.

Winton Solar Farm Scholarships

We’re proud to working with FRV and Winton Solar Farm to offer three scholarships for engineering apprentices. Under the scholarship apprentices will:

Scholarships will be available for any employer within a 100km radius of Winton Solar Farm. Eligible local businesses and organisations are strongly encouraged to apply with an expression of interest. A panel consisting of both GOTAFE and FRV staff will review the applications and the successful applicants will be announced in early February.

Expressions of interest are to be sent to Brett Ambrosio, Director Of Technology & Built Environment, by COB Friday 19 February 2021. Full application details will be provided via this process.

Apply with an expression of interest
Winton Solar Farm Apprentices

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 2020 and will be offered throughout the 2020 academic year. Program Guidelines, eligibility requirements and information on how to apply are available online.

Scholarship Program for Young Australians

The grant is awarded annually to one person and is worth $5,000. Last round of applications are now open for Round 3 of the Commonwealth Scholarship Program.

Young people aged 15-24 or recently exited ADF personnel (no age restriction) can apply for the scholarship program to undertake an eligible VET approved Program of Study.

Applicants who are eligible can apply for the scholarship to undertake an approved course of study at Certificate III to Advanced Diploma levels. Courses can be undertaken part-time or full-time, and Young Australian Scholars will receive up to $5000 per year in study assistance.

Further, as part of the scholarship, students are required to undertake a paid internship or work placement for 20 business days. In this time, Scholars will receive $3000 for the paid internship work and host employers will receive $1500 per intern.

Learn more about the Scholarship Program for Young Australians

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.

Am I 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.