Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities for 2021

The Geelong Community Foundation Scholarship Fund is a public fund developed for the charitable purpose of providing scholarships, bursaries and prizes to promote education for secondary and tertiary students.

There are opportunities in general education and for those interested in a career in the agriculture or horticulture sector.

Students should be aged between 15 and 25, live in the broader Geelong region and be an Australian resident.

Students will need to demonstrate;

  • Personal achievements and community involvement
  • Financial need
  • Academic commitment

Scholarships are valued from $250 and up to $1,000 to support education goals.  A range of options are available including; support for an apprenticeship, a diploma/degree, costs to attend a workshop connected with your career aspirations, assistance with payment of fees, books, technological devices etc.

Agriculture and Horticulture Scholarships

Tom Cleary Memorial Scholarship

The Tom Cleary Memorial Scholarship provides financial support to one young person aged between 16 to 25 years, who is seeking a career in any part of the Agricultural and Horticultural sector.

The scholarship is valued at $1,000 and applications for  2021 will close 10th May.  Interested applicants are encouraged to make contact for more information.

More information about Tom Cleary and the scholarship.

Rural Education and Retraining Scholarship

The objective of the Rural Education and Retraining Scholarship is to promote excellence in agriculture and related pursuits. The scholarship is funded by a local benefactor and is part of the Geelong Community Foundation Scholarship Program.

There is one scholarship valued at $1,000. Applications for 2021 will close 10th May.  Interested applicants are encouraged to make contact for more information.

More information about the Rural Education and Retraining Scholarship

General Education Scholarships

Scholarships are valued from $250 and up to $1,000 to support education goals.  A range of options are available including; support for an apprenticeship, a diploma/degree, costs to attend a workshop connected with your career aspirations, assistance with payment of fees, books, technological devices etc.

Application Information

Scholarships are offered based on meeting the criteria below;

  1. Students should be aged between 15 and 25
  2. Live in the broader Geelong region and be an Australian resident.
  3. Students will need to demonstrate;
  • Personal achievements and community involvement
  • Financial need
  • Academic commitment

Applications for 2021 will close 10th May 2021. Interested applicants are encouraged to make contact for more information.

Scholarship Application Form

Please complete the application form and send to Gail Rodgers by the 10th May 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the Geelong Community Foundation:

Gail Rodgers, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 0431 059905 Email: gail@geelongfoundation.org

 

The 2020 Scholarship Recipients are:

Dorothy Jean Scholarship

Miles Family Scholarship No 1

Miles Family Scholarship No 2

Rural Education and Retraining Scholarship

Tom Cleary Memorial Scholarship