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Education awards and scholarships

We offer a range of awards and scholarships to help our residents achieve their goals:

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Tertiary Scholarship Scheme

Tertiary Scholarships are assessed within two rounds each year:

  • Round one applications are open Friday 3 February, closing 4.30pm on Friday 3 March 2023.
  • Round two applications are open Friday 9 June, closing 4.30pm on Friday 7 July 2023.

Find futher information below.

Scholarship categories

The Tertiary Scholarship Scheme (TSS) aims to increase local Rockingham residents’ capacity to complete tertiary education. There are two Scholarships offered through the Tertiary Scholarship Scheme:

  1. Undergraduate University Scholarships: Up to $10,000 per scholarship equating to $2,500 per year ($1,250 per semester) for up to four years or upon completion of degree. 
  2. TAFE/VET Diploma Scholarships: Up to $4,000 per scholarship equating to $2,000 per year ($1,000 per semester) for up to two years or upon completion of diploma.

Applicant eligibility criteria:

Successful applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • City of Rockingham resident for a minimum of three (3) years at the time of the application.
  • Aged 17 and over.
  • An Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Can demonstrate financial hardship (see definition in application package and guidelines).
  • Must provide a letter of offer or evidence of current enrolment at a nationally recognised University or TAFE/VET provider.
  • Have a minimum of one full semester (6 months) of study remaining from the TSS application closing date.
  • Must be completing an Undergraduate University Degree or TAFE Diploma for the first time.

How to Apply

  1. Download the Tertiary Scholarship Scheme Application Package here
  2. Download the Tertiary Scholarship Scheme Guidelines here and ensure you meet all eligibility and assessment criteria
  3. Complete the Application form and return to the City during one of the two rounds each year, with the required supporting documentation to by the closing date.

If you have any questions please contact the city on 9528 0333 or email Please note, applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

The City of Rockingham encourages applications from a diverse range of backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people who speak a first language other than English, and people of all genders.


Other opportunities

Community members seeking financial assistance to pursue their educational goals may find further information through the following organisations:

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