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Education awards and scholarships

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

2018 Tertiary Scholarship Scheme winners posing with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor 2018 Tertiary Scholarship Scheme winners posing with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Tertiary Scholarship Scheme

Round two opens Monday 29 June and closes Friday 17 July 2020.  

We offer two rounds of the Tertiary Scholarship Scheme (TSS) each year. The TSS aims to increase the capacity for local Rockingham residents to complete tertiary education. If you are currently enrolled in, or have received an offer to study an undergraduate university degree or TAFE/VET diploma, and meet a series of eligibility criteria, you are encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the Tertiary Scholarship Scheme Guidelines below for more information on eligibility criteria and scholarship conditions. To apply, simply complete the application form and return to the City by the closing date with all required supporting documentation attached.

There are two scholarship categories available:

  • 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, whichever occurs first.
  • 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, whichever occurs first.

Eligibility criteria

Successful TSS applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be a City of Rockingham resident for a minimum of three years at the time of the application
  • be aged between 17 and 40 years
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • demonstrate financial hardship
  • provide a letter of offer or evidence of current enrolment at a nationally recognised university, TAFE/VET provider
  • have a minimum of one full semester (six months) of study remaining from the application round closing date
  • must be completing an undergraduate university degree and/or TAFE/VET diploma for the first time.

For further information, please refer to the Tertiary Scholarship Scheme Guidelines below or contact us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Other opportunities

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

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