Country Education Foundation Grants
Application open: 31 Jul 2018
Application close: 31 Jan 2019,
The Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEF) supports youth in rural areas through financial grants for education and employment expenses. These grants contribute towards apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment.
Grants are supplied by local branches of the CEF, and each branch has different grants on offer. CEF grants are non-cash. Instead you are reimbursed for education or work related expenses, or a supplier can be paid directly. Grants can cover any education or work related expenses, eg. text books, tools, work equipment, petrol, transport, accommodation, computers, internet access.
CEF grants are based on financial need, not academic success. You will however, need to demonstrate commitment to achieving your goal. The four essential selection criteria are:
- You have a demonstrated financial need;
- You are aged 16-25 years;
- You have attended school in or currently live in the region covered by your local CEF (view full list HERE); and
- You are able to demonstrate commitment to achieving your goal.