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Scholarship fund gives Gunnedah students the right start

Students about to set out on the next stage of their learning journey can apply for a helping hand through the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund.

The fund has now opened for applications for local people under 25 who are embarking on their tertiary education adventure.

The Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund has helped more than 380 Gunnedah students meet some of the costs associated with pursuing their chosen education.

Since the Fund’s inception 19 years ago, more than $370,000 across more than 387 scholarships has been awarded to local students. Scholarships have covered many disciplines including accounting, agriculture, allied health, animal science, law, architecture, arts/theatre, civil engineering, education, information technology, medicine, nursing and social work.

Gunnedah Shire Council is encouraging students currently considering their tertiary study options to apply for the scholarship fund, which is open to all local students under 25 wanting to further their training and education at university, TAFE, or an accredited training organisation.

A scholarship can help with expenses like:

  • Purchasing textbooks,
  • Relocation and other travel costs,
  • Living expenses, and
  • Contribution towards tuition fees.

This year, applications have been extended so students have time to wait for their HSC results and UAC offer before applying for a scholarship.
People who have already submitted an Expression of Interest will be contacted by Gunnedah Shire Council. Applications can be submitted HERE.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, January 28, 2022.

For more information, contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Youth Development Team on (02) 6740 2100 or

Media and communications team contact: (02) 6740 2100.