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Broken Hill Scholarships Make a Difference

By July 18, 2022November 14th, 2023No Comments
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Students at Broken Hill High School and Willyama High School are being invited to apply for grants from Country Education Foundation Far West to help them cover their costs of post-school education and employment.

Anyone aged between 16 and 25 enrolling in university, TAFE or VET studies, traineeships or apprenticeships next year is eligible to apply.

In addition to applying for a local grant through CEF Far West, students enrolling in a university straight after finishing Year 12 are also eligible to apply for a Broken Hill Scholarship through Country Education Foundation of Australia’s ‘CEF Extra’ program.

It has scholarship opportunities for students from Broken Hill High School or Willyama High School worth an incredible $21,000 ($7000 per year for three years).

To be eligible you must first have applied for and be eligible to receive a local grant from CEF Far West.

To apply and check eligibility criteria go to https://cef.org.au/cef-extra/, select Broken Hill Scholarships and follow the instructions. Applications are made to CEF Far West via the CEF website. Be quick, as applications close on the 30th November.

As CEF grant and scholarship application rounds for 2024 prepare to close, we thought this would be the perfect time to ask this years’ recipients how the funding helps them now, and about the dreams the support will help them achieve.

Applications for CEF Far West NSW Broken Hill University Scholarships for 2024 are now open! Are you:

  • Completing High school in 2023 at either Willyama or Broken Hill High School?
  • Attending University full time in 2024?

Apply now through the ‘CEF Far West NSW’ local foundation on our website. Applications close 30th November.

Not planning on going to university but still need some help pursuing your after-school endeavours?

If you are planning on going to TAFE, studying via distance, doing a short-course or even heading straight into employment, you can apply for a local grant from CEF Far West NSW.

You apply using the same application form – Apply here by November 30 2023.


Nicholas Schofield
University of South Australia
Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours)
McLean Foundation Broken Hill University Scholarship

I have a single mum as we lost dad to a long battle of cancer in 2018.

This has made it tough on mum to support me in my university endeavours. The financial hardship is strong on mum but she does an amazing job and I am so grateful.

I play footy for North Adelaide in the SANFL under 18’s league. I live in a residential college called St. Marks.

Receiving this scholarship has meant so much to me and mum. It lessens the stress on her and the financial side of moving.

Living at a residential college like I do, isn’t cheap, and this scholarship pretty much makes this possible for me. It makes me proud.

In 10 years I hope to either be working myself through the ranks at a primary school or the ultimate dream, the AFL.

If that doesn’t work I hope to be in an amazing school teaching students, and helping out with sports days and being a sport coordinator in a school would be amazing.

Ayva O’Meara
Macquarie University
Bachelor of Laws
Eureka Benevolent Foundation Broken Hill University Scholarship

My family consists of my Mum Kate, Stepdad Jamie, older brother Ethan and little sister Audrey who I try to support as best as I can.

I have a passion for youth advocacy, specifically in providing rural students with as many social and educational opportunities as possible.

Receiving the Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarship does not only provide immense relief to me financially, but symbolises support and trust in my abilities and commitment to learning.

I feel supported, acknowledged and cared for and am remarkably lucky and immensely grateful to be receiving this scholarship.

In 10 years I would love to be well established within the NSW Police Force drug squad operations unit.

I aim to be a positive role model for rural (especially female) youth, proving to them that anything really is possible if you have belief, passion and focus.

Ashlee McConnell
University of South Australia
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Zagora Family Foundation Broken Hill University Scholarship

Through receiving this scholarship, it has given me the best opportunity to pursue my dream career of becoming a midwife.

This means so much to me.

This scholarship has helped me pay for my living and boarding expenses due to the fact that I had to leave my hometown and family to purse my studies.

This has decreased the stress on Mum of trying to find extra finances to help me study while looking after the rest of my family.

Unfortunately,  if I didn’t have this scholarship, I would have had to study online with the loss of learning face to face.

In 10 years I see myself as a paediatric nurse and a midwife. I want to be living in Adelaide working at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.


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