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CEF EXTRA

CEF Extra is a program designed to provide additional support to eligible CEF students. We work closely with generous individuals and organisations to offer extra funding opportunities, in addition to local grants.

Read below to discover what is available and how to apply.

Audi Foundation - CEF Scholarships (STEM)

Thanks to our partner Audi Foundation who have a passion for education and innovation,  CEF is again offering Audi Foundation – CEF Scholarships for 2022. Several $5,000 scholarship are available. CEF National will assess and manage your application, and your local foundation will administer your scholarship if you are successful.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must;

  • be aged 16-25 years
  • have lived in or attended school in a CEF region
  • be studying in a STEM related field (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) including apprenticeships, VET or university study.

Value – $5000
How to apply apply to your local foundation
Closing date – January 31, 2022

Angus Barrett - CEF Mentorship

Angus Barrett  runs a highly regarded saddlery and leather goods manufacturing business based in Orange, NSW. Growing up on the land, horses were his passion and as a cowboy at heart Angus now wants to mentor a ‘kid from the bush’ and share what he has learnt in the last 20 years.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must;

  • be aged 16-25 years
  • have lived in or attended school in a CEF region
  • be passionate and motivated to learn

Opportunity – mentorship based in Orange NSW
How to applycontact to your local foundation and your details will be passed on for consideration.

Broken Hill Scholarships

McLean Foundation University Scholarship
Courtesy of Rob McLean AM and Paula McLean

1 x $21,000 scholarship – $7,000 per year for 3 years / Applications close 30 November

How to apply – you will need to apply to your local foundation (Far West NSW), CEF National will assess and manage your application and scholarship if successful APPLY NOW

Only available for students completing Year 12 at Broken Hill High School or Willyama High School, scholarships are subject to acceptance for a university degree course.

Eureka Benevolent Foundation University Scholarship
Courtesy of the family foundation of Roger Massy-Greene AM and Belinda Hutchinson AM

1 x $21,000 scholarship – $7,000 per year for 3 years / Applications close 30 November

How to apply – you will need to apply to your local foundation (Far West NSW), CEF National will assess and manage your application and scholarship if successful APPLY NOW

Only available for students completing Year 12 at Broken Hill High School or Willyama High School, scholarships are subject to acceptance for a university degree course

Zagora Foundation University Scholarship
Courtesy of Leigh Clifford AO and Sue Clifford

1 x $21,000 scholarship – $7,000 per year for 3 years / Applications close 30 November

How to apply – you will need to apply to your local foundation (Far West NSW), CEF National will assess and manage your application and scholarship if successful APPLY NOW

Only available for students completing Year 12 at Broken Hill High School or Willyama High School, scholarships are subject to acceptance for a university degree course

CAANZ - CEF Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Foundation and Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CEF offers the CAANZ – CEF  Scholarship, 1 x $21,000 scholarship – $7,000 per year for 3 years. CEF National will assess and manage your application and scholarship if successful.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must;

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be aged 16-25 years
  • have lived in or attended school in a CEF region
  • be approved for an offer of place or enrolled on a full time basis in an undergraduate Degree that meets CA Program academic requirements OR undertaking postgraduate study in the CA program while on a placement in a rural or regional area (with preference given to areas within the CEF footprint). For more information on this criteria, click HERE.

Value – $21,000 over 3 years
How to apply apply to your local foundation
Closing date – January 31, 2022

Clare Stella Maris Connell – CEF Scholarship (Western NSW)

The Clare Stella Maris Connell – CEF Scholarship is available to an eligible student from the nominated Western region of NSW including Cobar, Willcania, Nyngan, Ivanhoe, Tibooburra and Broken Hill.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must;

  • Reside or have attended school in Western NSW – Cobar, Willcania, Nyngan, Ivanhoe, Tibooburra and Broken Hill
  • Have applied and are eligible for CEF grant
  • Attending a CEF partner university.

Value – $5000
How to apply apply to your local foundation
Closing date – Check with your local foundation

Findex Community Fund - CEF Scholarships

The Findex Community Fund’s vision is to create equal access to opportunity for people isolated by location or circumstance.

Connecting young people with potential they didn’t know existed, The Findex Community Fund-CEF Scholarship is provided to a student studying in the finance, commerce or business related field.

Eligibility:

  • eligible for a CEF grant
  • be studying a finance, commerce or business related course

Value: 6 x $3000 scholarships
How to apply: apply to your local foundation
Closing date: varies, check with your local foundation

IEC Advisory - CEF Scholarship (Western NSW)

Thanks to the generosity of IEC Advisory, CEF offers the IEC Advisory – CEF  Scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship you must;

  • be aged 16-25 years
  • have lived in or attended school in Western NSW
  • be entering your first year of a business, finance or technology degree on a fulltime basis
  • be identified by CEF as requiring support.

The IEC Advisory – CEF Scholarship includes an annual 4-week paid work placement with IEC Advisory in Dubbo.

Eligible CEF local foundations are;
Gilgandra
Gulargambone
Nyngan
Coonamble
Walgett
Namoi
Moree
Gunnedah
Gwydir
Far West
Merriwa

Scholarship Value – $9000  ($3000 pa)
How to apply – Apply through an eligible foundation listed above
Closing date – 15th December 2021

 

IEC Advisory CEF Scholarship

Mary Vernon - CEF Scholarship (Central Australia)

The Mary Vernon-CEF Scholarship is provided to a student from the Central Australia Region and is funded by the Vernon Foundation.  The scholarship provides significant financial support for a student to overcome the challenges associated with undertaking study from this geographically isolated area.

Eligibility:

  • be aged 16-25 years
  • lived in or attended school in the Central Australian community
  • be approved for an offer of place or enrolled on a full time basis in an undergraduate Degree.
  • not hold any other major scholarship exceeding the value of $2000 per annum.
  • be identified by CEF Australia as requiring support.

Amount: $21,000 over 3 years
How to apply: apply to CEF Central Australia
Closing date: December 31, 2021

MH Premium Farms - CEF Scholarship (Agriculture)

Thanks to the generosity of MH Premium Farms, CEF offers the MH Premium Farms – CEF  Scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship you must;

  • be aged 16-25 years
  • have lived in or attended school in a local CEF foundation
  • be offered a place or enrolled on a full time basis in an Agricultural related field of study – includes university or a registered training organisation.
  • be identified by your local foundation as requiring support.

On farm work experience opportunities available where possible.

Value – up to $17,000 capped at four years ($4250 pa)
How to apply – apply to your local foundation
Closing datecheck with your foundation

SELX - CEF Scholarship

SELX believes providing rurally located students with opportunities for study is so important and they see it as the best way to give back to the community.

Eligibility:

Value: $1000
How to apply: apply to your local foundation
Closing date: varies, check with your local foundation

Snow Foundation - CEF Scholarships

CEF has worked with the Snow Foundation for many years. As well as supporting a number of CEF projects, they also provide additional scholarships to grant recipients from the local foundations of Shoalhaven, Snowy Monaro, Yass, Goulburn and Braidwood.

Amount: varies
How to apply: apply to your local foundation
Closing date: varies, check with your local foundation

Three Rivers UDRH - CEF Scholarships

Proudly supported by Charles Sturt University through the Three Rivers Department of Rural Health, extra funding and opportunities are available to students from the Three Rivers footprint, studying health at Charles Sturt University.

Eligible CEF local foundations are;

Amount: varies
How to apply: apply to your local foundation
Closing date: 31 January, 2022
More info: click here for more info and eligible courses

William McIlrath - CEF Scholarship (Namoi)

Thanks to the generosity of the William McIlrath Charitable Foundation, CEF Namoi also offers the William McIlrath Foundation – CEF  Scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship you must;

  • be aged 16-25 years
  • have lived in or attended school in CEF Namoi region for a period of at least five years.
  • be approved for an offer of place or enrolled on a full time basis in an undergraduate Degree in NSW.
  • be identified by CEF Namoi as requiring support.

Eligibility – eligible for a grant from CEF Namoi
Value – $22,000 over 3 years
How to applyapply to CEF Namoi
Closing date – October 31st, 2021

ACCOMMODATION SCHOLARSHIPS

CEF Extra includes accommodation opportunities. To be eligible, CEF students need to have applied and been accepted for a place at the institution AND apply directly with their CEF local foundation.

Please apply promptly to the college before the individual closing dates.

Dunmore Lang - CEF Scholarship

The Dunmore Lang College – CEF  Scholarship is a part all-inclusive accommodation scholarship at Dunmore Lang Sydney. To be eligible for this scholarship you;

  • Must be approved for an offer of a place or enrolled at the College.
  • Applied and be eligible for a CEF Grant

The successful student will still need to fund the remaining accommodation costs which is approximately $18,000pa.

If you are interested in this scholarship, we suggest you complete the Dunmore Lang College application form as soon as possible, ideally by 31st December while you are waiting to hear back from your local foundation.

Amount – $9,000 (1/3 of your college fees)
How to apply – Apply to your local foundation plus apply to Dunmore Lang
Closing date – Dunmore Lang before December 31st 2021 and your foundation before applications close. Check dates with your local foundation

ICMS - CEF Scholarship (Sydney)

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) scholarship program rewards the most promising students based on their effort, dedication, attitude and aptitude, demonstrated business acumen and motivation. This scholarship is a part accommodation and tuition scholarship at ICMS in Sydney.

To be eligible for this scholarship you;

  • Must be approved for an offer of a place or enrolled in an applicable Bachelor degree for 1st year at ICMS
  • Submit the completed ICMS Scholarship application form by the due date.
  • Applied and be eligible for a local grant

The successful student will still need to fund the remaining accommodation and tuition costs.

If you are interested in this scholarship, complete the ICMS application form as soon as possible, certainly no later than 5pm, 3rd December while you are waiting to hear back from your local foundation.

Value – Up to $17,800 (Approximately 1/2 of your first year accommodation fees* and $10,000 credited towards your tuition).
How to apply – Apply to your local foundation plus apply to ICMS

Closing date – Apply to ICMS before 5pm, 3rd December 2021 and your foundation before applications close. Check dates with your CEF local foundation.

#Panel interviews will be conducted by ICMS as a final stage prior to scholarship selections.
*Can exclude the ICMS Regional and Interstate Student Accommodation Bursary.

 

MRC - CEF Scholarship (Sydney)

The MRC – CEF scholarship is designed to assist young school leavers from rural and regional Australia who would not otherwise be able to pursue tertiary studies in Sydney due to financial, geographical, and/or other circumstances and challenges. This scholarship is intended to assist the student with fee relief for Morling Residential College accommodation costs. Three Scholarships are available.

To be eligible for this scholarship you;

  • Must be approved for an offer of a place or enrolled at Morling Residential College.
  • Applied to a local CEF foundation and be eligible for a CEF Grant.

Value – 1/3 of the usual rental price for up to a 41 week contract (up to $5193 in 2021). The successful student will still need to fund the remaining accommodation and tuition costs.
How to apply – Apply to your local foundation plus apply to Morling Residential College

Closing date – Apply to MRC and your foundation before applications close. Check dates with your CEF local foundation.

 

St Andrews College - CEF Scholarships (Sydney)

St Andrews College – CEF Scholarships
In partnership with St Andrews College, Sydney

5 x $7,000 accommodation scholarships for 2022 study / Applications close December 31, 2021

Apply directly to St Andrews College AND to CEF

Available for successful Bursary applicants of St Andrews College, Sydney and who are eligible for a CEF grant.
Please note, priority is given to first year students.

Thyne Reid - St Andrews College - CEF Scholarships

Thyne Reid – St Andrews College – CEF Scholarships
In partnership with the University of Sydney E12 Scheme and the Thyne Reid Foundation

$11,400 x 3 years accommodation scholarships for 2022 study / Applications close December 31, 2021

How to apply

Available for students who are successful Bursary applicants of St Andrews College, Sydney and who are eligible AND have applied for CEF grant.

 

St Martins College - CEF Scholarship (Wagga)

St Martin’s College – CEF  Scholarships are 3 x part self-catered accommodation scholarships at St Martin’s College located at Charles Sturt Wagga Wagga. To be eligible for this scholarship you;

  • Must be approved for an offer of a place or enrolled at the College.
  • Applied and be eligible for a CEF Grant

The successful student will still need to fund the remaining accommodation costs which is approximately $4,715pa.

If you are interested in this scholarship, complete the St Martin’s College application form as soon as possible, ideally by 31st December while you are waiting to hear back from your local foundation.

Amount – $2,500 (just over 1/3 of your total annual college fees)
How to apply – Apply to your local foundation plus apply to St Martin’s College.
Closing date – St Martin’s before December 31st 2021 and your CEF local foundation before applications close. Check dates with your local foundation.

Want to leave a legacy or boost your organisation's CSR efforts? CEF Extra is a great way to ensure your money is going directly to rural and regional students, providing tangible results.

Click here to find out more and how you, or your organisation can be involved

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