Hastings and postcodes 2443, 2444, 2445, 2446 and 2439
The Hastings Education Fund was established to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post high school education, training and vocation aspirations. We recognise that the cost of regional students pursuing their post high school goals is often much greater than those of their metropolitan counterparts and that sometimes these costs can be prohibitive.
With this in mind, the Hastings Education Fund fundraises throughout the year and accepts donations from local residents and businesses in order to provide financial grants to students who need an extra helping hand. The funds come directly from your local community – none of it is government funded – celebrating the aspirations of local youth and working to help them achieve these aspirations. It’s our way of saying “we believe in you and want to support your goals”.
Hastings Education Fund supports students from the area high schools;
Camden Haven High School
St Joseph’s Regional College
Wauchope High School
Port Macquarie High School
Hastings Secondary College
Hastings Secondary College – Westport Campus
Hastings Secondary College – Port Macquarie Campus
Heritage Christian School
Nautilus Senior College
St Columba Anglican College
Newman Senior Technical College
Additional Scholarships available for students going into their second year of study
(applications for these scholarships open 1-20 November 2019)
Kay and John Burman Scholarship for continuing education
Available only for recipients of a Hastings Education Fund grant who will successfully complete their first year of tertiary education in 2019 and plan to continue their study in 2020. Scholarship administered by CEF Hastings. Scholarships are subject to successful completion of the first year of university study. APPLY NOW or for further information, please contact [email protected]
Lewis Land Group Scholarship for continuing education
Available only for 2019 recipients of a Hastings Education Fund grant who will successfully complete their first year of tertiary education and plan to continue their study in 2020. Scholarship administered by CEF Hastings. Scholarships are subject to successful completion of the first year of university study. APPLY NOW or for further information, please contact [email protected]
We support a diverse range of education and career pursuits including apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, degrees, diplomas and certificate level studies or entry careers. We do not provide cash grants directly to the recipients – the local foundation reimburses the student for a pre-agreed expense or pays the goods and services providers directly.
Grants are available to local youth who have lived and/or attended school in the region for the majority of their high school years. Your local CEF does not focus on applicant’s academic success. The four essential selection criteria are:
- That you have demonstrated financial need;
- You are aged 16-25 years;
- That you have gone to school or currently reside in the region covered by your CEF; and
- That you have shown commitment to achieving your goal.
If you satisfy the criteria and would like to apply for a grant, please complete the online application form. Applicants will be required to attend a panel interview whereupon their outcome of their submission will be notified in writing.
Should you be successful in receiving a grant, we request that you agree to the following obligations:
- Notify the Hastings Education Fund if you receive any other grant/scholarship/funding from another source
- Agree to assist with and attend local foundation fundraising and promotional events if available at the request of Hastings Education Fund; and
- Report to the Hastings Education Fund every six months on how your goal is progressing, how the grant has assisted you and your marks/grades for the semester if applicable.