To date, the Country Education Foundation (CEF) has provided over 2,500 non-cash grants to rural and regional youth. These grants have supported a range of education and career pursuits, such as apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, university degrees, TAFE certificates and entry level vocations.
To be eligible for a grant you must reside in an area where a local CEF is located.
CEF Tertiary Scholarships Guide
The Country Education Foundation has put together a Scholarships Guide to help the many rural and regional students who require financial support while attending uni. So, if you need financial assistance, this Guide is a great first step for you.
The Guide contains a general list of scholarships available at our partner universities. You can view the Guide here.
CEFA’s Education Partnerships
The CEF has a number of education partnerships with tertiary education institutions. Our education partners are committed to working together to assist more young people from rural Australia to access tertiary education.
Each of our education partners offers additional financial assistance to recipients of a CEF grant who go on to study at a partner institution.
- Australian Catholic University
- Charles Sturt University
- International College of Management
- Macquarie University
- Open Universities Australia
- Southern Cross University
- Tocal Agricultural College
- University of Newcastle
- University of NSW
- University of Sydney
- University of Technology Sydney
- University of Wollongong
- Western Sydney University