Scholarships & Bursaries

Rudy Meyer Memorial Scholarships for 2023-2024 - Country Education Foundation Coleambally-Darlington Point

This is a great opportunity for two students to attend a fully sponsored Outward Bound Expedition Course in Tharwa, NSW. This 10 day course is designed to help young people discover, develop and achieve their potential.

Presented in memory of Rudy Meyer, who loved the land-working first in shearing sheds, then as a rice farmer in Coleambally. His experiences in a Japanese concentration camp and as a migrant to Australia, show his incredible perseverance and survival skills to achieve his dreams.

Dates: 10 to 19 April 2023 and 25 September to 4 October 2023

To be eligible you must be aged 15-24 years, attend Coleambally Central School and/or reside in postcodes 2707 or 2706. More information:

To apply or if you have any questions, please contact Penny Sheppard on 0427549157 or email for an Expression of Interest Form. Applications close 17 February 2023.

Charles Sturt University Foundation Scholarship - OPEN

Murrumbidgee Council sees education as a key process in the development and growth of our residents, particularly our youth.

We are proud to sponsor the annual Charles Sturt University $4,000 Foundation Scholarship and see this as an important way to ease the transition and expenses for rural students.

The scholarship is only open to students who reside within the Murrumbidgee Council Local Government Area. It is open to commencing and continuing students who are studying full-time with Charles Sturt University, however preference is given to commencing students.

More information.

Scholarship Recipients

2022 - Aisha Tomkinson
2021- Josie Moore
2020 - Joint recipients: Jayden Wensing and Zachary Leach-Deahm

Sir John Monash Bursary 2022 - closed

We proudly offer the Sir John Monash Bursary in September/October each year in recognition of the incredible contribution Jerilderie's most famous son made on the national and world scale. Entry in this essay is open to residents of Murrumbidgee Council area who are entering into post secondary education through University, College or TAFE, or an approved course of formal training with a Registered Training Organisation, ie apprentices, trainees and adult education.  

The bursary is valued at $2,000 and is awarded to assist with personal costs associated with course expenses.  

Monash Bursary Cover Sheet
Monash Bursary Conditions of Entry


2022 - James Clarke - read James' winning essay here.
2021 - Austin Mauger - read Austin's winning essay here.
2020 - Simon Toscan - read Simon's winning essay here.
2019 - Grace Leeds - read Grace's winning essay here. 
2018 - Zac Barlow - read Zac’s winning essay here.
2017 - -
2016 - Alysha Knight
2015 - Lachie Leeds

Lions Club of Darlington Point Community Grant - Closed 

This is an annual grant (commencing 2022), valued at up to $2,000 awarded to eligible applicants, which include individuals, for the purpose of advancing education, children's aid or community wellbeing. It was generously made available by the Lions Club of Darlington Point when is was closed in 2022. This grant is only available to residents of Darlington Point. 

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Murrumbidgee Council Student Scholarship Program  - CLOSED


2022 - Carissa Bellato, Riley Belling, Austin Mauger, Alex A’Vard, Thomas Gill, Danielle Mannes and Phoebe White.
2021 - Dharian Causon, Jonathan Foster, Olivia Mauger and Millie Rossato
2020 - Danielle Mannes, Anna Pinnuck and Claire Robb
2019 - Anthony Toscan, Isabella Catena, Lauren Knight, Sophie Chauncy, Thomas Mannes
2018 - Alysha Knight, Emma Teusner, Harrison Curtin, Joshua Fattore
2017 - Alysha Knight, Cindy Brown, Luke Wilson

Other Scholarships - Country Education Foundation of Coleambally-Darlington Point 

Coleambally-Darlington Point Country Education Foundation proudly offers a number of scholarships to assist local students attain tertiary qualifications. Young people within the drawing area of Country Education Foundation of Coleambally-Darlington Point are eligible to apply. This includes people who attended Coleambally Central School or who have a residential address in postcodes 2707 or 2706. 

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Universities and tertiary institutions offer a range of scholarships. You should check their scholarships webpage or contact them directly for more information.