Scholarships & Bursaries

Charles Sturt University Foundation Scholarship - NOW 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.

Scholarship applications are now OPEN. Closing 2 February 2022.

More information. 

Scholarship recipients

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

Country Education Foundation of Coleambally-Darlington Point 2022 Grant Applications are now open!

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. The drawing area includes those who attend Coleambally Central School or who have a residential address in postcodes 2077 or 2076. These include the Rudy Meyer Memorial Scholarships every two years.

Download an Expression of Interest form.

Applications close on 30 November. Interviews will be held 17, 18 and 19 December.

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Murrumbidgee Council Student Scholarship Program

Murrumbidgee Council proudly offers an annual student scholarship program for students undertaking tertiary study and who reside in the Murrumbidgee Council Local Government Area.

Scholarships are offered to the value of $1,000.

The scholarships are available to students who are attending a tertiary institution, including university, TAFE and other recognised tertiary education providers.

Scholarship recipients

2021: Dharian Causon, Jonathan Foster, Olivia Mauger and Millie Rossato
2020: Danielle Mannes, Anna Pinnuck and Claire Robb. 

Sir John Monash Bursary

Murrumbidgee Council proudly offers the Sir John Monash Bursary in September/October each year.

Applications are now closed for the Sir John Monash Education Bursary.  

2020 Essay question: Sir John Monash’s greatest attributes are often acknowledged and referenced when speaking in areas of national and global significance. In 2020, the world is being tested by health, economic, political and other crises. Applicants are invited to submit an essay on “How a 21st century Sir John would address our nation’s current challenges, and the personal attributes and skill set he would employ to lead our country out of this crisis”. 

Entry in this essay is open to residents of Murrumbidgee Council area who are considering entering into post secondary education through University, College or TAFE, or an approved course of formal training with a Registered Training Organisation such as apprentices, trainees and adult education.      

The bursary is valued at $2,000 and is awarded to assist with personal costs associated with course expenses. The full requirements and conditions and PDF fillable cover sheet are available to download (please attach the cover sheet to your application). 

Bursary Recipients




Simon Toscan


Grace Leeds


Zac Barlow




Alysha Knight


Lachie Leeds

Coleambally/Darlington Point CEF - Rudy Meyer Memorial Scholarships for 2021-2022

Bendigo Bank Scholarships

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Other university scholarships

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