Education Support Scholarship

Education Support Scholarship is a non-academic scholarship which means you need not have good grades, just passion to want to take the next step in your chosen career path. The scholarships are available across a number of study areas at Kangan Institute. You may be eligible for a scholarship if you are an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or other eligible categories and are disadvantaged or face financial barriers to education, offering you another chance to succeed in your studies and career.

This scholarship can provide local students with a waiver or a reduction of their tuition fee/student services/IT fees and may include other related educational expenses. The scholarship amount is determined on a case-by-case basis and is valid for the duration of your study.

Terms and conditions may vary for each department. Students need to satisfy the course prerequisites and be offered a place in their chosen course before applying for a scholarship.

Applicants under the age of 18 need to obtain parental/guardian consent before submitting a scholarship application. Click on consent form to download the form to be completed and attach to your scholarship application by clicking on the attachment tab at the end of your application.

Unsuccessful applicants will be informed by the Teaching Department as to why they were unsuccessful. However should you require further clarification you may want to contact the teaching department directly.

Students who believe their application has been treated unfairly or who require further assistance, should contact Student Support Services: Email: welfare@kangan.edu.au.

Eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a local student with Australian residency to apply.
  • Applications are accepted anytime from January to December.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by the Teaching Department within two weeks of receiving the scholarship application.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Application does not mean the applicant will automatically be granted a scholarship. Your application does not guarantee you a place in your selected course.
  • The scholarship can provide a reduction or waiver for material fees and other related educational expense for the year of study at Bendigo/Kangan Institute (will relate to specific KI or BI as per current referencing /branding). These may differ depending on the course that you are applying for. Scholarships will be awarded based on available funding, individual needs, capacity to complete, and acceptance into the course.
  • Deferring the course will make the scholarship void.
  • The scholarship is to be used for one course and cannot be transferred to another course.
  • Scholarships are not redeemable for cash.
  • If a student fails a unit of competency from the course, they will incur any enrolment or other fees associated with resitting that unit.
  • If the successful student is under the age of 18, the applicant must have permission from their parent/guardian before accepting the terms and conditions of the scholarship. Permission form must be attached to scholarship application, otherwise application will be rejected and student instructed to reapply.
  • Students who are eligible for VET Student Loans, SFP, fee waivers (internal & external), Free TAFE, and/or can access and undertake a payment plan, may not be awarded with further financial assistance, through Education Support Scholarships.
  • Students who have paid up front, or via means of payment plan and have finalised their enrolment into their chosen course, will not be eligible to apply for Education Support Scholarship.
  • Students who submit an application that is incomplete and has not addressed all questions and provided all relevant supporting documentation and certified copies at the time of application i.e. financial income statement, will have their application rejected and will be instructed to reapply.
  • The processing of applications can take a while to complete. If applications are provided late (when payment is due), delays will likely occur, which can affect enrolment. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that their application is sent in good time, to ensure that their application has enough time to be processed.
  • Students must apply and have received a formal letter of acceptance into their chosen course, before applying for education support scholarship.
  • Students must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. PHV, at the time of application.

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