Applications open for 2023 Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund

Gunnedah Shire Council

Local students who want to further their training and education at university, TAFE or an accredited training organisation can now apply for financial assistance.

Gunnedah Shire Council has opened the 2023 Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund and is calling for applications from local students under 25 years of age. Expressions of interest opened in September.

Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund Working Group Chairman and Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the fund provided a fantastic opportunity for local students and would give them a kick-start on their educational journey.

“There are countless costs involved in study and training, especially if students are moving away from home and setting up for the first time,” he said.

“A scholarship such as this can help with expenses including the purchase of textbooks, relocation and other travel costs, living expenses, and tuition fees.

“Earlier this year, 15 young people were successful in their applications for a scholarship in areas as diverse as medical, engineering, education and the arts.”

Cr Chaffey said community and business sponsors were vital to the longevity of the Scholarship.

“Over the 20 years since the Scholarship’s inception, about 400 scholarships have been given to young people, equating to close to $400,000” he said.

“Without the support of local businesses and residents, we could not continue to offer a helping hand to our young people as they make their way in the world.”

Local students under the age of 25 who are intending to pursue tertiary education in 2023 can apply at:

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 13 January 2023.

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