Mick Young Scholarship

Mick Young Scholarships honour the memory of Mick Young, who died of Leukaemia in 1996, aged 59. The Scholarships were first offered in 1997 to further the work of Mick Young, a Shearer and federal cabinet minister who raised funds to help students complete their education. Mick Young was driven by the core belief that education creates opportunity and can change the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Mick Young Funded Scholarship provides opportunities for students experiencing severe financial difficulties that would otherwise struggle to pay their fees without assistance to enrol in their chosen course successfully. 

Applications are open throughout the year.

Eligible Courses

These scholarships apply to all courses available at Bendigo TAFE.

Eligibility/ Selection Criteria

To be eligible for the Education Support Scholarship, the following criteria is required:

1.       Must be an Australian Citizen, be a Permanent Resident or have an eligible visa 

2.       Provide evidence of financial or personal disadvantage. Disadvantage(s) may include:

a.       financial difficulty or low-socioeconomic status (Centrelink statement, payslips. Bank statements can be used if evidence is
          displayed in a personal statement)

b.       disability or medical condition

c.       delay or interruption to career or studies because of family responsibilities or illness

3.       You have been accepted onto the course

This scholarship can provide local students with a waiver or a reduction of their course fees. Course fees are made up of several items, which include both tuition, and non-tuition costs. This scholarship does not assist with stationary or computer equipment required to complete work and assignments. The scholarship amount is determined on a case-by-case basis and is valid for the duration of your study.

How to apply

Applicants  are required to complete an online application form and submit it with all supporting documentation before the course start date. Please email your supporting documentation to the Welfare Team: welfare@kangan.edu.au.  Incomplete applications will be sent back to be completed. Applicants under 18 years of age need to obtain parental/guardian consent, before submitting a scholarship application. The Consent form can be downloaded, for completion and must be attached to your scholarship application, at the time of submission.


For more information contact

Student Welfare Officer – 03 5434 1755 or studentsupportservices@bendigotafe.edu.au

Bendigo TAFE acknowledges their campuses are located on the ancestral lands of the Djaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Yorta Yorta People. The institute respects traditional custodians, elders and their cultural heritage.