Rotary Club of Bendigo South – Indigenous Education Scholarship

In recognition of the importance of building the capacity of Aboriginal communities for self-determination and creating opportunities for Indigenous Australian students to complete vocational education, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South has made available a scholarship for Indigenous students commencing full-time studies at Bendigo TAFE.

Applications are open throughout the year.

Eligible Courses

This scholarship applies to all courses across Bendigo TAFE.

Eligibility/ Selection Criteria

1.   Must be a descendant of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, self-identify, and be accepted by the Indigenous   
      Australian community in which you currently reside.

2.   Must be able to demonstrate that you have been or are overcoming significant disadvantage in pursuing your studies. Evidence is
      required, where possible.

3.   Must be eligible for a Government funded place in your selected course.

4.   Must have secured a place in your selected course prior to this application

This scholarship can provide local students with a reduction of their course fees up to the value of $500 for one semester. Course fees are made up of several items, including tuition, student services fees, and materials.

How to apply

Please download, complete and submit this application form. You will need to email the application form to

Please include any other supporting documentation that may be required. 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
Indigenous Education Centre (IEC) on 5483 1340 or Email:

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.