Scholarships and Opportunities

RDA Tropical North collates information on relevant scholarships and opportunities from government, corporate and private sectors.

Agrifutures – Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant

AgriFutures has introduced a new program called the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Acceleration Grant program. It will run separately, however it will complement the Rural Women’s Award process, aiming to provide a leadership and development opportunity to women who are not quite ready to apply for the Award.

Seven Australian women per annum will be granted with a learning and development bursary (not cash) of up to $7,000 for professional development to enable them to bring their idea, cause or vision to life.

  • Bursary:  $7,000
  • Closing: 8 October 2021

Agrifutures – Rural Women’s Award

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award empowering and celebrating the inclusive and courageous leadership of women involved in Australia’s rural and emerging industries, businesses, and communities, now and into the future.

The $15,000 bursary is awarded to each State/Territory Winner, providing the financial resources to support a project, business or program that will benefit rural industries, businesses and/or communities.

The bursary can be used for formal training in leadership and business management; overseas study tours; establishing business plans or pilot programs; developing educational or promotional campaigns; networking at forums and conferences to grow your knowledge of industries and markets; developing training programs; testing information technology initiatives; developing or testing a new business concept or innovation; and publishing books.

  • Prize:  $15,000
  • Closing: 8 October 2021

AIM Australian Institute of Management – Covid Stimuls Fund

In order to support the development of Australia’s workforce long term, AIM has launched the COVID Stimulus Fund. This fund can be used by eligible students and organisations to:

  • Apply a contribution towards tuition fees for AIM Vocational Qualifications capped at:
    -$3,200 for online Diplomas
    -$2,000 for online Certificate IVs
  • Provide an additional 2 training seats at no cost to organisations who book in 3 or more employees to an AIM short course

Contact AIM direct to view eligible industries. 

Chief Executive Women Scholarships

Women leaders: choose your own scholarship
The CEW Scholarship Program encourages women to choose the scholarship they believe will benefit them most. Candidates will have flexibility to choose a course that best suits their needs, aspirations and timetable. The course can be offered by any higher education school, anywhere around the world, delivered either online or face-to-face.

Scholarships will be available to women working in specific sectors and specialties, all year round in the following sectors and groups:-

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Government
  • Not-for-profit
  • Small business
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM).

Various closings dates depending on the course selected.  Courses include:  Executive Managers, Nursing, Indigenous Leadership, Leaders in NFP.

Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

2022 – Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers, innovators and others active in agriculture with original projects that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries. The Science Awards have already helped 272 young Australians make their ideas a reality and showcase their talent to the world.

  • Prize:  $22,000
  • Closing: 1 October 2021

Real Futures Grant and Scholarship

Since Real Insurance was launched in Australia in 2005, our goal has been to protect the quality of people’s lives. We do this by providing insurance products that meet the needs of everyday Australians and offer peace of mind at an affordable price.

We know that real health for you and your family is only ever as good as the people who are providing it. And we know that finances are a key factor for families as well as insurance products and services. So with that in mind, we are helping to encourage the best people into the healthcare, business and finance industries by providing the Real Futures Grant.

The Real Futures Grant is an annual one-off prize, awarded to a student studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in one of the following fields: healthcare, medicine, business, or finance

  • Prize:  $5,000
  • Closing:  31 October 2021

TAFE Queensland Scholarships

There are two types of scholarships available:

Merit scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic merit or demonstrate strong work performance along with the demonstrable desire to secure ongoing employment within the industry to which they applied for the scholarship.

Access and equity scholarships provide equitable access to study at TAFE Queensland. They are awarded to students who can demonstrate a genuine interest in and commitment to their chosen career, and on the basis of specific equity criteria.

  • Up to $5,000
  • Closing:  24 September 2021