Creating Opportunity Fund scholarships

We believe that where you come from doesn’t define where you’re going. That’s why we developed our Creating Opportunity Fund (COF) scholarships. They are designed to support you to achieve your goals, no matter what difficult circumstances you may be facing. And unlike many equity scholarships, our eligibility criteria are flexible, so we can provide support where it’s needed most.

Value of scholarship

There are 20 COF scholarships available, each valued at $4,000. 

And that’s just the beginning. For eligible applicants experiencing exceptional circumstances, we’ll provide ongoing support up to $16,000 to complete your degree. 

Should I apply?

We believe everyone should have access to tertiary education, which is why our goal is to help you achieve yours. 

If you’re motivated to study, but experiencing barriers to education or hardship, we encourage you to apply. These scholarships are available to support people experiencing a range of circumstances, including but not limited to:

  • financial hardship
  • long-term medical conditions
  • disabilities
  • relocating from regional or remote locations
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • being the first in their family to attend university
  • victims of domestic violence
  • sole parent or carer responsibilities
  • refugees and asylum seekers
  • English as an additional language.

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Other opportunities

We offer a range of scholarships recognising everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.

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