Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

As Gunnedah Shire’s Year 12 students finish their school year, it’s a great time to look at applying for the 2024 Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund.

Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund had been helping our local youth set off on their tertiary education journey for 20 years.

“We are proud to continue to help our young people launch the first step of their careers through the Community Scholarship Fund,” Cr Chaffey said.

“Since the fund’s inception 20 years ago, more than 400 scholarships have been awarded, with close to $400,000 raised and distributed across the Shire.

“It is an innovative partnership between Gunnedah Shire Council and our community, where every cent donated by businesses, groups and individuals goes to the students to help meet the costs of tertiary education.

“I urge people to spread the word so that our young people can apply and receive a helping hand towards their future.”

The fund is open to all local students under 25 years who are looking to further their training and education at university, TAFE, or an accredited training organisation. Past scholarships have covered a diverse array of courses including accounting, agriculture, allied health, animal science, law, architecture, arts/theatre, civil engineering, education, information technology, medicine, nursing and social work.

The scholarship can help with expenses including:

  • Purchasing textbooks
  • Relocation and other travel costs
  • Living expenses, and
  • Contribution towards tuition fees.

Applications for the Gunnedah Community Scholarship fund are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday, 12 January, 2024.

Applications can be submitted via


Donations for the 2024 Scholarship Round can be received up to Friday 1 December 2023. To enquire about making a donation, please contact Gunnedah Shire Council on 02 6740 2100, or email council@infogunnedah.com.au with the subject line “Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund”.

Top image: 2023 recipients of the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund. Image courtesy of The Gunnedah Times, supplied by Gunnedah Shire Council.

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