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APPLICATIONS FOR SECONDARY
RURAL BOARDING BURSARY

The predominant criterion is need, as evidence by:

  • Geographic isolation from schools and services

  • Disadvantaged by a low family income

  • Extenuating circumstances

 

Applications will only be considered if you supply the following supporting documentation:
 

  • ATO Tax Assessment for the previous Financial Year (e.g. you must provide copies of Tax Assessment Notice/s for all members of your household

  • Proof of AIC and/or LAFHA allowances

  • Other special and extenuating circumstances 

  • Students from remote border areas (VIC, SA and QLD) may apply but must attend a rural boarding school in NSW

     2024 applications are now closed.   

 

     2025 applications will be open in November 2024. 
 

Other helpful information to know when applying: 

All applicants must declare to the Foundation the allowances they are eligible to receive from all sources and those that they are receiving or will receive. Proof of Allowance eligibility from Centrelink or the NSW Government, must be included with your application. Bursaries are only available for attendance at schools and hostels in rural NSW.


All bursaries are granted at the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors and may be adjusted or withdrawn if the circumstances of the recipients change.

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What is a Bursary? 

BCEF bursaries are structured to bridge the gap between the cost of rural boarding and funding received through NSW and Commonwealth Government allowances. These include Assistance for Isolated Children, Living Away From Home Allowance,  Assistance for Isolated Students, Youth Allowance and Boarding Scholarship for Isolated Students.

Details of these can be found below on these links. 

 

Please note your application will not be considered unless you have the following supporting documentation:
 

  • ATO Tax Assessment for the previous Financial Year.

  • Proof of AIC and/or LAFHA allowances. 


2024 applications are now closed. 

 

2025 applications will be open in November 2024. 

 

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