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Regional University Scholarship

Our Three Year University Scholarships, currently valued at $3,300 per annum, are available at  any Charles Sturt University Campus to assist in accommodation at a college or hall of residence or equivalent.  Students need to be studying BCEF approved courses which may assist them to work in the bush.


We are currently supporting 10 students at Charles Sturt University and aim to provide scholarships for students attending degree courses at the University of New England.

We anticipate providing scholarships at other regional universities in the near future.

Application criteria

Applicants should come from remote areas of NSW and be intending to work after graduation in a country area. Preference will be given to students experiencing financial hardship. The course being studied should be relevant to a rural context and applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong empathy with rural communities, as well as a record of academic achievement. The scholarship of $3,300 per annum will be offered for a three year period, provided that required academic performance is maintained.

The criteria for the BCEF CSU Scholarship are as follows:

AVAILABLE TO:  Commencing Students

STUDY MODE:  On Campus

CAMPUS:  Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; Dubbo; Orange; Port Macquarie; Wagga Wagga


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science / Bachelor of Veterinary Biology

  • Bachelor of Animal Science

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science

  • Bachelor of Dental Science

  • Bachelor of Medical Science

  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science

  • Bachelor of Education (All Disciplines)

  • Bachelor of Technology (Civil Systems) / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems)

  • Bachelor of Engineering Civil (Honours)

  • Bachelor of Nursing



  • Applicant to be from a remote/isolated area of NSW and experiencing financial hardship (completion of the hardship section of the application is compulsory)

  • Applicant should be studying for a career that could be applied to a rural context. There would be an intention that upon graduation the graduate would work in a country area

  • Applicant should have a strong empathy with the bush community

  • Applicants are required to "provide information on the remote/isolated area of NSW where you live and also indicate your empathy with the community"

  • Preference may be given to applicants who were in receipt of the Federal Government's AIC Allowance or the LAFHA (Living Away from Home) Allowance (supporting documentation to be provided)

  • Phone interviews with selected applicants will take place for final selection of successful candidate



Scholarship value of $10,000 paid at $3,334 in the first year and $3,333 per annum over subsequent two years


The link to the BCEF CSU Scholarship is

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