Scholarships

Avondale offers scholarships in 2016 to high achieving students, indigenous students and to arts, business, education, nursing, science and ministry students. The scholarships on offer appear below, in the following categories:


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Avondale Funded Academic Scholarships


Avondale President's Scholarship


The President’s Scholarship is one of Avondale’s most prestigious scholarships. It is awarded to students from selected secondary schools throughout Australia and New Zealand who demonstrate a rare combination of academic excellence (likely to achieve a university ranking in the top 20% of their state, territory, or country), leadership and service to their school, family, church and community. Eligible recipients may have up to a maximum of one gap year after completing secondary school.
Value: Up to $8,000 over the duration of the course
Applications open: June 2016
Submit applications by: 5 August 2016
Talk to your careers advisor to see if your school is eligible.
Download the Avondale President's Scholarship Form
Download the Avondale President's Scholarship Form (New Zealand)

Avondale Academic Excellence Scholarship


Avondale is committed to nurturing academic achievement. Each year, an Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to all high achieving applicants from Australia and New Zealand. Students must be ranked in the top 10% of the state, territory or country (i.e. receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 90+). Eligible applicants may have up to a maximum of one gap year after completing secondary school.
Value: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for the first year of study and $1,500 ($750 per semester) in each successive year in an undergraduate or VET course (maximum $6,500).
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: no later than enrolment for semester 1 or semester 2, 2016
Download the Avondale Academic Excellence Scholarship Form

Avondale International Merit Scholarship


Avondale is committed to nurturing students who excel in academic achievement, music and fine arts, mission outreach, sporting achievement and student leadership. Two International Merit Scholarships are available to international students who qualify and enrol in one of Avondale’s undergraduate or VET courses.
Value:up to $2,000 AUD ($1,000 per semester) for the first year of study and $1,500 ($750 per semester) in each successive year in an undergraduate or VET course (maximum $6,500).
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: no later than enrolment for semester 1 or semester 2 2016
Download the Avondale International Merit Scholarship Form

Avondale Funded Research Scholarships


Avondale Summer Vacation Research Scholarship


Avondale is committed to nurturing students for reflective and research-informed lifelong learning. The Summer Vacation Research Scholarship provides opportunity for a student to participate in a program of supervised research relevant to the approved Summer Scholarship Supervisors program of research. The scholarship is open to all full-time students who are enrolled beyond the first-year of an undergraduate course offered by Avondale. The scholar period is from November 2015 to the end of the mid-semester break of semester 1, 2016. There are 7 programs of supervised research (placements) offered for 2015/2016.
Value:$4,000 AUD each
Submit applications by: 16 October 2015. APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Avondale Funded Course Specific Scholarships


Avondale Arts Scholarship


Avondale offers up to two Arts scholarships to new students to Avondale, from Australia and New Zealand, who have a passion for Arts and a desire to study a Bachelor of Arts at Avondale.
Value: $5,000 ($1,250 for each semester) for two years of study for students enrolled in the Arts undergraduate degree.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016 (first round), 14 February 2016 (second round), 28 February 2016 (final round) or by 15 July 2016 for new students commencing in second semester.
Please note that all scholarships for 2016 have now been awarded.

Avondale Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching Scholarship


Avondale offers up to five Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching Scholarships to new students from Avondale, from Australia and New Zealand, who have a passion for teaching and a desire to study a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching course at Avondale.
Value: Up to $8,000 over the duration of the course. $4,000 ($2,000 per semester) for the first year of study and $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) in the second and third year for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching undergraduate degree.
For the fourth year of study in the course recipients may apply for the Adventist Schools Australia System Needs Scholarship (valued up to $6,000), which also extends into their first year of employment.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016 (first round), 14 February 2016 (second round), 28 February 2016 (final round) or by 15 July 2016 for new students commencing in second semester.
Download the Avondale Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching Scholarship Form

Avondale Business Scholarship


Avondale offers up to two Business scholarships to new students to Avondale, from Australia and New Zealand, who have a passion for Business and a desire to study a Bachelor of Business at Avondale.
Value: $5,000 ($1,250 for each semester) for two years of study for students enrolled in the Business undergraduate degree.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016 (first round), 14 February 2016 (second round), 28 February 2016 (final round) or by 15 July 2016 for new students commencing in second semester.
Download the Avondale Business Scholarship Form

Avondale Conservatorium of Music Scholarship


Avondale Conservatorium of Music offers a Music scholarship to a new student who has a passion for music and a desire to study a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching course. This scholarship is open to vocal and instrumental studies. The scholarship is awarded on merit, to encourage and recognise a worthy student with demonstrated aptitude and commitment in the area of Music.
Value: $2,000 ($1,000 for each semester) for one year of study for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching course in a Music major or specialisation.
Submit applications by: no later than enrolment for semester 1 or semester 2, 2016
Download the Avondale Conservatorium of Music Scholarship form

Avondale Education Scholarship


Avondale offers up to two Education scholarships to new students to Avondale, from Australia and New Zealand, who have a passion for Education and a desire to study a Bachelor of Education at Avondale.
Value: $5,000 ($1,250 for each semester) for two years of study for students enrolled in the Education undergraduate degree.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016 (first round), 14 February 2016 (second round), 28 February 2016 (final round) or by 15 July 2016 for new students commencing in second semester.
Download the Avondale Education Scholarship Form

Avondale Science Scholarship


Avondale offers up to two Science scholarships to new students to Avondale, from Australia and New Zealand, who have a passion for Science and a desire to study a Bachelor of Science at Avondale.
Value: $5,000 ($1,250 for each semester) for two years of study for students enrolled in the Science undergraduate degree.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016 (first round), 14 February 2016 (second round), 28 February 2016 (final round) or by 15 July 2016 for new students commencing in second semester.
Download the Avondale Science Scholarship Form

The A S & J W Jorgensen Scholarship


Through the generosity of Pastor Alfred W. Jorgensen, a former lecturer in the Faculty of Theology at Avondale, a trust fund has been established to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to theology students at Avondale. Applicants must be able to demonstrate eligibility on the basis of need. Up to two scholarships may be awarded.
Value: $1500 per year may be awarded. The number and amount of scholarships may vary from year to year depending on the funds released from the trust fund.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016
Download the A S & J W Jorgensen Scholarship form

The McDowell Theology Scholarship


Value: up to $1500 per year, up to four first-year scholarships and up to four second, third, or fourth year scholarships are available to new and returning students from Australia or New Zealand who are enrolled in the Bachelor or the Graduate Diploma in Ministry and/or Theology program. One-off grants of up to $1500 may also be awarded.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016
Download the McDowell Theology Scholarship form

Avondale Ministerial Training and Scholarship Fund


This fund offers a Scholarship to Ministry and Theology students in the final two years of their Bachelor of Ministry and Theology degree (BMinTh) or for the final year of those in the Graduate Diploma of Ministry and Theology (GradDipMinTh). Download the application to see if you meet the criteria.
Value:This scholarship is worth up to 50% of the total tuition fee in a full year.
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016
Download the Ministerial Training and Scholarship Fund form

Avondale Funded Non-academic Scholarships


Avondale Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship


Value: $1,500 per year for residential students and $1,000 for non-residential students for each year of study in a VET course and up to four years in an undergraduate course.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016 and 15 July 2016
Download the Avondale Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Form

Avondale Economic Hardship Scholarship


Sums of up to $2,000 are available to Australian and New Zealand students with demonstrated financial need. The amount available is dependent upon the degree of need and the number of applicants. It is awarded as a one-off grant. Information and applications are available from Avondale Admissions or Avondale's Student Finance Office.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 11 March 2016 for semester 1
Submit applications by: 19 August 2016 for semester 2
Download the Economic Hardship Scholarship form

Avondale Service/Leadership Scholarship (New Students)


Avondale offers up to seven Service/Leadership Scholarships to new students from Australia and three to new students from New Zealand.
Value: $5,000 ($1,250 for each semester) for two years of study in any undergraduate or VET course.
Applications open: June 2016
Submit applications by: 5 August 2016
Download the Service/Leadership Scholarship (New Students) form

Avondale Service/Leadership Scholarship (Returning Students)


Avondale offers up to two Service/Leadership Scholarships to returning students enrolled in an undergraduate or VET course.
Value: $5,000 ($1,250 for each semester) for two years of study in any undergraduate or VET course.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016
Please note that all scholarships for 2016 have now been awarded.

Avondale Summer Camp Discount


Avondale offers an unlimited number of discounts to new students who have worked at a Christian Summer Camp program. The Avondale Summer Camp discount is available to Christian Camp program workers.
Value: Up to $150 per week of work in the form of a discount for up to three weeks.
Applications open: 30 September 2015
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016 and 15 July 2016
Download the Summer Camp Discount form

Externally Funded Scholarships


ASA System Needs Education Scholarship


A limited number of scholarships worth $3,000 per annum for up to two years of study are available to teacher education students entering their third or fourth year of an undergraduate teacher education degree course, or the first or second year of a graduate-entry Bachelor of Teaching/Master of Teaching degree course at Avondale College of Higher Education. Each year scholarships are offered in specific teaching fields where ASA perceives that there is a high demand. For 2016 scholarships will be offered to male primary undergraduates and secondary undergraduates with specialisation in English, Mathematics and Science. Successful applicants will also receive an additional $3,000 payable during the first year of employment as a graduate teacher with Adventist Schools Australia, bringing the scholarship total to a maximum amount of $9,000. Emphasis in allocation of scholarships will be given to students undertaking teaching majors in short supply.
Applications open: 30 November 2015.
Click here for further information and an application form

ASA Regional Education Scholarship


A limited number of regional education scholarships worth $5,000 per annum for three years (a total of $15,000 per scholarship) are available to teacher education students entering their third or fourth year of an undergraduate teacher education degree course, or the first or second year of a graduate-entry Bachelor of Teaching/Master of Teaching degree course at Avondale College of Higher Education. The ASA Regional Education Scholarship is a three-year scholarship; hence if commencing a scholarship in the third year of study or the first year of a BTch/MTch study program, the scholarship will continue until the end of the first year of an appointment in an Australian Adventist school. Scholarships commencing in the fourth or final year of an Avondale College teaching degree are extended into the second year of teaching in an Australian Adventist school. Emphasis in allocation of regional scholarships will be given to students willing to teach in Northern Queensland, Bundaberg (Queensland), South NSW, Mildura (Victoria), Tasmania, South Australia or Western Australia.
Applications open: 31 March 2016.
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Commonwealth Scholarship - Indigenous Access Scholarships


The Indigenous Access Scholarship Scheme is an Australian Federal Government initiative that aims to provide assistance to Indigenous Australians who would like to access higher education, particularly those who need to relocate from rural and remote areas to access an approved higher education undergraduate or enabling course. These scholarships are only available to those students who have been invited to apply.

Duncan-Kranz Choral Scholarship


The Conservatorium of Music at Avondale College of Higher Education offers the Duncan–Kranz Choral Scholarship to a maximum of eight Avondale students who have a passion for music and a desire to sing with vocal ensembles Avondale Singers and The Promise. This scholarship is open to all students. The scholarship is awarded on merit to encourage and recognise worthy students with demonstrated aptitude in and commitment to music.
Submit applications by: no later than enrolment for semester 1 or semester 2.
Download the Duncan–Kranz Choral Scholarship form

The Edith Cavell Trust Scholarship


The Edith Cavell Trust Scholarships are available to full-time nurses, undergraduate nursing students and nurses undertaking further studies to enhance their careers. Members and Associate Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association are eligible to apply. Scholarships are awarded on a needs or merit basis.
Submit applications by: 31 July each year for the following academic year.
Full details about the scholarship can be found on the Trust website at www.nswnma.asn.au/the-edith-cavell-trust-scholarship-information/

General Conference - Women's Ministry Scholarship


Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, financial need, and community outreach. Specific amounts of scholarship awards vary from year to year and are dependent on the funds available in your division. Scholarships may be obtained only through your home division.
Submit applications by: 30 September 2015.
Download the GC Women's Ministry Scholarship Application Form

King & Amy O'Malley Trust Scholarships


King & Amy O'Malley Trust awards annual undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for students applying for or enrolled in tertiary Home Economics or equivalent programs, such as Consumer Science, Family and Consumer Studies. Scholarships are worth $5000 for undergraduate students and $7500 for full time postgraduate students (also available as part time scholarships).
Submit applications by: 5.00pm on the last Friday in July 2016.
Full details about the scholarships can be found on the Trust website http://omalleytrust.org.au

Morisset High School Scholarship


Avondale offers a privately funded scholarship to a Year 12 student at Morisset High School. The scholarship is worth AU$2,000 ($1,000 for each semester) for the first year of study in an undergraduate degree at Avondale.
Submit applications by: 30 August 2015.
Download the Morisset High School Scholarship form

NZPUC Education Scholarship and Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) Assistance Grant


The New Zealand Pacific Union Conference (NZPUC) wishes to encourage students preparing for the Teaching Ministry. A tangible way of doing this is to provide financial assistance to students studying Teacher Education at Avondale College of Higher Education (Australia). The purpose of these scholarships is to enhance the supply of Seventh-day Adventist teachers in New Zealand. The NZPUC has two forms of assistance available for students studying for a teaching qualification at Avondale College. There is a Commonwealth Supported Place Assistance Grant of AU$1000 and an Education Scholarship of AU$3000.
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016.
For full details of this scholarship please contact the NZPUC Secretary Treasurer.

NZPUC New Zealand Students Scholarship


The New Zealand Pacific Union Conference would like to assist in making an Avondale education more viable for New Zealand students and to increase the supply of denominationally trained workers for the church in New Zealand.
Submit applications by: 31 January 2016 and 31 July 2016.
For full details of this scholarship please contact the NZPUC Secretary Treasurer.
Last Updated:22nd June 2016
Updated By: Brian Greentree