Scholarships

Avondale offers scholarships to high achieving students and indigenous students, as well as arts, business, education, nursing and health, ministry and theology, and science students.

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Avondale Prestigious Scholarship


Avondale Vice Chancellor/President's Scholarship

The Vice Chancellor/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 show transformational qualities throughout their schooling years and significantly contribute to their school, community, family and/or church.

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: July
Submit applications by: 1 October

Download the Avondale Vice Chancellor/President's Scholarship Form

Avondale Funded Academic Scholarships


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) 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
Submit applications by: no later than enrolment for semester one or semester two

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 (2) International Merit Scholarships are available to international students who qualify and enrol in one of Avondale’s undergraduate or Outdoor Leadership VET courses.

Value: up to $6,500 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 Outdoor Leadership VET course (up to $6,500).
Applications open: 30 September
Submit applications by: no later than enrolment for semester one or semester two

Download the Avondale International Merit Scholarship Form

Avondale Funded Research Scholarships


Avondale Summer Research Scholarship

For more information, visit the Summer Research Scholarships

Avondale Funded Course Specific Scholarships


Avondale Arts Scholarship

Avondale offers up to two (2) 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
Submit applications by: 31 January (first round), 28 February (final) or by 15 July for new students commencing in second semester.

Download the Avondale Arts Scholarship Form

Avondale Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching Scholarship

Avondale offers up to five (5) Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching Scholarships to new students from Australia and New Zealand, who have a passion for teaching and a desire to study a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching 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.
Applications open: 30 September
Submit applications by: 31 January (first round), 28 February (final) or by 15 July 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 (2) 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
Submit applications by: 31 January (first round), 28 February (final) or by 15 July for new students commencing in second semester.

Download the Avondale Business Scholarship Form

Avondale Education Scholarship

Avondale offers up to two (2) education scholarships to new students Avondale, from Australia and New Zealand, who have a passion for education and a desire to study an undergraduate education degree or Master of Teaching course at Avondale.

Value: $5,000 ($1,250 for each semester) for two years of study for students enrolled in an education undergraduate degree.
Applications open: 30 September
Submit applications by: 31 January (first round), 28 February (final) or by 15 July for new students commencing in second semester.

Download the Avondale Education Scholarship Form

The A S & J W Jorgensen Scholarship

Through the generosity of Pastor Alfred W. Jorgensen, a former lecturer in the Avondale Seminary at Avondale, a trust fund has been established to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to ministry and theology students at Avondale. Applicants must be able to demonstrate eligibility based on need. Up to two (2) scholarships may be awarded.

Value: $1,500 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
Submit applications by: 31 January

Download the A S & J W Jorgensen Scholarship form

The McDowell Memorial Scholarship 2021-2022

There are 10 scholarships available to new ministry and theology students beginning their studies in 2021 or 2022. Scholarships are available to Australian or New Zealand students enrolled in either a Bachelor of Ministry and Theology or a Graduate Diploma of Ministry and Theology.

Applications open: 30 September
Submit applications by: 19 February

Download the McDowell Memorial Scholarship form

The McDowell Theology Scholarship

Value: up to $1,500 per year, up to four (4) first-year scholarships and up to four (4) second, third, or fourth-year scholarships are available to new and returning students from Australia or New Zealand who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Ministry and Theology or Graduate Diploma of Ministry and Theology program. One-off grants of up to $1,500 may also be awarded.

Applications open: 30 September
Submit applications by: 31 January

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: 28 September

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
Submit applications by: 31 January and 15 July

Download the Avondale Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Form

Avondale Service/Leadership Scholarship (New Students)

Avondale offers up to seven (7) service/leadership scholarships to new students from Australia and three (3) to new students from New Zealand.

Value: $5,000 ($1,250 for each semester) for two years of study in any undergraduate or Outdoor Leadership VET courses.
Applications open: 30 September
Submit applications by: 31 January

Download the Service/Leadership Scholarship (New Students) form

Avondale Service/Leadership Scholarship (Returning Students)

Avondale offers up to two (2) service/leadership scholarships to returning students enrolled in an undergraduate or the Outdoor Leadership VET courses, or one of the following postgraduate courses: Graduate Diploma of Ministry and Theology, Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Value: $5,000 ($1,250 for each semester) for two years of study in any of the courses identified above.
Applications open: 30 September
Submit applications by: 31 January

Download the Service/Leadership Scholarship (Returning Students) form

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
Submit applications by: 31 January and 15 July

Download the Summer Camp Discount form

Externally Funded Scholarships


AUC Women in Pastoral Ministry Scholarship

The Australian Union Conference (AUC) has established a Women in Pastoral Ministry (WiPM) Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to female ministry and theology students enrolled at Avondale University. The scholarship has been established to affirm and encourage women to undertake theological training allowing them to be equipped for pastoral ministry in the local church.

Value: The value of each scholarship is worth up to $14,000 for BMinTh and $7,000 for the GradDipMinTh over the duration of the degree.

Application deadline: 31 January

Further information about the AUC Women in Pastoral Ministry Scholarship
Download the AUC Women in Pastoral Ministry form

Brisbane Water (NSW) Legacy Scholarship

If you’re looking for financial assistance and are a direct descendant of a veteran, a Brisbane Water (NSW) Legacy Scholarship could be your chance to study the course you’ve always dreamed of.
The scholarship supported by AVCAT provides the successful applicant with a benefit of $4,000 for their first year of study and increases each year for a maximum of four years.

Applications are open all year. The best time to apply is between February and September if you’re planning to start your studies in the following year.

For full details of the scholarship go to https://www.bwlegacyscholarship.com.au/

Choosi Future Grant Program

Through this program, we are offering financial assistance to those studying the health, fitness and medical disciplines to help them, help others lead healthy lives. This grant is offered annually to one (1) person.

Applications for the 2020-21 grant are open until 31 October 2021. The value of this grant is $5,000.

Full details about this scholarship can be found on the Choosi website www.choosi.com.au/grants

Contevo Digital Marketing Scholarship

If you have a passion for marketing, please apply for this scholarship and share your interest with everyone.

Value: $5,000
Application deadline: December 31, every year.

Further information regarding this scholarship can be found on the Contevo website https://contevo.com.au/scholarship

David Down Memorial Scholarship

Avondale Seminary offers one (1) David Down Memorial Scholarship each year to encourage and recognise students enrolled in the first year of a ministry or theology degree course at Avondale. If you have a gift and a passion for communicating the gospel but cannot access the Australian government loan scheme FEE-HELP, please apply.

Value: up to $3,000 over two years.
Applications close: 4 August

Download the David Down Memorial Scholarship form

Driscoll Pacific Islands Student Scholarship

The Driscoll Pacific Islands Student Scholarship has been made possible as a result of the generosity of Linda and William Driscoll, both alumni of Avondale University. They both served for many years in the Pacific Islands. They desired to assist students coming directly from the Pacific Island nations of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to study at Avondale.

Value: Up to two (2) scholarships valued at $2,000 per year may be awarded.
Submit applications by: no later than enrolment for Semester 1 or semester 2.

Download the Driscoll Pacific Islands Student Scholarship form

Duncan–Kranz Choral Scholarship

The Conservatorium of Music at Avondale University offers the Duncan–Kranz Choral Scholarship to a maximum of eight (8) 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 Arthur Patrick Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarship

In honour of Avondale's formative influence on Arthur and of his subsequent influence on this campus, it is the wish of the Patrick family to provide an opportunity to promote scholarship in one of Arthur's main areas of scholarly interest, Adventist Studies. With this in mind, the Arthur Patrick HDR Scholarship is made available to Research MPhil and PhD students who wish to research areas related to Adventist Studies.

This scholarship is only available to students currently enrolled in HDR programs at Avondale. Further, applicants should have completed the first full year or equivalent of their program, and not yet be undertaking their final year.

Submit applications by: 31 January or by 15 July for second semester.

Download The Arthur Patrick Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarship form

The Edith Cavell Trust Scholarship

The Edith Cavell Trust Scholarships are available to financially assist nurses, midwives, assistants in nursing, and assistants in midwifery. Applicants must be a financial member or associate member of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association. Scholarships are awarded on a needs or merit basis.

Submit applications by: 5.00pm 31 July each year for the following academic year.

Full details about the scholarship can be found on the Trust website www.nswnma.asn.au/the-edith-cavell-trust-scholarship-information/

The Greater Sydney Conference (GSC) Teacher Training Scholarship

The Greater Sydney Conference (GSC) Teacher Training Scholarship is designed to assist Adventist school companies secure quality teachers to meet the company’s needs. Scholarships are available for the second and subsequent years of approved study for a teaching degree. Approved scholarships are worth up to $3,000 per year during the approved scholarship period. The GSC Teacher Training Scholarship is funded and managed by the local Adventist school company in harmony with the guidelines approved by the Adventist Schools Australia National Education Council.

For full details of the scholarship visit GSC Teacher Training Scholarship

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, Food and Nutrition, and Teacher Education.

Scholarships are worth $5,000 for undergraduate students and $7,500 for full-time postgraduate students (also available as part-time scholarships).

Full details about the scholarships can be found on the Trust website http://omalleytrust.org.au

King Family Scholarship

The Conservatorium offers the King Family Scholarship to students at Avondale University who have a passion for music and a desire to sing with the vocal ensembles, the Avondale Singers and The Promise. All students enrolled in a degree course who are not majoring in vocal music can apply for the scholarship.

Value: Up to two scholarships valued at $500 per student per semester.

Download the King Family Scholarship Form

Morisset High School Scholarship

The Morisset High School Scholarship encourages Year 12 students at Morisset High School to complete their tertiary education at Avondale University. The scholarship is sponsored by the Morisset ADRA Op Shop, which donates its proceeds for the benefit of the local community.

Value: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for the first year of the course.
Submit applications by: End of week five (5) in term three (3) of the Morisset High School school year.

Download the Morisset High School Scholarship form

NSW Department of Education

teach.NSW has the following scholarships available now:
  • Teach.Mathsnow Scholarship
  • Teacher Education Scholarship
  • Teacher Education Scholarship - Aboriginal
  • Teach.Rural Scholarship
  • Graduate Teacher Scholarship

Submit applications by: 27 August 2021

Full details about these scholarships can be found on their website www.teach.nsw.edu.au

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

The New Zealand Pacific Union Conference (NZPUC) wishes to encourage students to prepare for a teaching ministry. A tangible way of doing this is to provide financial assistance to students studying teacher education at Avondale. 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.

There is a Commonwealth Supported Place Assistance Grant of AU$1,000 and an Education Scholarship of AU$3,000.

Submit applications by: 21 February and 24 July

For full details of this scholarship please contact the NZPUC Secretary-Treasurer by email at [email protected]

NZPUC New Zealand Students Scholarship

The New Zealand Pacific Union Conference would like to assist in making 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: 21 February and 24 July

Download the NZPUC New Zealand Students Scholarship form

Real Futures Grant

Since Real Insurance was launched in Australia in 2005, our goal has been to protect the quality of people’s lives. We do this by providing insurance products that meet the needs of everyday Australian's and offer peace of mind at an affordable price.

We know that real health for you and your family is only ever as good as the people who are providing it. And we know that finances are a key factor for families as well as insurance products and services. So, with that in mind, we are helping to encourage the best people into the healthcare, business and finance industries by providing the Real Futures Grant.

Value: An up-front payment of $5,000 is offered annually to one (1) person.
Applications: The 2020 - 2021 grant is open until 31 October 2021.

Eligible Criteria:
  • Business – including any business-related courses from any institution.
  • Finance – including actuarial, statistics, accounting and general finance courses.
  • Medicine – including medical and health sciences, surgery and medical research.
  • Healthcare – including health and fitness-related specialties, sport sciences, health services assistance and international health.
  • Specialist healthcare – including nursing, optometry, dentistry and pharmacy.

For more information on how to apply, please visit: https://www.realinsurance.com.au/real-futures-grant

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program is to help Australians in regional and remote areas to access higher education. It supports people studying from Certificate IV through to PhD level.

Eligible students may receive up to $18,000, based on course length. Shorter, part-time qualifications are paid on a pro-rata basis. An extra $500 is also available to support an internship.

Applications will remain open during 2021. Students must commence (have commenced) the first year of study at any time during 2021.

Further information on the RRES program, including program guidelines, eligibility requirements and how to apply, are available online.

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) https://www.qtac.edu.au/rres-program/

The Promotion Products Bi-Annual $3000 Scholarship

  • $3,000 cash award
  • Bi-annual
  • Short essay submission
  • Open to all current students

Submit applications by: 15 January or 15 July

Full details about this scholarship can be found on their website https://www.promotionproducts.com.au/scholarship/

Shields Scholarship

The merit-based Shields Music Scholarship encourages a new student with a passion for music to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching course at Avondale University.

Value: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for the first year of the course.
Submit Applications by: March 1 each year

Download the Shields Scholarship form

The Winifred Kiek Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Christian women living in multicultural Australia, Pacific Island nations, and member countries of the Asian Church Women’s Conference; women who already have basic training in a chosen field of work.

It provides the opportunity for further theological or lay leadership training to better equip the scholar to provide leadership in her own country, church and community. The scholarship may be used to cover fares, tuition fees and accommodation, and is awarded annually.

Applications for 2022 have now closed.

Information about the 2023 scholarship will be available on the website in January 2022 https://www.acw.org.au/the-winifred-kiek-scholarship