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The Cowra Education Foundation was established to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post high school education, training and vocation aspirations. We recognise that the cost of rural students pursuing their post high school goals is often much greater than those of their metropolitan counterparts and that sometimes these costs can be prohibitive.
With this in mind, the Cowra Education Foundation fundraises throughout the year and accepts donations from local residents and businesses in order to provide financial grants to students who need an extra helping hand. The funds come directly from your local community - none of it is government funded - celebrating the aspirations of local youth and working to help them achieve these aspirations. It’s our way of saying “we believe in you and want to support your goals”.
Grants are not awarded on an academic basis. Rather, we support a diverse range of education and career pursuits including apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, degrees, diplomas and certificate level studies or entry careers such as Jillerooing or Jackerooing. We also do not provide cash grants directly to the recipients – the local foundation reimburses the student for a pre-agreed expense or pays the goods and services providers directly.
Grants are available to local youth who have lived and/or attended school in the region for the majority of their high school years. Applicants can be school leavers – years 10, 11 and 12 – or students 21 years or younger. The three selection criteria are:
If you satisfy the above criteria and would like to apply for a grant, please complete the application form (you can download this by clicking on the “Application Form” button in the right hand column of this page) and submit it to the person listed on the form with your supporting documentation. Applicants will be required to attend a panel interview whereupon their outcome of their submission will be notified in writing.
Should you be successful in receiving a grant, we request that you agree to the following obligations:
Applying is very simple. Just download the (.pdf) application form below and return it to us. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.