Northern Rivers Community Foundation SCU Bowen Education Fund Scholarship

Northern Rivers Community Foundation

This scholarship is funded jointly through the Northern Rivers Community Foundation and Southern Cross University and has been awarded to one or two recipients every year since 2009.

Application process

See Applying for a scholarship for more information.

Number available

Up to 2.


$2500 for one year.
See Information for recipients for details about general conditions and payments.

Course of study

Student commencing in any undergraduate program, including honours year at Lismore, Coffs Harbour or Gold Coast campuses or via online study.

Selection criteria

  1. Australian citizens or permanent residents
  2. Living within the Northern Rivers Community Foundation regional footprint  — Tweed Heads, Nimbin, Kyogle, Lismore, Casino, Ballina, Byron Bay and Grafton areas
  3. One scholarship is to be offered to a commencing school leaver. Wherever possible the second scholarship is to be offered to either a commencing non school leaver or a continuing student
  4. Ability to demonstrate disadvantage or hardship.
  5. Ability to demonstrate commitment to the region through their contribution to their school and/or broader community.

Applicants to this scholarship are strongly encouraged to also apply for an SCU Equity Scholarship.

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