Open Scholarship

2020 Scholarship applications are closed


These Scholarships are open to any student enrolled at the Gordon for a full academic year. Eligiblity for these scholarships is determined by past academic achievement (including professional merit), or financial hardship. Read the descriptions below to find out which scholarship best meets your needs. 

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The Gordon Staff Funded Scholarship

Students must be enrolled in full-time or part-time studies at The Gordon and demonstrate financial hardship as well as commitment and determination to succeed in their course.

  • One scholarship of around $800 (exact value is subject to change) 

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George Alexander Foundation Study Support Scholarship

Students must be enrolled/enrolling in full-time studies and demonstrate excellent academic ability, leadership qualities and the motivation to succeed in their chosen career path and overcome financial barriers to their studies.

  • Five Scholarships valued at $5,000


Tyler Dean Memorial Scholarship

Students overcoming hardship who show commitment towards their studies.

  • Two scholarships of $500


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The Anthony Costa Foundation Scholarship

Students must be enrolling in a minimum of two years study at the Gordon (full-time or part-time) and be financially disadvantaged.

  • One scholarship of $5,000 for each year of study (up to $15,000 in total)

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The Gordon Scholarship

Students must be enrolled full time or part time at The Gordon and be able to demonstrate financial hardship as well as resilience and determination to succeed in their studies.

  • Three scholarships valued at $500


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Ted Dimmick Charitable Trust

Students must be enrolled in full-time or part-time studies and demonstrate initiative and commitment to succeed in their studies and find employment in their chosen career. 

  • Two scholarships valued at $2,500

The David James Russell Memorial Scholarship

Students must be enrolled in full time studies at The Gordon and demonstrate a desire to improve their life outcomes through the creation of career opportunities. Consideration is given to students who have overcome barriers and past personal challenges. 

  • One scholarship valued at $1,000

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The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

The Gordon acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, study and do business. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present. The Gordons Reconciliation Plan can be found here.

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