Scholarships

EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP ROUND  – NOW CLOSED

Our Spring Scholarship Round will reopen in November 2022.

Scholarship funding will be available for individuals with a connection to the Limestone Coast, seeking financial support to achieve their educational goals in 2023. Scholarships are open to all ages and are available to support education from Kindergarten through to Tertiary and Trade based education.

How to apply – New Online Application Process

Applications will be provided by individuals through the Foundation’s new online application process.

Below you will find a link directing you to the online application form.

 Important:  The form can be partially completed, saved and an email will be sent to provide a link to allow you to continue the application process over time.  Ensure that you enter the correct email address for the link as applications cannot be recovered where incorrect information has been entered.

For those who have received funding in the past and have not yet provided an acquittal, this is required to be eligible for another scholarship.

Scholarship applications will ONLY be accepted for courses being studied in 2022.

Link to the Scholarship Application Form – Application Form

Guidelines for Educational Scholarships are available below, please read the guidelines prior to submitting your online application.

A list of application questions are available to view prior to commencing the application process.

Educational Scholarship Guidelines (PDF) / Download 284135

List of Scholarship Application Questions / Download 31118

Educational Scholarship Acquittal / Download 407552

Application information

All Scholarship Applications must be lodged online.

About our Scholarship Program

Stand Like Stone gives educational scholarships, which promote the recipients’ education through an approved Australian course. Stand Like Stone’s Educational Scholarship Fund was established to provide money for scholarships, bursaries or prizes which promote the recipients’ education in a recognised pre-school, primary, secondary or tertiary course and are awarded on merit or for reasons of equity. Donations to the Educational Scholarship Fund are tax deductible.

How are scholarships awarded?

Scholarships are awarded on:

  • Reasons of equity (Examples of equity would cover students who are experiencing socio-economic disadvantage or hardship, or suffering disability. Other reasons may include special needs flowing from age, gender, ethnicity or geographic location.)
  • Merit (The basis of merit can be academic and can also include non-academic criteria where they are sufficiently connected with the educational objectives such as sporting or artistic ability where the sporting or artistic pursuit is part of the curriculum.)

Scholarship Areas of Interest

A number of donors have made gifts to the Educational Scholarship Fund. These donors have indicated that they prefer the following areas of interest be supported by their gift;

  • L M Woodruff Memorial Scholarship – Provides scholarships to assist young women identifying with the Limestone Coast undertake a nursing career at any level.  This scholarship can be given to a secondary student with an ambition to study nursing or can be given to a student entering tertiary study.
  • Mount Gambier High School Student Scholarship – Provides educational scholarships to past, current or future students of Mount Gambier High School.  This includes any previous or current Mount Gambier High School students, primary school students who will be attending Mount Gambier High School or students who are moving from another school to Mount Gambier High School in the year that the scholarship applies.
  • Keith Area School Student Scholarship – Provides educational scholarships to past, current or future students of Keith Area School.  This includes any previous or current Keith Area School students or students who are moving from another school to Keith Area School in the year that the scholarship applies.
  • Kingston Community School Student Scholarship – Provides educational scholarships to past, current or future students of Kingston Community School.  This scholarship will be awarded on reasons of equity (as defined in ‘How are scholarships awarded’)  in the year that the scholarship applies.
  • Lucindale Area School Student Scholarship – Provides educational scholarships to past, current or future students of Lucindale Area School.  This includes any previous or current Lucindale Area School students and students who are moving from another school or kindergarten to Lucindale Area School in the year that the scholarship applies. The scholarship can also be used to assist current or past students of Lucindale Area School to undertake further educational studies at a tertiary level – such as, but not limited to, University, TAFE and other approved courses.
  • Grant High School Student Scholarship – Provides educational scholarships to past, current or future students of Grant High School.  This includes any previous or current Grant High School students and students who are moving from another school to Grant High School in the year that the scholarship applies. The scholarship can also be used to assist current or past students of Grant High School to undertake further educational studies at a tertiary level – such as, but not limited to, University, TAFE and other approved courses.
  • Millicent High School Student ScholarshipProvides educational scholarships to past, current or future students attending or enrolling at Millicent High School.  This includes current Millicent High School students, primary school students who will be attending Millicent High School or students who are moving from another school to Millicent High School in the year that the scholarship applies.  The scholarship can also be used to assist current or past students of Millicent High School to undertake further educational studies at a tertiary level – such as, but not limited to, University, TAFE and other approved courses.
  • L T O’Connor Scholarship – Provides scholarships for reasons of merit (as defined in ‘How are scholarships awarded’) in the area of music to people identifying with the Limestone Coast to assist them in furthering their experiences and knowledge in music.
  • de Nys Family Memorial Scholarship – Provides scholarships for reasons of equity (as defined in ‘How are scholarships awarded’) for primary, secondary or tertiary students identifying with the greater Mount Gambier area.
  • Focis on Youth Scholarship – Provides scholarships to assist people identifying with the Limestone Coast to undertake educational studies at any level – primary, secondary or tertiary courses.
  • Stand Like Stone Scholarship – Provides scholarships to assist people identifying with the Limestone Coast to undertake educational studies at any level – primary, secondary or tertiary courses.
  • Penola Coonawarra Vititec Community Scholarship – Used to provide scholarships to kindergarten, primary, secondary or tertiary students with a connection to the greater Penola Coonawarra area. The scholarship was established upon the winding up of VITITEC which aimed  to increase the knowledge of grape growing and viticultural techniques in the region.
  • Cornerstone Scholarship – Was first offered in 2015 and provides scholarships for reasons of equity or merit to benefit kindergarten, primary, secondary or tertiary students identifying with the greater Bordertown area.
  • SARWG Scholarship – Established via a donation from the Mt Gambier SA Rural Womens Gathering and supported by Women in Business and Regional Development. The SARWG scholarship was first offered in 2015 and provides scholarships to benefit rural women identifying with the Limestone Coast in the pursuit of their educational goals.
  • The Balnaves Fdn Scholarship – The Balnaves Fdn Educational Scholarship is provided for reasons of equity or merit to benefit kindergarten, primary, secondary or tertiary students identifying with the greater Penola area or the Limestone Coast. The scholarship will be awarded to assist with study, with a focus on young people, the disadvantaged and indigenous communities. It is preferable (but not essential), to award the scholarship to a student that has an interest in the region and the indigenous history of the area.
  • The LE & NC Myers Scholarship – The LE & NC Myers Educational Scholarship is provided for reasons of equity or merit to support young people under the guardianship of the Minister or who have exited the guardianship of the Minister to achieve their goals in vocational and tertiary education.
  • Lorry Humphreys Memorial Scholarship – Lorraine Humphreys passed away at the age of 84 in October 2015. She left her estate to Stand Like Stone to provide scholarships and programs for people seeking to pursue a career in the Trades and the Arts.
  • Rackham’s Educational Scholarship – The Rackhams educational scholarships are provided for reasons of equity or merit to benefit secondary or tertiary students with a connection to the Wattle Range Council area and the Limestone Coast. Three (3) x $10,000 scholarships will be provided annually.
  • Barrie Holmes Memorial Scholarship –  The Barrie Holmes Memorial Scholarship is provided for reasons of equity or merit to benefit students with a connection to the Limestone coast to support their education with particular reference to benefit their sports and athletic development.

What can the scholarship be used for?

The scholarship can be used for: 

  • Approved curriculum and courses at Australian educational institutions (such as pre-schools, primary schools, secondary schools, higher education institutions and registered training organisations) that are approved or recognised by Australian educational authorities.
  • Related living and boarding costs

Who can apply

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents (If successful you will be required to provide evidence of your Australian citizenship / permanent residency.)
  • People enrolled in or intending to enrol in a recognised course of study.  This must be an approved curriculum and/or course at an Australian educational institution that is recognised by Australian educational authorities. The approved Australian course can be pre-school, primary school, secondary school or tertiary courses.  Applicants who have commenced study prior to the opening of the current round will be considered however, successful applicants will only receive funding for study undertaken from the year of the scholarship onwards.
  • People with a connection to the Limestone Coast or a desire to live and work in the Limestone Coast now or in the future.

Scholarships will be advertised widely.

Scholarships and Tax

Recipients of scholarships are strongly encouraged to seek their own advice from Centrelink, the Australian Taxation Office, or a financial adviser for assistance regarding their own financial situation.