Our students can take advantage of several scholarship and award opportunities.
NSW School Nanga Mai Awards
The Nanga Mai Awards are an annual event organised by Aboriginal Education and Communities Directorate. The awards recognise and celebrate innovation, excellence and educational achievement in Aboriginal education in NSW public schools, school communities and department directorates.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
This Premier’s Reading Challenge encourages students from Kindergarten to Year 9 to develop a love of reading and plays an important role in developing literacy.
Premier’s Debating Challenge
The Premier’s Debating Challenge is open to students from Year 5 to 12. Teams compete in a round robin series of debates against other schools. The winners go on to compete at regional and state level to determine the eventual state champion.
Public speaking competitions
The Arts Unit offers public speaking competitions for NSW school students. Each competition is a great opportunity for students to develop their speech-writing and presentation skills while representing their schools in a state-wide competition.
Premier’s ANZAC Memorial Scholarships
The Premier’s ANZAC Memorial Scholarships are an opportunity to visit significant overseas sites associated with Australia’s participation in war for Years 10 and 11 students in selected schools.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a leading youth development program, empowering young people aged 14-24, in over 130 countries, to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world. The Award provides a framework in which to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities, with support from selected Assessors and the school's Award Leader.
Up to 300 scholarships are available for talented students to train as teachers in secondary maths, science (physics) or English, and in special education.
See Teacher Education scholarships
HSC Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
Scholarships are awarded to students to study to be primary and high school teachers visit Teacher Education Scholarships - Aboriginal
Four scholarships are awarded each year to descendants of WWI and WWII veterans to help finance the first year of a degree course in a NSW or ACT University.
United World College scholarships
These are available to students in Years 11 and 12 to enable young people to spend two years in one of the United World College's 12 overseas campuses for more information visit the United World College website.
Medical and health careers scholarships
The NSW Rural Doctors Network offers scholarships for students interested in having rural experience as part of their studies for more information visit the NSW Rural Doctors Network website.