Secondary Schooling Scholarships

The Department of Education coordinates a range of student scholarships, grants and prizes to meet some of the costs of secondary schooling. DOE secondary schooling scholarships are now open for applications through the Department’s website. Students completing Year 6 this year at EDHS may be eligible for one of the two scholarships below:

James and Rose Coombe Scholarships for regional and remote students. Several of these scholarships are available each year and successful applicants can reapply in subsequent years. The funding amount starts at $1 000.

Maud Zervos Education Grants for students with a parent/caregiver who has a disability related to spinal or limb paralysis or limb loss. A ‘rollover clause’ in this scholarship makes funding available for each year of secondary study, subject to satisfactory progress. The fund- ing amount starts at $750 in lower secondary and rises to $1 000 for upper secondary studies.

Applications for both scholarships close at 5.30pm on Thursday 10 December 2020 (Week 9).

Scholarship eligibility criteria, online application forms and information on how to apply can be found on the Department’s scholarships webpage: https://

Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Program applications are now open. Year 5 students are provided with flyers which provide information about the program. The programs are available at 24 public secondary schools. Regional students have the option of boarding or studying online. Families can apply online at