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2016 Mayoral Scholarships

2016 Mayoral Scholarships

The Mayoral Academic Scholarships are currently open! Closing date for applications is Friday, 26 February 2016.

The Scholarships are aimed at assisting students in reaching their potential and to make meeting the cost of education a little easier. They are open to students from Year 10 through to TAFE and University, providing they are from the Cessnock local government area. Council has 13 scholarships on offer in 2016, each valued at $2,500 for one year. 

Eligibility, selection criteria and application forms are contained below in each of the individual scholarship documents in the table below.

Sponsor Scholarship
Austar Coal Mine (part of the Yancoal Australia Group) Mining Technical Engineering
Cessnock Retired Mineworkers Mining
The Rotary Club of Cessnock Building and Associated Trades
Cessnock Leagues Club John Knipe Memorial Hospitality and Tourism
Kurri Kurri Rotary John Clarence Memorial Arts
Donaldson Coal Mining
Donaldson Coal Medical Health
Hunter Resource Recovery Post HSC
Hunter Resource Recovery Undergraduate
Solo Resource Recovery TAFE
Kurri Kurri Retired Mineworkers Association Local Government
Cessnock District Learning Centre Nursing
Cessnock District Learning Centre Information Technology 

For further information on the scholarships please click on the individual scholarships listed above or contact Gina Radford on 02 4993 4210.

2015 Mayoral Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2015 Mayoral Scholarship Recipients!