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The Government of South Australia Department of Education is offering 2019 STEM Scholarships for students to pursue science and mathematics (STEM) subjects at SACE Stage 1 and 2 level.

The award is open to public school secondary students undertaking SACE stage 1 STEM subjects in 2020 and SACE stage 2 subjects in 2021. The program is designed to support students to achieve their best possible Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) through targeted financial support to pursue STEM subjects and pathways.




Application Process

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The best opportunity for public school secondary students to study a STEM program.

Every South Australian child and young person deserves the opportunity to be their best in life. With this purpose, South Australia Department of Education has committed to giving every chance for every child to have the best start in life and improve their chances of future success.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 6, 2019

Brief Description

University or Organization: Government of South Australia
Department: Department of Education
Course Level: Any from the Government school
Award: Cost of tutors, laptops, excursions or any other strategy
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: Varies
Nationality: South Australian
The award can be taken in South Australian


Eligible Countries: Applications will be accepted only from South Australia
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The program is available in STEM filed – Mathematics (Methods or Specialist), Chemistry or Physics
Admissible Criteria: To apply for this application
you must be:
commencing SACE Stage 1 in 2020 with the intention of completing SACE Stage 2
enrolled in a government school
the holder of a school card (not required for Aboriginal learners)
demonstrating an interest in STEM subjects (C minimum in year 10 maths and science)
intending to pursue at least 1 of the following SACE Stage 2 subjects; Mathematics (Methods or Specialist), Chemistry or Physics
willing to participate in a mentoring program held in a location other than the student’s school
willing to participate in other activities that expand awareness of STEM careers
willing to participate in activities that encourage a STEM learning mindset
willing to attend a STEM award induction with the teacher-mentor.

How to Apply

How to Apply: To complete the application process, applicants must download and submit 3 forms.

Benefits: The fund covers the cost of tutors, laptops, excursions or any other strategy that directly supports the student to achieve in their chosen STEM subjects and pathways.

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