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Education Scholarships

We want to help you achieve your teaching dreams. Catholic Education Cairns offers scholarships to assist our future teachers on their journey. 

Year 12 Education Scholarships 

Who can apply? 

Graduating Year 12 students from Catholic colleges within the Diocese of Cairns. The scholarships are intended for students applying to complete a full-time, four-year Bachelor of Education degree at James Cook University Nguma Bada Campus (JCU) or Central Queensland University (CQU) Cairns campus. These full-time degrees may include Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary majors. 

What is included? 

  • Full payment of HECS fees for up to four years 
  • Teaching position guaranteed for two years within the Diocese of Cairns 
  • Support and opportunities throughout your study

For more information and details about how to apply visit Year 12 Education Scholarships or email

Final Year Education Student Scholarships 

Who can apply? 

Final year students enrolled in teacher training programs at James Cook University Cairns Campus or Central Queensland University Cairns Campus. 

What is included? 

  • Each scholarship provides the student with $1,000 to help transition to employment
  • The opportunity to develop professional relationships with Cairns Catholic Education staff through attendance at a series of information sessions. These sessions will assist recipients with job applications and provide an opportunity to be introduced to Cairns Catholic Education.
  • Additional benefits for ACU final year students 

For more information and details about how to apply, go to Final Year Education Student Scholarships or email