The Bush Children’s Education Foundation of NSW (BCEF) provides assistance to families who live in remote rural locations with restricted financial resources so that their children can attend a rural boarding school for their secondary schooling.
The Secondary Rural Boarding Bursary is designed to bridge the gap between the cost of rural boarding and funding received through NSW and Commonwealth Government allowances. It is awarded on the basis of family income and geographical isolation from an appropriate school along with any other exceptional circumstances that meet our criteria as outlined in the application form.
The Rural Boarding Bursary is awarded for one year and is currently available to a maximum of $2,500 depending on need. It includes boarding fee support and may include additional payments for other appropriate school costs. Payment is made in one instalment directly to the school.
Applicants must reapply each year and applications for 2021 close on Friday 26 February 2020.