Scholarships & awards
Evans Paddon Award
Named after the founder of Evans Head, the Evans Paddon Award is a prestigious award for All-Round Excellence in Year 10.
The Perpetual trophy and prize money is awarded to a Year 10 Student who has displayed excellence in several or all of the follow criteria:
Previous recipients of the Evans Paddon Award
2010 - Alexander McKendrick
2011 - Cassandra Keogh
2012 - Sam Weekes
2013 - Kai Tosomeen
2014 - Alec Barker
2015 - Aidan Yourell
Mid-Richmond Education Fund
In order to assist and support our local young people the Mid Richmond Education Fund was established to provide financial assistance. This Fund is designed to help young people further their education opportunities, training, and vocational goals. The Fund recognises the cost to rural students in pursuing their post school training which is often greater than that of city based people and assist those students who find such costs prohibitive. Mid-Richmond Education Fund
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These awards are presented to Aboriginal students, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff, school regions, schools and community members across several categories. They highlight and celebrate excellence and achievement in Aboriginal education in NSW Public Schools.
This popular challenge encourages students from Kindergarten to Year 9 to develop a love of reading and plays an important role in developing literacy.
This annual competition encourages primary school students in Years 3-6 to develop their spelling skills in a fun and educational way. Students are selected at school level to take part in regional finals. Regional winners then compete in the state final.
Opportunities for selected secondary students to visit significant overseas sites associated with Australia's participation in wars, who will be in Years 10 or 11 at the time of travel.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides an internationally recognised, self-development program for 14-25 year olds. The program equips young people with the opportunity to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities.
Up to 300 scholarships are available for talented students to train as teachers in secondary maths, science (physics) or English, and in special education.
Excellence and achievement in high school is recognised by this Commonwealth government award.
Scholarships are awarded to students to study to be primary and high school teachers.
Four scholarships are awarded each year to descendants of WWI and WWII veterans to help finance the first year of a degree course in a NSW or ACT University.
These are available to students in Years 11 and 12 to enable young people to spend two years in one of the United World College's 12 overseas campuses.
The NSW Rural Doctors Network offers scholarships for students interested in having rural experience as part of their studies.