The Harding Miller Education Foundation Scholarship Program provides practical support to lift the educational and career aspirations of high potential Australian girls who are facing economic hardship.

New scholarships are valued at approximately $20,000 over the course of 4 years. Scholarships are provided as a ‘toolkit’ that students can use to support their pursuit of academic excellence. Successful applicants for 2018 will receive the following 2 years’ support:

  • High quality lap-top and help desk support
  • 4G mobile broadband including 6GB data per month
  • $2,000.00 of ‘face to face’ tutoring per year
  • Subscription to an online study help provider
  • $200.00 eftpos gift card for stationary & books each year
  • $200.00 eftpos gift card for school fees and excursions each year
  • $200.00 eftpos gift card for school uniforms each year
  • Mentoring

Students will receive a two-year scholarship subject to student’s ongoing dedication to school and tertiary education ambitions. The Foundation intends to support students for another two years until they graduate from High School.
At the end of each year, students will be required to provide to the Harding Miller Education Foundation evidence of their successful progress through their study by completing an online survey and uploading their most recent reports. If an applicant fails to submit the annual survey, the Harding Miller Education Foundation reserves the right to terminate the scholarship.
Please ensure you read the scholarship Terms & Conditions before applying for the scholarship.
o Girl entering Year 9 in 2018
o Attends an Australian public school
o Australian citizen or permanent resident
o Demonstrates high potential academically
o Shows a motivation to achieve academically and professionally, including an intention to carry on to tertiary education
o Experiencing personal or socioeconomic hardship
o Agree to the Terms and Conditions of the scholarship, including providing feedback to the Harding Miller Education Foundation at the completion of each academic year during the scholarship period
o Demonstrated interest in extracurricular, community or leadership activities will be considered favourably.
A selection panel will review all scholarship applications and assess them against the selection criteria. The selection panel will include representatives of The Public Education Foundation, The Harding Miller Education Foundation, The Department of Education and independent panel members.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome by email. If successful, the scholarship recipient’s principal and parent/guardian will also be notified.
To apply for the Harding Miller Education Foundation Scholarship, students can access the link to the online portal via the Foundation’s website
Prior to your application, you should compile the following information ready to submit:
o Applicants details including:
Full name
 Date of birth
 Primary phone number (home or mobile)
 Postal address
 School email (used to set up your laptop)
 Personal email (if applicable)
 400-word personal statement describing how you meet the selection criteria and why you are a suitable candidate

o Residential status including:
 You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

o Parent/guardian details (at least one but up to two) including:
 Name
 Phone number
 Email address
 Relationship to student
 Country of birth
 Parent/guardian signed the consent form agreeing to the Scholarship Terms & Conditions

o School details including:
 Name of school
 Name, phone number and email address for Your Principal and Your School Administration Manager
 A reference from your Principal explaining how they think you meet the scholarship criteria
 Scan of your most recent school report
 Scan of your Year 7 NAPLAN results (example)

o Personal referee details including:
 Name
 Relationship to student
 Organisation & position
 Phone number & email address
 A personal reference explaining how they think you meet the scholarship criteria

o Basic information about you and your family including:
 The highest qualification gained by a member of your immediate family
 Whether you are Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Pacific Islander or South Sea Islander
 If you are from a Non-English speaking family
 Which languages you speak at home
 Whether you have been in out-of-home care
 How you and your family are experiencing economic hardship
 How you found out about the scholarship

Once you have finalised your application and all fields are complete (including references and reports as required) you may submit it.
Applications will close at 11:59pm on Sunday 29th October 2017.
o Call the Harding Miller Education Foundation on 02 9556 7537
o Email the Harding Miller Education Foundation on
o Visit our website on

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