Education Sponsorship


Baw Baw Shire Council’s Education Sponsorship aims to encourage students in Year 9 and over (or aged between 15 -21 years) in their preferred education pathway by supporting local education providers with an opportunity to recognise and acknowledge attributes and effort.

Education Sponsorship is a stream of Council’s Community Financial Assistance Program that supports local secondary- and pathway-education providers to recognise and financially award students who meet the eligibility criteria. Council’s operating budget includes $4,500 for the Education Sponsorship Program.


Eligible Education Providers can nominate up to two students from Year 9, 10, 11 or 12, or aged between 15-21 years. All students are eligible for the first award. The second award is for a student who is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Applications open in September for a November/ December presentation.

All students nominated have the opportunity to receive $250, a letter and certificate.

These education providers are eligible to apply in 2021:

  • Chairo Christian College (Drouin Campus)
  • Community College Gippsland (Warragul Campus)
  • Drouin Secondary College
  • TAFE Gippsland (Warragul Campus)
  • Lowanna College, Newborough
  • Marist-Sion College
  • Neerim District Secondary College
  • St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School 
  • Trafalgar High School
  • Warragul and District Specialist School
  • Warragul Regional College


Nominees will be outstanding in two or more of these qualities:

  • Authentic
  • Optimistic
  • Pragmatic
  • Respectful
  • Supportive


Sponsorship Dates

The round opens Monday 13 September and will close Friday 22 October 2021.

How to apply

Applications can be made online via SmartyGrants.

Enquiries and Assistance

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 1300 229 229 during business hours or by email.