Congratulations to the ShortCourseFinder Scholarship 2015 winner, Elizabeth! We were impressed by her desire to learn and commitment to enacting change. Read her winning entry below:icon-ios7-arrow-right-128

“I would use the scholarship money to take Photoshop classes from an authorised Adobe training centre. Between semesters of my masters program in human rights, I often travel to countries where those rights are not always respected. I would like to combine my understanding of human rights with my Bachelor’s degree in communications and interest in photography to pursue photojournalism. People tend to be complacent about the uglier corners of human nature until they can see them with their own eyes, and I want to bring discussion of human rights violations out of academia and government offices and to the local coffee shop. Of course, to get the best out of my photos, I need a more advanced understanding of Photoshop and the printing process. I would use my new Photoshop skills to produce bold images in a consistent style without resorting to too much digital trickery, which I could then hopefully have accepted for exhibition or publication.”

You know how you’ve always promised yourself you’ll get guitar lessons, or perfect your Spanish? Or how you’ve had that niggling thought for months that if you could just get your Microsoft certification, your career might really take off?

Win a $500 scholarshipShortCourseFinder is committed to doing whatever we can to help make your goals a reality.

The ShortCourseFinder Scholarship will award one deserving individual $500 to put towards the cost of learning something new – no matter how big or small!

We’re firm believers that from little things, big things grow, so whether it’s learning how to roll your Rs or discovering a cure for disease: you’ve got to start somewhere.

The ShortCourseFinder Scholarship could be just the start you need!

Read through the information below to find out if you’re eligible, and start preparing your application today.

Applications open 1 October 2014.


This scholarship is available to anyone residing in Australia or internationally, with a desired to learn! Currently enrolled undergraduate and postgraduate students may apply.

How to apply

Follow the steps below to ensure you put your best foot forward:

1. In 250 words or less, answer the following question: ‘How will this scholarship help you to achieve your goals?’
2. Include your contact details: full name, postal address, contact number and email.
3. Email your application to scholarships@shortcoursefinder.com.au

Selection criteria

The ShortCourseFinder Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who we feel provides the most inspiring and well-articulated response. We’re looking for someone who demonstrates a passion for learning!

Scholarship terms and conditions

Full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

After some inspiration? Take a look at our full range of online short courses here. There are over 1,000 to choose from!