Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship

Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship

The Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship is now open for applications for study in 2020.  AMES Australia is seeking applications from young refugees or asylum seekers living and studying in Australia.

AMES Australia awards two scholarships per academic year - one to an eligible male and another to an eligible female applicant who hold a current visa that permits study in Australia.

If you will be aged between 18 and 30 years old in 2020, are from a refugee or asylum seeker background, and are studying at a TAFE or University you may be eligible to receive a scholarship and we would love to hear from you.  Eligibility criteria can be found here.
$5,000 will be provided to each scholarship recipient to support the purchase of books, tools (if studying a trade course), computer, travel costs (myki), or other materials to support study.

As part of the scholarship, AMES Australia also offers the support of a mentor aligned to the scholarship recipient’s area of study (where possible).
This is a great initiative that aims to support young refugees and asylum seekers to complete their tertiary studies and get them started on their career and job path. 
If you would like to know more about this Scholarship, please read Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship Eligibility Criteria and Award Process and Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship FAQs.

Applications must be submitted online here.


About the Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship

Graham SherryThe Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship is available annually to a young female and male from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to help them complete their studies at university or TAFE.

Applications for the scholarship open in July and close in September each year.

The bursaries celebrate the contribution the former Chair of migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia, Graham Sherry OAM, made to the refugee sector during his 12 year tenure. 

Mr Sherry joined AMES Australia in 2004 after a distinguished legal and business career. In his time as Chair, AMES Australia developed as an organisation fostering new ideas, new ways of working and new visions for the future.

Mr Sherry, who stood down as Chair in 2016 has said he is proud to be associated with the scholarships.