Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship

Are you a refugee or asylum seeker between the ages of 18-30 in need of financial assistance to undertake study in a Victorian tertiary institution (TAFE or University) in 2018?

Then AMES Australia would like to hear from you!

We are excited to announce the inauguration of the Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship, a new initiative to support the study and careers of refugees and asylum seekers living in Victoria.

Two scholarships will be awarded for the 2018 academic year - one to an eligible male and another to an eligible female applicant who hold a current visa that permits study in Australia.

$5,000 will be provided to each scholarship holder to support the purchase of books, tools (if studying a trade course), computer, travel costs, or other materials to support study.

If the scholarship holder is studying at a TAFE, some of the funds may be used to contribute towards course fees.

This is a great opportunity to apply for financial assistance to help complete your tertiary studies to get you started on your career and job path.

Download the guidelines and FAQs to find out more.

Applications are now closed and applications will reopen in June 2018 for 2019 Scholarships.


About the Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship

Two new scholarships for young people from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds will help to support people newly arrived in Australia in accessing tertiary education.


The Graham Sherry OAM Scholarships will be available annually to a young female and male from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to help them complete their studies at university or TAFE.


The bursaries celebrate the contribution the former Chair of migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia Graham Sherry OAM has made to the refugee sector over 12 years.


Mr Sherry joined AMES 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.


To honour his contribution to the Australian migration and multicultural sector, AMES Australia is pleased to announce the Graham Sherry OAM Scholarship. Mr Sherry, who stood down as Chair last August, 2016 said he is proud to be associated with the scholarships.