Edstart Achievement Awards Program

Nominations are now open

Edstart Achievement Awards Program

Nominations are now open

The Edstart Achievement Awards Program acknowledges and rewards talented students from primary and secondary schools across Australia.

About the program

At Edstart, we’re committed to helping Australians reach their potential.

Through this program, we’re aiming to support some of Australia’s extraordinary young minds across a range of disciplines.

It’s a great opportunity for students to be recognised for their contributions and ambitions in an area that they are passionate about.

Acknowledging talented students across Australia

We’re aiming to support some of Australia’s young minds in the following categories.

Technology and innovation

Interested in science, technology, engineering or maths and would like to embark on a project to apply their knowledge and/or experience to solve real world problems

Sustainability and environment

Committed to sustainability and the environment and would like to launch an initiative or program to address a particular issue related to sustainability and the environment

Performing and visual arts

Passionate about performing or visual art and would like to undertake training or a project to further their passion or showcase their talent


Has an innovative idea or initiative in response to a particular need that we can help get off the ground

Sport and physical wellbeing

Talented in a particular sport or is passionate about health and physical wellbeing

Social impact

Passionate about a certain issue and are looking at ways to address it

Each winner will receive an award to recognise their achievement, as well as a $1,500 grant to fund a project, initiative or training related to their category.

Some more details

When will the winners be announced?

We will be selecting and announcing the five finalists in each category on Wednesday 3 August 2021.

Winners will be notified on Monday 9 August 2021, with announcements made that week.

Who can submit a nomination?

A nomination can be submitted by any primary or secondary student with parent/guardian approval or by a parent/guardian on a student’s behalf.

Can I nominate for more than one award category?

Yes, you can submit a separate entry for each category if you wish to apply for more than one of the award categories.

How do I provide additional supporting information?

You can provide additional supporting information such as videos, images or portfolio by including links to these in your nomination form.

If your information is not currently available online, you can upload these to an external storage like Google Drive and Dropbox, and include shareable links into the relevant section in your nomination. For help with using one of these services, please visit their website:

Google Drive


What can the grant be used for?

Each award winner can use the $1,500 grant to help fund the relevant project, initiative or training specified in their nomination form. This can be for something new or extension to an ongoing project, initiative or training related to their category.

Who is Edstart?

Edstart is Australia’s leading education payment provider helping thousands of Australians with their education costs.

We offer simple payment plans to help you manage your school fees and other education expenses such as laptops, tutoring, excursions, uniforms and extra-curricular activities.

About Edstart

Edstart is helping thousands of Australians manage their school fees and education costs.

Whether it’s your kids’ school fees or course fees to help you further your development, Edstart’s flexible payment plans can help you spread large upfront costs into more manageable payments.

Our goal is to help people to fund their education in a sustainable, flexible and low-cost manner that leaves schools, families and students in a better position.

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