Compare Broadband Scholarship Program

About Us

Compare Broadband is an Australian-owned company providing a free and impartial broadband internet comparison and connection service.

Put simply, we are here to help Australians find the Broadband Internet service that best suits their individual needs.

We understand that buying an internet plan can be a daunting experience, especially when there are so many options available and technical language is used. Our aim is to make the experience simple and easy so you can get Broadband Internet as quickly as possible.

We have hundreds of plans listed on our website and we are independent to internet service providers, allowing us to take an objective approach to broadband comparison and connection.

When it comes to NBN plans, we'll help you to weigh up the important factors involved in decision-making.

How does it work?

At Compare Broadband, we like to keep things simple and our 2023 Scholarship Program is no different. Eligible students submit an application which includes an essay (max 1,000 words) on one of the approved topics below. Applications will be shortlisted and reviewed by our panel of judges. A winner will be chosen and they will receive a $2,500 lump sum payment to support their studies. Further terms and conditions apply.

Am I eligible to enter?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Current student at a registered Australian University or TAFE studying a degree, diploma, or certificate studying in a relevant field e.g.:
    • IT and Networking
    • Engineering
    • Communications
    • Science and Technology
    • Journalism
  2. Australian citizen or permanent resident
  3. Over the age of 18
  4. Employees and immediate family members including the spouse, de facto, parent, guardian, child, or sibling (Immediate Family Members) of Value Comparisons Australia Pty Ltd are ineligible to enter.

What’s the prize?

The winner will receive a lump sum payment of $2,500 AUD via bank transfer. They will be contacted by email or phone on or before 31 December 2023.

What do I need to do?

Your application must include an essay of no more than 1,000 words, answering the following:

Explain how internet and broadband technology might change over the next 20 years, how it will impact our lives, and whether we will buy or change broadband plans differently in the future.

How do I apply?

Simply email your application to . Your application must include the following:

  1. Copy of photo identification
  2. Proof of your enrollment in an eligible field of study
  3. Your essay (max 1,000 words)
  4. Your contact phone number and email address

Applications close at 11:59pm on 31st December 2023.

How will the essays be judged?

Compare Broadband’s panel of judges will pick a winner based on the applicant that best demonstrates genuine thought leadership, creativity, and deep insights into the future of broadband technology.

Other conditions to be aware of

  • Your essay may be published, mentioned, or paraphrased on the Compare Broadband website (you will be credited)
  • By submitting your application, you agree to Compare Broadband’s privacy policy
  • Only one submission per student
  • Must be genuine work, not plagiarised or written by AI