Care-Leavers Scholarships

Care-leavers scholarships have been established to support former wards of the state or care-leavers. Applicants for a care-leavers scholarship must have been in continuous care for at least 12 months or more. This scholarship is open to all Australian students who have been in care or a state ward.

Please note: When applying through KickStart, you are applying for a Foundation Scholarship.
The selection panel will allocate students to the relevant named scholarships listed below.

How to apply

  1. Complete a KickStart registration;
  2. Complete the Foundation Additional Information Sheet; and
  3. Scan and attach your two written references to the Foundation Additional Information Sheet by the closing date. Written references should be from people (outside of your family) who can comment with knowledge about your circumstances, study history, commitment to furthering education and your personal qualities.

In 2017 four care-leavers scholarships are available:-Higher education domestic undergraduate or postgraduate student who has been in care or a state ward for 12 in the second or third year of their program

No.EligibilityValue
2 Higher education domestic undergraduate or postgraduate student who has been in care
or a state ward for 12 months or more in the first year of their program
$7,000 each
1 $4,000 each     
1 TAFE or FAST student who has been in care or a state ward for 12 months or more $1,000 each