Care-Leavers Scholarships

How to apply for these scholarships

Follow the step-by-step process - Care-Leavers Scholarships for commencing students

Follow the step-by-step process - Care-Leavers Scholarship for continuing students

Follow the step-by-step process - Care-Leavers Scholarship for TAFE students

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.

NumberEligibilityValue
2

Foundation Commencing Scholarship

Available for commencing higher education domestic, undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate students who have been in care, kinship care or a state ward for 12 months or more. Two scholarships are available to the value of $7,000 each.

Please read the Selection and Administration Guidelines.

$7,000 each
1

Foundation Continuing Scholarship

Available for a higher education domestic undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate student who has been in care, kinship care or a state ward for 12 months or more in the second or third year of their program. One scholarship is available to the value of $4,000.

Please read the Selection and Administration Guidelines.

$4,000
1

Foundation TAFE Scholarship

Available for a domestic TAFE, VCAL or FAST student who has been in care, kinship care or a state ward for 12 months or more. One scholarship is available to the value of $1,000.

Please read the Selection and administration guidelines.

$1,000