Care2Achieve: scholarship for young women leaving care

Financial, practical and personal support for young women leaving state care who are planning to study at University or TAFE.

In 2016, The Smith Family received important funding from the Queensland Government which has enabled it to expand its existing Learning for Life Tertiary Scholarship Scheme and create the Care2Achieve Scholarship for Young Women Leaving Care.

The Care2Achieve Scholarship is for young women transitioning out of State Care in Queensland and planning to undertake higher education studies (Certificate 3 or above at TAFE or University) within Queensland. To be eligible for the Care2Achieve Scholarship you must be aged 17 – 21. This may include those finishing Year 12 in 2017, already studying at TAFE or University and seeking financial support, or planning on studying in 2018. The value of the scholarship is up to $3,500 per annum, depending on the institution and course type.

Applications for the 2018 intake open 13th July 2017 and close 20th September 2017.

For more information, download this flyer.

To apply, please download the Information Booklet and Application Form. You must also supply two references. Reference form templates are included as part of the application form.

Contact us

Have a question or need more information?

Contact: Paula-Marie Lewis, Tertiary Coordinator

Phone: (07) 3115 6228

Email: Paula-Marie.Lewis@thesmithfamily.com.au