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.