Young Carers Scholarship program

Carers Victoria is proud to present the Young Carer Scholarship Program 2019 supported by The Rotary Club Mount Eliza and generous community donations.

Young Carers Scholarship program

Carers Victoria is proud to present the Young Carer Scholarship Program 2019 supported by The Rotary Club Mount Eliza and generous community donations.

About the scholarship program

Over 71,600 young people in Victoria are believed to have significant care responsibilities. They may support their mother, father, sister, brother or grandparent at home because of a disability or illness. Many are at risk of dropping out of school, or have difficulty establishing social networks and participating in activities that their peers enjoy.

Carers Victoria's Young Carer Scholarship program gives young carers attending secondary school the opportunity to be acknowledged for their contributions to their family and the community and to participate in school or community based activities that enhance their skills, educational achievement and abilities, or that help them to participate more fully in their community.

Scholarships of up to $500 are awarded to successful applicants.

Who can apply

Young Carer Scholarships are open to secondary school students who live in Victoria and provide care and support to a family member with an illness or disability.

Please note the number of scholarships awarded is dependant on the amount of scholarship applications received. Those who receive a Young Carer Bursary will not be eligible.

How to apply

  1. Read the Carers Victoria Young Carers Scholarship Guidelines to confirm eligibility and understand the terms and conditions.
  2. Complete the Carers Victoria Young Carer Scholarship Application form
  3. Obtain any Letters of Support from teachers or family about their role as a young carer.
  4. Mail application to:
    Young Carers Scholarship Program
    PO Box 2204
    Footscray VIC 3011

Completed applications must be received by 5pm Friday 12 April 2019.

When will you be notified?

Applicants will receive notification regarding the success of their application for a Young Carers Scholarship in late May 2019. 

Questions

If you have any questions regarding the Young Carer Scholarship program, please call 1800 242 636 or email events@carersvictoria.org.au.

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