Young Carers Scholarship Program

Young Carers Scholarship Program

The Young Carer Scholarship Program

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 or go to school in Victoria and provide care and support to a family member with an illness or disability.

Please note the number and amount of scholarships awarded is dependent on the number of scholarship applications received and the funding available. Those who receive a Young Carer Bursary in that year will not be eligible.


How to apply

The Young Carer Scholarship Program 2022 has closed. Applicants will be notified by 31 May 2022.



If you have any questions regarding the Young Carer Scholarship program, please call Kate Topp, Member and Supporter Officer on 1800 514 845 (option 4) or email