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 those who receive a Young Carer Bursary will not be eligible.
The Young Carer Scholarship Program 2017 has now closed.
Applicants will receive notification regarding the success of their application for a Young Carers Scholarship in late May 2017.
If you have any questions regarding the Young Carer Scholarship program, please call 1800 242 636 or email email@example.com.