Are you a young person with caring responsibilities? You could be eligible for a 2018 Young Carers scholarship.
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 scholarships give 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 – bursaries.youngcarers.net.au.
How to apply
1. Read the Carers Victoria Young Carers Scholarship Guidelines to ensure you are eligible and understand the terms and conditions.
2. Make an appointment with the BSSC Wellbeing team to complete the Carers Victoria Young Carer Scholarship Application form.
3. Obtain any letters of support from teachers or family about you and your role as a young carer.
4. Drop your forms back to Wellbeing.
Completed applications must be received by 5pm Friday 20 April 2018.
When will you be notified?
Applicants will receive notification regarding the success of their application for a Young Carers Scholarship in late May 2018.
If you have any questions regarding Young Carer Scholarships call in and speak to Jess or Donna in the Wellbeing Centre.