Care2Achieve – Uni/TAFE scholarships for young women leaving state care

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 moving out of state care in Queensland and planning to undertake higher education studies. To be eligible for the Care2AchieveScholarship you will either be a young woman leaving Year 12 who will be aged 18 in the commencement year of their studies, or a young woman who has already transitioned from Queensland State Care and who is aged up to 21. This may include those studying and seeking support. The value of the scholarship is up to $3,500 per annum, depending on the institution and course type.

Download our information pack for more information on the scholarship benefits, eligibility criteria and application process.

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Today I am announcing that the Australian Government is providing $150,000 to fund a further scholarships program that aims to facilitate training for people from Indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds to deliver family dispute resolution services. In particular, culturally appropriate services for separated families.

A similar scholarships program ran between 2011-2014 for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who wished to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution.

The scope of the new scholarships program has been broadened to cover training in post separation service delivery work. This not only covers family dispute resolution, but also family and relationship counselling, children’s contact services and community development.

It is well known that people from Indigenous and CALD backgrounds face substantial barriers to accessing family law post separation services in Australia.

These scholarships will build and enhance the skills for professionals who understand both the cultural background of different families and the family law system. They are pivotal in bridging current gaps in access to these services.

This initiative supports the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to improving access to justice for people from Indigenous and CALD backgrounds.

Family & Relationship Services Australia will administer the scholarship program. Scholarship applications are now open and will close on 12 May 2015.  Successful applicants will be notified in early June 2015 for courses commencing in the second half of 2015.

Applications for a second round of scholarship, for eligible courses commencing in 2016, will open in November 2015.

For more information please contact Family & Relationship Services Australia.

30 April 2015

Contact:  T: 02 6277 7300  E:

150430 – Media Release – Family dispute resolution service scholarships for Indigenous or CALD backgrounds

Dispute Resolution Branch: The Jack Cranstoun Scholarship

Scholarship available at the Dispute Resolution Branch (DRB).  We would like to invite young people between the ages of 21 and 30 years old to apply for The Jack Cranstoun Scholarship.  One of the aims of the scholarship is to encourage young people to train as mediators.

If you have someone that you know in this age group who is interested in mediation and dispute resolution please feel free to forward on this email.
Attached is some information about the scholarship and how to apply.

READ MORE:  Jack_Cranstoun_Scholarship_2015_.doc

If you need further information, please contact Janet Barnes on 3239 6277.

Kind regards,
Dispute Resolution Branch

Community Mental Health Scholarships

Griffith University scholarships.

These scholarships were originally funded non-recurrently through CMH and transferred to MHAODB in 12-13. Not all the scholarships were able to be taken up this year so Griffith is now offering the opportunity to apply again for 2014.

Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships for 2014

I am pleased to advise applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships and I welcome your assistance in sharing information through your networks.

These scholarships are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders who aspire to become teachers in Queensland schools.

The scholarship provides financial assistance of up to $20,000 over four years to recipients studying an approved an initial teacher education program (full-time) in a Queensland university. It also provides the recipient with the opportunity to secure permanent employment as a teacher in a Queensland state school following graduation.

For 2014 up to 15 scholarships will be awarded to high calibre applicants across four categories:

* School leavers – where the applicant graduates from year 12 in 2013;
* Department of Education, Training and Employment (non-teaching) employees – where the applicant is a non-teaching employee of the Department as at the closing date for applications;
* Postgraduate – where the applicant has already attained a degree and must complete the Graduate Diploma in Education (or equivalent) to be eligible for teacher registration; and
* Post-school category – where all others unable to apply in any of the above categories can apply.

Applications close on Monday 9 December 2013.

A Fact Sheet for is attached for your information. Detailed information about the Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships is available from the Make a Difference. Teach website at
Should you require further information, please contact Wendy Kirby, Project Officer, Workforce Initiatives, by email or by telephone 3237 0689 if you have any questions.

13 278218 2014 Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships Fact Sheet

Australian South Sea Islander scholarships and application form

I am pleased to advise that applications for a scholarship through the 2013 Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation, Scholarship program are now open.

Scholarships are available at the following universities:

· James Cook University (JCU)
· Central Queensland University (CQU)
· University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
· Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Please find attached a copy of the guidelines and application form for 2013. The closing date for applications is Friday 8 February.

Further information can be found on the Multicultural Affairs Queensland website here:

If you have any questions related to this matter please including if you are having difficulties accessing the attached document contact Adam Ismail, Policy Officer, Strategic Projects and Community Relations on 3224 7992.

Garry Page | Executive Director
Multicultural Affairs Queensland | Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs
T: 07 3224 5330 | F: 07 3224 5691

ASSI scholarship guidelines and application form