Need some extra cash? Grants and scholarships are a great way to pursue dreams that might seem a little out of reach financially. You might need a grant or scholarship for your education, to follow your career or even to travel the world for community aid.
Scholarships and grants are types of assistance (sometimes financial but not always) awarded to a person to help them to do things they wouldn’t usually be able to do due to lack of funding. It’s just a matter of finding a grant or scholarship that suits you and your needs.
Because every grant is different, there will be different requirements for each application. It’s important to get a copy of the grant guidelines to make sure you’re eligible and to know what criteria your application must address and when you have to submit it.
An important thing to keep in mind is that grant and scholarships selection committees will be looking for evidence that you can do what it proposes.
Some of the different grants available
• Future Leaders Awards – The Future Leaders Awards recognise and reward young Australians who have shown strong leadership and potential. There are other Awards available here including creative writing and photography.
• Indent- Indent encourages you to get a crew of your friends together in NSW and come up with a concept for a drug and alcohol free, all-ages music event. If successful, they’ll give you $2,500 to help you realise that vision.
• The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust – The WaEH Trust provides financial assistance to help you out with anything you might need if you are in a crisis situation based on a last resort situation.