Educational Scholarship Opportunities for youth

Young Australia League Ltd (YAL) has formed Young Australia League JJ “Boss” Simons Charitable Endowment Trust (the Trust) with the objective to provide money for scholarships, bursaries or prizes that promote educational opportunities for Australian youth in accordance with its mission.

YAL will be offering the following scholarships for the 2022 academic year.

 

National

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YALLower Secondary Scholarship (years 7 – 9)

YAL is able to offer a Lower Secondary Scholarship that will be effective in aiding the education of a secondary school student. The recipient will receive a scholarship worth a total of $4,000 over 2 years ($2,000 p/a). To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian Resident and attending secondary school.  

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YALUpper Secondary Scholarship (years 10 – 12)

YAL is able to offer an Upper Secondary Scholarship that will be effective in aiding the education of a secondary school student. The recipient will receive a scholarship worth a total of $6,000 over 2 years ($3,000 p/a). To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian Resident and attending secondary school.  

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YAL Post Secondary Scholarship

YAL is able to offer a Post-Secondary Scholarship that will be effective in aiding the education of a post-secondary school student. The recipient will receive a scholarship worth a total of $16,000 over 2 years ($8,000 p/a). To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian Resident and attending post-secondary education.  

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YAL & Hilary Farrant Scholarship for students with disabilities Post Secondary Scholarship

YAL is able to offer a Post-Secondary Scholarship that will be effective in aiding the education of a post-secondary school student. The recipient will receive a scholarship worth a total of $16,000 over 2 years ($8,000 p/a). To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian Resident, be living with a disability and attending post-secondary education.  

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Local Scholarships (Western Australia)

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YAL & Schiavello Systems (WA) WA Upper Secondary Scholarship for Indigenous Students (Years 10 – 12)

YAL is able to offer an Upper Secondary Scholarship that will be effective in aiding the education of a secondary school student. The recipient will receive a scholarship worth a total of $6,000 over 2 years ($3,000 p/a). To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Indigenous student and attending secondary school.  

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YAL & the Harrison Family TrustUpper Secondary Scholarship (years 10 – 12)

YAL is able to offer an Upper Secondary Scholarship that will be effective in aiding the education of a secondary school student. The recipient will receive a scholarship worth a total of $6,000 over 2 years ($3,000 p/a). To be eligible for this scholarship you must live in Armadale (WA) and attending secondary school.

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YAL MembersRural or Remote Upper Secondary Scholarship (years 10 – 12)

YAL is able to offer an Upper Secondary Scholarship that will be effective in aiding the education of a secondary school student living in a rural or remote area. The recipient will receive a scholarship worth a total of $6,000 over 2 years ($3,000 p/a). To be eligible for this scholarship you must be an Australian Resident and attending secondary school.  

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YAL & City of Wanneroo Upper Secondary Scholarship (Years 10 – 12)

YAL has entered into an arrangement with the City of Wanneroo and is able to offer an Upper Secondary scholarship that will be effective in aiding the education of a secondary school student. The recipient will receive a scholarship worth a total of $6,000 over 2 years ($3,000 p/a). To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a resident of the City of Wanneroo and attending secondary school.

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YAL & City of Swan Lower Secondary Scholarship (Years 7 – 9)

YAL has entered into an arrangement with the City of Swan and is able to offer a Lower Secondary scholarship that will be effective in aiding the education of a secondary school student. The recipient will receive a scholarship worth a total of $4,000 over 2 years ($2,000 p/a). To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a resident of the City of Swan and attending secondary school.

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What does the assistance provide?

  • Meeting the requirements as per terms and conditions recipients may expect ongoing support for 2 years for full time (or part thereof) study.

  • Funds may be applied to eligible expenditure including (but not limited to) tuition fees, specialist Course fees, equipment, books, travel and living costs, or any other expenditure considered to be required to overcome financial or situational barriers, which could otherwise prevent access to further education.

Am I eligible?

The program seeks applicants who can demonstrate

  • They are Australian Citizens or have permanent residency in Australia;
  • They are living within Australia;
  • The applicant has academic merit and/or they are disadvantaged or do not have equitable access to education;
  • They are aged between 12* and 25 at the time of making the application;
  • The program of study will be undertaken in a recognised educational institute in Australia.

What are the selection criteria?

The selection panel will consider the following criteria:

  • Evidence of the applicant/s enthusiasm for furthering their own education and career development;
  • Evidence of past academic merit and/or demonstrated other skills;
  • Evidence of financial or situational barriers, which could otherwise prevent access to furthering education.

Who selects the successful applicants?

A selection panel will review all applications according to the criteria set out in the Application Form. The selection panel consists of representatives from various education sectors. After considering all applications, the selection panel will make recommendations to The Trustee Board of Directors. The Selection Panel may invite a number of applicants for an interview before making its final recommendations.

The Trustee Board of Directors reserves the unfettered right to decide whether funding will be awarded in any given year and to which applicants. Its decisions are final. Feedback on individual applications will not be provided. The selection process is confidential. No information provided by the applicants will be released to third parties without the informed consent of the individual applicant. 

What are the Terms and Conditions?

It is a condition of scholarships/bursaries that funds provided are used for purposes consistent with the intent of the program. 

Successful applicants will be encouraged to share their successes and act as advocates for the program and actively promote its virtues through their social media and other networking opportunities. The Trust with the consent of the individual’s successful applicant or legal guardian advertise, publish or otherwise made public the successful applicant’s story to promote the scholarship/bursary program. 

Before applying for the scholarship/bursaries, please ensure that you have read and understood the terms and conditions that follow the application form in this package. If you need further clarification you must contact the Chief Executive Officer.

How do I apply?

Applications will only be accepted on the Application Form provided as a PDF download or online form.

If you require to submit your application in an alternative mode, such as by video, please contact the Chief Executive Officer. The application process requires you to:

  • Complete Section 1 – Application Form
  • Complete Section 2 – A short answer questionnaire
  • Provide a portfolio of supporting evidence

How do I submit my application form?

It is preferred that applications are submitted online via the website www.yal.org.au. Alternatively, completed application packages may be submitted via email to [email protected] or by reply paid post to:

JJ “Boss” Simons Charitable Endowment Trust
c/o Young Australia League Ltd.

Reply Paid 84593
45 Murray Street
Perth WA 6000

When is the closing date for applications?

Applications for the 2022 scholarships/bursaries close at 5 pm (WST) Tuesday 31st August 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.