2019 Lift Off Scholarship Program

Since its inception in 2014 the Lift Off Scholarship Program has helped to change the lives of more than 80 young people from the region by supporting them to pursue their education, medical and sporting dreams.

Lift Off Scholarships is a collaboration between The Community Fund Goulburn Valley and Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project with the aim of increasing the number of students from the region who are able to pursue post-secondary education or compete in high level sporting events.

 

The Lift Off Scholarships Program has traditionally offered bursaries for students entering into post-secondary education, but The Community Fund was delighted to expand the program in 2017 to include a Sporting Scholarship for young people in the Goulburn Valley. 

 

In 2018, Lift Off Scholarships were again able to form a complimentary partnership with the Goulburn Valley Medical Workforce Fund (GVMWF) to provide scholarships and grants to assist with local medical, nursing and allied health studies. 

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Lift Off  GOULBURN VALLEY MEDICAL WORKFORCE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

Applications for Scholarships (1.) and Grants (2.) - NOW OPEN       

The Community Fund together with the Goulburn Valley Medical Workforce Fund (GVMWF) are again offering Medical Scholarships  to individuals, and Medical Grants to organisations for educational purposes, with the aim of increasing the capacity of the medical workforce in the Goulburn Valley region. 

 

The following Medical Scholarships and Medical Grants are now on offer: 

     
1. Medical Scholarships -  Applications NOW OPEN   Applications Close: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 at 5pm

     Available to:

  • Medical Support Staff    - practising in General Practices in the Goulburn Valley (Scholarships available up to $3,000)

  • Nurses                        - practising in General Practices in the Goulburn Valley (Scholarships available up to $3,000)

  • General Practitioners     - practising in the Goulburn Valley (Scholarships available up to $5,000)

2. Medical Grants - Applications NOW OPEN             Applications Close: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 at 5pm

     Available to:

  • Organisations providing approved RACGP or ACRRM and/or post-graduate courses to General Practitioners in the Goulburn Valley                              (Grants available up to $50,000)

Please follow this link to view the ... Lift Off GVMWF Scholarship & Grant Guidelines & Application Forms

 

3. Medical Student Scholarships - CLOSED  *Opening September 2019   

      Available to: 

  • Goulburn Valley students who are currently attending Secondary School (VCE 2019) and planning to commence University study with an              eligible degree in 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                    

                    Goulburn Valley Medical Workforce Fund is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation

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Lift Off GOULBURN VALLEY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS:   

 - Applications are CLOSED

In 2018 the Lift Off Goulburn Valley Education Scholarship program awarded 26 scholarships with a value of close to $90 000 to students facing some barrier to pursue further study.  The successful applicants received scholarships ranging from $2000 to $5000 one off payments, to $5000 paid over three years.  

 

Financial and other barriers are taken into account in short listing candidates along with the attitude and community involvement of applicants.  Victorian based students who have attended secondary school in Kyabram, Nathalia, Numurkah, Cobram, Mooroopna, Shepparton, Euroa and Rushworth are eligible to apply.

 

More than 80 applications were received for study in 2018 signalling a huge increase in demand for this type of assistance.  

Please follow the link to view the scholarship CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES.

Please follow the link to watch a video and hear from the five inaugural

Lift Off  Scholarship recipients about what the funding has meant to them.

Lift Off FAIRLESS SPORTING SCHOLARSHIPS:   

 - Applications are CLOSED

The Lift Off Donald Fairless Sporting Scholarships were launched in February, 2017, in honour of the late Donnie Fairless, to provide financial support to promising young athletes. These Scholarships aim to help overcome financial and other barriers young people face when fundraising to attend advanced level sporting events and are open to applicants who reside in the Goulburn Valley.

To date, there have been 10 recipients of the Lift Off Donald Fairless Sporting Scholarships in area's such as Swimming, Hockey, BMX, just to name a few.

The Fairless Family has continued their commitment to Lift Off, donating $2000 towards sporting scholarships for 2019, with scholarships of up to $1000 available for young people planning to compete in a State, National or International sporting event.

Please follow the link to view the scholarship CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES.

For more information email:  info@thecommunityfund.com.au
or call Andrea McNab on (03) 5832 8223 - Monday to Thursday

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