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Chance to Shine Scholarship

The Chance to Shine Scholarship provides support to children and young people who need it most.

The purpose of the Chance to Shine Scholarship is to provide individual funding opportunities for OzChild children and young people aged 5-18 years. The program supports those who are experiencing challenges and/or disadvantages that impact education and participation in artistic, sporting, cultural or community activities.

With the cost of living affecting many Australian households, at-risk children and young people have become increasingly vulnerable. With the help of the Chance to Shine Scholarship, much-needed financial support will now be available to those students who need it most. There are three application rounds per year: March, July and October.

Thanks to the generosity of our philanthropic partners, OzChild can support children and young people through the Chance to Shine Scholarship program.

What can the funds be used for?

The scholarship can help cover the costs of essential items used for learning. This can include but is not limited to the following:

  • School uniforms.
  • Textbooks and resources.
  • Technology such as iPads, iPhones or laptops.
  • Transport costs.
  • Tutoring costs.
  • School excursions.
  • Sporting equipment.
  • Performing arts lessons or classes.
  • Cultural participation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be aged 5-18 years, enrolled in school/education, currently supported by or connected to an OzChild program and experiencing financial disadvantage impacting education or participation in artistic, sporting, cultural or community activities.

How to apply?

The March 2024 Round is now closed. The next round opens in July 2024.

Chance to Shine Scholarship

Applications for March Round are now closed.

Applications closed

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For more information about the scholarship or help with your application, please email: giving@ozchild.org.au

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