Little Friends Scholarship2020-01-16T08:57:32+10:00

Our Little Friends Scholarships offer academic and extra-curricular assistance to children affected by domestic violence.

Little Friends Scholarships

Supporting children affected by domestic violence.

What is the Little Friends Scholarship?

Friends with Dignity provide bi-annual monetary scholarships to children who have faced Domestic and Family Violence throughout Australia.

Our Little Friends Scholarship has been established to ensure all children have the ability to either further their education and/or be able to participate in extra-curricula activities that they may not be able to pursue due to the financial impact of Domestic and Family Violence within their family environment.

To apply for a scholarship please read the information below and complete the online application.

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The Application Process

  • Applications must be completed and submitted using the online application form by either:

    1. The Parent or authorised Guardian of the child; or
    2. An authorised Social Worker, GP, School Principal, Counsellor

    NOTE: Applications can only be submitted by a person over 18 years of age.

  • Children must be between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age at date of application.
  • Once an application is made, it is reviewed for suitability by a Committee comprising of representatives from Friends With Dignity, Jeunesse and other industry professionals.
  • Successful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of the closing date of application.

Successful candidates must:

  • Ensure scholarship funds are spent as outlined in the application – a receipt(s) must be provided to scholarship@friendswithdignity.org.au – the email heading must be – Scholarship receipt-{Name}
  • Should receipt not be provided, repayment of funds will need to be made to Friends With Dignity Scholarship Fund and no further scholarships would be awarded in the future.
  • Be able to provide bank details for the funds to be deposited.

Round 6 Details – Open on 27th January 2020

Scholarships are provided on a bi-annual basis. There are 2 categories of scholarships:

  • Educational
  • Extra-curricula

The Australian States and Territories are classed as follows:

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

  • Important Dates

    Opening: 27 January 2020
    Closing: 4pm EDST 21 February 2020

Payment of Scholarship funds

Funds will be distributed to the successful applicants in three ways:

1. Reimbursement of funds will be processed upon a submission of valid receipts. Receipts must include the date of purchase, details of items purchased, and name of provider. For back to school items receipts may be submitted for items purchased from 1 November 2019. Expenditure incurred prior to 1 November will not be accepted.

2. Payment to Provider – Friends with Dignity will pay direct to a provider on submission of an itemised invoice for payment.

3. Payment to School/Sponsor for expenditure of funds on behalf of applicant. The School/Sponsor must provide receipts of proof of purchase/expenditure within 21 days of funds being paid.

LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED NOR CONSIDERED

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Financially Supported by

Little Friends Scholarship Community Fund
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