Grants to support clubs who wish to offer a local school a scholarship for students embarking on Year 11 studies in 2023 will be offered this year under a revised process. Clubs will be provided with details later in the year.



  • 10 District 9800 Foundation Scholarship Grants of $1,000 will be available each year.
  • Each scholarship is to be for $2,000 over two years (11 and 12), made up of a Club contribution of $1000 and a matching $1000 Foundation Grant from the District 9800 DDF Block Grant.
  • The scholarships are to be used for the same student(s) each year, (see below).
  • Applications for a scholarship are to be made using, District 9800 Foundation Scholarship Application


  • To encourage talented and motivated young people facing financial barriers to successfully complete their Year 11 and Year 12 secondary education
  • To build stronger relationships between clubs and their local schools.
Guidelines for Awards
  • Scholarships are to be awarded only to Australian institutions, for use within Australia.
  • Scholarships are to be paid directly to the school.
  • The scholarship can benefit one or two students, as determined by the school.
  • Awards are intended for talented and motivated, financially disadvantaged students entering Year 11. 
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a talent or potential in a specific area that, given an opportunity, could develop further
  • The scholarship can be used for textbooks and stationery, uniforms, camps, excursions, computers, Myki tickets, musical instruments and tuition costs and other course related costs
  • The school will need to account for the full $1,000 at the end of each year so that a statement of expenses can be provided for each student
  • Upon approval of an Application, the grant will be paid electronically to the club so that the full scholarship can be formally presented by the club to the school.  A receipt from the School must be obtained.
  • Clubs should be sensitive to the fact that some students may shun recognition of receiving charity, so anonymity of beneficiaries may have to be observed.  Please discuss this with your school officer.

Financial Governance

  • It is important that clubs make all requirements known and understood to the school officers involved before the scholarship is presented.   The school will need to plan accordingly both to determine recipients and to administer the scholarship such that reporting and evidence of expenses, acceptable to the Foundation, can be provided.
  • When the scholarship is fully spent, or at the end of the school year, the school’s statement of expenditures for each student in the prescribed format must be obtained for your club’s reporting on the grant.  If any of the scholarship money remains unspent, it must be returned.  Please encourage schools to utilise the full scholarship..
  • Grant payment will be made in two instalments of $500 in December each year, the first on grant approval and the second after all reporting requirements in respect of year 1 of the grant have been met by the Club and School

Guidelines and Application

Applications for 2022 grants for the 2023 and 2024 school years open on October 1st 2022 and close on November 12th 2022
Application forms will be distributed October 2022
For report forms relating to scholarship grants awarded in 2020 and 2021, email:

Training and Presentations

  • A briefing session for participating clubs will be held in late November 2022