Description

  • 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

Purpose

  • To support talented and motivated young people to overcome barriers to educational success and support those young people who are experiencing financial disadvantaged.
  • 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 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 many students 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 must be obtained for your club’s reporting on the grant.  If any of the scholarship money remains unspent, it has to be returned.  Please encourage schools to utilise the full scholarship.
  • Clubs must have a current TRF Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Grant payment will be made in two instalments of $500 in November each year after all reporting requirements have been met by the Club and School

Guidelines and Application