Brave Scholarships - Brave Foundation

Brave Scholarships

About our Scholarships

The Brave Foundation’s Pathway Scholarships have been created to minimise the financial barriers experienced by expecting and parenting teens (E&PT’s) as they continue through their secondary school education, and engage in workforce participation preparation.

The Brave Pathway Scholarships reflect an understanding that many expecting and parenting teens experience unique challenges at this stage of their education, life and eventual workforce readiness and participation. The scholarship is an acknowledgement that many E&PT’s cannot sometimes afford the necessary costs associated with attending and completing secondary school, T.A.F.E or engaging in workplace participation. It is envisaged that the Brave SEPT Mentor work with nominated E&PT’s to determine the amount applied for through the pathway scholarship program.

This Pathway scholarship would also be open to private donors or sponsors to contribute to.

The minimum amount for scholarship applications is $100, and the maximum is $1500.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

To be successful in their application for support from the Brave Foundation, E&PTs must:

  • be an expecting or parenting teen
  • be nominated by a Brave SEPT Mentor
  • be able to demonstrate additional socioeconomic disadvantage such as financial hardship or family challenges
  • live in Australia

Scholarship Purpose

The scholarship funding is intended to support E&PT’s in their academic pursuits and workforce readiness and participation overtime, and can be used by the E&PT to contribute towards items such as:

  • school fees
  • extra tuition costs, e.g.: parenting courses or work readiness training
  • transport to education/ workplace provider
  • driving lessons
  • child care fees
  • textbooks and relevant course materials, including online
  • computers and computing peripherals including software programs and printing equipment

The eligibility criteria for these scholarships are aimed at selecting E&PT’s who are most in need of support. The Brave Pathway Scholarship will remove barriers E&PT’s face so that they are better prepared to return to education or search for employment.

Application Process

Applications can be made by the E&PT with their Brave SEPT mentor to the Brave Foundation Headquarters for processing.

Applicants must:

  • complete the application form in full with their Brave SEPT Mentor
  • provide a letter of introduction to the Brave Foundation Headquarters, co-signed by the Brave SEPT Mentor
  • be able to provide evidence supporting their application if deemed necessary by the Brave Foundation

Application Process:

Download the application form: Scholarship Application- 2018

Applications can be submitted by:

Key Dates:

  • Expressions of interest are currently being accepted for 2018