QATSIF Round 11 QCE Scholarships NOW OPEN

QATSIF QCE Scholarships - Applications open now

Brisbane 24th June 2019:

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) has just opened its 11th Round of scholarships to assist Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete Years 11 and 12.

QATSIF is a charitable trust which was first established in 2009 to ensure that any interest from unspent Indigenous wage reparation money is made available to help Indigenous young people.

Across its first 10 years, QATSIF has awarded over 8,700 QATSIF QCE Scholarships to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders in 300 secondary schools throughout Queensland.

Amongst many outstanding young Indigenous leaders, QATSIF is proud to have supported:

  • the Highest Achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students in Queensland over three of the past four years.

  • 2019 Queensland Music Award winners: Emily Wurramara and Tia Gostelow.

  • 2019 First Nations Law Student of the Year.

  • 2019 Seven News Young Achiever – Aboriginal Achievement award.

  • 2019 Exceptional Indigenous Queensland Minerals Energy Academy Student.

  • many outstanding Indigenous role models, including: Jemma Mi Mi (Qld Firebirds), Clay Waterman (Commonwealth Games Bronze medal boxer); Kitara Whap-Farrar (Gold Coast Suns) and Akayla McQuire (Indigenous Women’s All Stars).

QATSIF recognises the vital role that successful completion of schooling and the availability of opportunities have in building a foundation for employment, further education and better quality of life.

Aunty Ruth Hegarty, QATSIF’s Patron, author and Stolen Wages campaigner encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to make the most of this opportunity which her and other Elders were denied, “Go Forward!  Our reward is to see you succeed in whatever profession you choose.  Our trust is in you, the very future of giving of yourselves to be a beacon of hope for future scholars.”

Under the QCE Scholarship Program, QATSIF provides two-year scholarship funding to support students to gain their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) across Years 11 and 12.

Current Year 10 and 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can apply for a 2020 QATSIF QCE Scholarship through their schools.

For Further Media Information Contact :

Michael Nayler

QATSIF Secretariat Director

Phone: 07 32571777


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