The Young Australia League Inc. (YAL) has formed The Young Australia League J.J. Simons Charitable Endownment Trust (the Trust) for the objective to provide money for scholarships, bursaries or prizes that promote educational opportunities for Australian youth in accordance with its mission.
Please visit www.youngaustralialeague.org.au for more information regarding the YAL.
In its early stages bursaries have been created for students seeking to further their Secondary and Tertiary studies. It is envisaged that the Trust will grow in time with the influx of benevolent contributions, which will allow for an expansion in the number, size and range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and prizes ultimately available under the program.
This year we are able to offer a scholarship/bursary targeted towards students living in the City of Wanneroo. YAL have entered into an arrangement with the City of Wanneroo to offer an Upper Secondary Scholarship up to 3 years. This will see the recipient receive a scholarship/bursary worth a total of up to $9,000 over 3 years ($3,000 p/a). To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a resident of City of Wanneroo and attending secondary school.
YAL members will also be offering an Upper Secondary scholarship/bursary to students residing in rural and remote areas. This scholarship/bursary will be worth $3,000 p.a and will be available to any Upper Secondary student whose home is situated in a rural or remote region.
What assistance is currently available for the 2017 school year?
- Up to two Post-secondary scholarships/ bursaries of up to $12,500 p.a. each to support full or part-time study at accredited Training and Tertiary institutions to cover certificate, diploma, degree and post graduate courses.
- Up to two Upper Secondary scholarships/bursaries to of up to $3,000 p.a. each to support full time
Secondary education (years 10, 11 and 12) at an accredited public or private institution.
- A City of Wanneroo Upper Secondary scholarship/bursary of $3,000 p.a. for 3 years to support full time
Secondary education (years 10, 11 and 12) at an accredited public or private institution – only available residents of the City of Wanneroo.
- A YAL Perpetual Members Upper Secondary scholarship bursary of $3,000 p.a to support full time Secondary education (year 10,11 and 12) at an accredited public or private institution – only available to students that reside in rural or remote regions.
- Up to two Lower Secondary scholarships/ bursaries to of up to $2,000 p.a. each to support full time Secondary education (years 7, 8 and 9) at an accredited public or private institution.
What does the assistance provide?
- Subject to successful progress and acquittal process, successful applicants may expect ongoing support for up to 3 years for full time study.
- Funds may be applied to eligible expenditure including (but not limited to) tuition fees, specialist course fees, equipment, books, travel and living allowance, or any other expenditure considered to be required to overcome financial or situational barriers, which could otherwise prevent access to further education.
Am I eligible?
The program seeks applicants who can demonstrate:
- They are Australian citizenship or have permanent residency of Australia;
- They are living within Australia;
- The application has merit and/or they are disadvantaged or do not have equitable access to education;
- They are aged between the ages of 12 and 25 years at the time of making the application;
- The program of study will be undertaken in a recognised educational institute in Australia.
Directors and employees of the Trust, YAL or YAL subsidiaries and their immediate families are ineligible to apply.
What are the selection criteria?
The selection panel will consider the following selection criteria:
- Evidence of the applicant’s enthusiasm for furthering their own education and career development;
- Evidence of past meritorious academic and/or other skills performance;
- Evidence of financial or situational barriers, which could otherwise prevent access to further education.
Who selects the successful applicants?
A selection panel will review all applications according to the criteria set out in the Application Form. The selection panel consists of representatives from various education sectors. After considering all applications, the selection panel will make recommendations to The Trustee Board of Directors. The Selection Panel may invite a number of applicants for interview before making its final recommendations. The Trustee Board of Directors reserves the unfettered right to decide whether funding will be awarded in any given year and to which applicants. Its decisions are final. Feedback on individual applications will not be provided. The selection process is confidential. No information provided by the applicants will be released to third parties without the informed consent of the individual applicant.
What are the Terms and Conditions?
It is a condition of the granting of scholarships/bursaries that funds provided are used for the purposes consistent with the intent of the award program.
Successful applicants will be encouraged to share their successes and act as advocates for the program and actively promote its virtues through their social media and other networking opportunities. The Trust with consent of the individual’s successful applicant or legal guardian advertise, publish or otherwise made public the successful applicant’s story to promote the scholarship/bursary program.
Before applying for the scholarship/bursaries, please ensure that you have read and understood the terms and conditions that follow the application form in this package. If you need further clarification you must contact the Chief Executive Officer.
How do I apply?
Applications will only be accepted on the Application Form provided in this Information Package or online at www.yalscholarships.org.au.
If you require to submit your application in an alternative mode such as by Video, please contact the Chief Executive Officer.
The Application process requires you to:
- Complete Section 1 – Application Form
- Complete Section 2 – A short answer questionnaire
- Provide a portfolio of supporting evidence
How do I submit my application form?
It is preferred that applications are submitted online via the website www.yalscholarships.org.au.
Alternatively, completed application packages may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by reply paid post to:
J.J. “Boss” Simons Charitable Endowment Trust
c/o Young Australia League Inc.
Reply Paid 84593 45 Murray Street
PERTH WA 6000
When is the closing date for applications?
Applications for the 2017 scholarships/bursaries close at 5pm (WST) Monday 31st October 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.