Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships will be provided for 16-24 year old LGBTIQ* students who desire to undertake full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia. It will be for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.

Scholarship Value: Up to $5,000

Length of Scholarship: 1 year

Number Available: Limited

Opening Date: 15 July 2018

Closing Date: 01 October 2018

Study LevelUndergraduate; Postgraduate (Course work)
Year of StudyFuture/First Year; 2nd year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
EthnicityAboriginal; South Sea Islander; Torres Strait Islander
Study Region
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

Eligibility Criteria

Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships are open to anyone who…

  1. Is an Australian citizen of at least 16 up to 24 years of age at the time the Scholarships applications close (1 October each year);
  2. Is a permanent resident of Australia;
  3. Identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer and because of this:
  4. Has personal or social circumstances which provide significant challenges to the person completing their education; or
  5. Has been marginalised due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; and
  6. Is a serious, consistent student who has shown scholastic achievement during the student’s school years;
  7. Is able to demonstrate a commitment to completing Year 12 of the student’s secondary education, a tertiary degree or vocational training (as the case may be);
  8. Has achieved acceptable scholastic results given their background and circumstances; and,
    Demonstrates pride in and dedication to the LGBT+ community.

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Selection Criteria

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Additional Information

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Supporting Documentation

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How to apply

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How will I know the outcome of my application?

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Donor details

The Pinnacle Foundation

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