Scholarships

Scholarship Application Forms

About our Scholarship Program

Scholarships and Tax

Previous Recipients

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Scholarship Application Forms


WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Scholarship applications for 2017 open on 15 August 2017 and close on 31 October 2017.  Scholarship applications will be accepted for courses being studied in 2018 or planning to be studied in 2018.

You can apply for more than one scholarship on the one Nomination form.

 
EXAMPLES OF 2016 FORMS ARE ACCESIBLE VIA THE LINKS BELOW;
To obtain the Application Form and Guidelines, click below:
 
Click here for the 2016 Application Form.
Clck here to download a copy of the Educational Scholarship Guidelines 2017.

 
Key dates for scholarships are: 
  • 15 August - Applications open 
  • 31 October - Applications close 
  • November - Interviews conducted (if required) 
  • December - Scholarships offered 
  • February - Scholarships awarded (subject to confirmation of placement in the relevant course)
 
Applicants must complete the Educational Scholarship Application Form and enclose two signed letters of recommendation with the application from your referees.  The referees should have direct knowledge of your educational ability, prospects and character.  
 
Individuals can be nominated for a scholarship by another person.  
 
It is strongly recommended that applicants read the Educational Scholarship Guidelines prior to completing the Application Form.  
 
All successful applicants will be required to sign the Stand Like Stone Foundation Educational Scholarship Conditions (download PDF) and provide a Report on the use of the funds.
 
Applications must be lodged by mail and must be received or postmarked no later than the closing date. The completed Application together with supporting documentation should be posted to:

The Executive Officer
Stand Like Stone Foundation Ltd
PO Box 9418
Mount Gambier West  SA  5291
 
Scholarship applications will be evaluated by the Board of Directors or by an Educational Scholarship Advisory Committee who makes recommendations to the Board.  The Board of Directors has final approval on the distribution of scholarships.  
 
To ensure that informed decisions are made applicants may, on occasion, be requested to provide further information.  Timing of decisions will be dependent on Board meetings.  Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of enrolment before scholarship payments can commence.
 
 The Foundation will publicly inform the community about scholarship decisions on the website, in our bi-monthly newsletter and either via a media conference, community function or through a media release to local media outlets.  
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About our Scholarship Program

Stand Like Stone gives educational scholarships, which promote the recipients’ education through an approved Australian course. Stand Like Stone's Educational Scholarship Fund was established to provide money for scholarships, bursaries or prizes which promote the recipients’ education in a recognised pre-school, primary, secondary or tertiary course and are awarded on merit or for reasons of equity. Donations to the Educational Scholarship Fund are tax deductible.

How are scholarships awarded?

Scholarships are awarded on: 

  • Reasons of equity (Examples of equity would cover students who are experiencing socio-economic disadvantage or hardship, or suffering disability. Other reasons may include special needs flowing from age, gender, ethnicity or geographic location.)
  • Merit (The basis of merit can be academic and can also include non-academic criteria where they are sufficiently connected with the educational objectives such as sporting or artistic ability where the sporting or artistic pursuit is part of the curriculum.) 

 

SCHOLARSHIP AREAS OF INTEREST

A number of donors have made gifts to the Educational Scholarship Fund. These donors have indicated that they prefer the following areas of interest be supported by their gift;

  • L M Woodruff Memorial Scholarship - Provides scholarships to assist young women identifying with the Limestone Coast undertake a nursing career at any level.  This scholarship can be given to a secondary student with an ambition to study nursing or can be given to a student entering tertiary study.
  • Mount Gambier High School Student Scholarship - Provides educational scholarships to students attending or enrolling at Mount Gambier High School.  This includes current Mount Gambier High School students, primary school students who will be attending Mount Gambier High School or students who are moving from another school to Mount Gambier High School in the year that the scholarship applies. 
  • Keith Area School Student Scholarship - Provides educational scholarships to students attending or enrolling at Keith Area School.  This includes current Keith Area School students or students who are moving from another school to Keith Area School in the year that the scholarship applies. 
  • Kingston Community School Student Scholarship - Provides educational scholarships to students attending or enrolling at Kingston Community School.  This scholarship will be awarded on reasons of equity (as defined in ‘How are scholarships awarded’)  to current Kingston Community School students or students who are moving from another school to Kingston Community School in the year that the scholarship applies. 
  • Lucindale Area School Student Scholarship - Provides educational scholarships to students attending or enrolling at Lucindale Area School.  This includes current Lucindale Area School students and students who are moving from another school or kindergarten to Lucindale Area School in the year that the scholarship applies. The scholarship can also be used to assist current or past students of Lucindale Area School to undertake further educational studies at a tertiary level - such as, but not limited to, University, TAFE and other approved courses.
  • Grant High School Student Scholarship - Provides educational scholarships to students attending or enrolling at Grant High School.  This includes current Grant High School students and students who are moving from another school to Grant High School in the year that the scholarship applies. The scholarship can also be used to assist current or past students of Grant High School to undertake further educational studies at a tertiary level - such as, but not limited to, University, TAFE and other approved courses.
  • L T O’Connor Scholarship - Provides scholarships for reasons of merit (as defined in ‘How are scholarships awarded’) in the area of music to people identifying with the Limestone Coast to assist them in furthering their experiences and knowledge in music.
  • de Nys Family Memorial Scholarship - Provides scholarships for reasons of equity (as defined in ‘How are scholarships awarded’) for primary, secondary or tertiary students identifying with the greater Mount Gambier area.
  • Focis on Youth Scholarship - Provides scholarships to assist people identifying with the Limestone Coast to undertake educational studies at any level - primary, secondary or tertiary courses.
  • Stand Like Stone Scholarship - Provides scholarships to assist people identifying with the Limestone Coast to undertake educational studies at any level - primary, secondary or tertiary courses.
  • Penola Coonawarra Vititec Community Scholarship - Used to provide scholarships to kindergarten, primary, secondary or tertiary students with a connection to the greater Penola Coonawarra area. The scholarship was established upon the winding up of VITITEC which aimed  to increase the knowledge of grape growing and viticultural techniques in the region.
  • Cornerstone Scholarship - Was first offered in 2015 and provides scholarships for reasons of equity or merit to benefit kindergarten, primary, secondary or tertiary students identifying with the greater Bordertown area.
  • SARWG Scholarship - Established via a donation from the Mt Gambier SA Rural Womens Gathering and supported by Women in Business and Regional Development. The SARWG scholarship was first offered in 2015 and provides scholarships to benefit rural women identifying with the Limestone Coast in the pursuit of their educational goals.
  • The Balnaves Foundation Scholarship - The Balnaves Foundation Educational Scholarship is provided for reasons of equity or merit to benefit kindergarten, primary, secondary or tertiary students identifying with the greater Penola area or the Limestone Coast. The scholarship will be awarded to assist with study, with a focus on young people, the disadvantaged and indigenous communities. It is preferable (but not essential), to award the scholarship to a student that has an interest in the region and the indigenous history of the area.
  • The LE & NC Myers Scholarship - The LE & NC Myers Educational Scholarship is provided for reasons of equity or merit to support young people under the guardianship of the Minister or who have exited the guardianship of the Minister to achieve their goals in vocational and tertiary education.
     

What can the scholarship be used for?

The scholarship can be used for: 

  • Approved curriculum and courses at Australian educational institutions (such as pre-schools, primary schools, secondary schools, higher education institutions and registered training organisations) that are approved or recognised by Australian educational authorities.
  • Related living and boarding costs

Who can apply?  

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents (If successful you will be required to provide evidence of your Australian citizenship / permanent residency.) 
  • People enrolled in or intending to enrol in a recognised course of study.  This must be an approved curriculum and/or course at an Australian educational institution that is recognised by Australian educational authorities. The approved Australian course can be pre-school, primary school, secondary school or tertiary courses.  Applicants who have commenced study prior to the opening of the current round will be considered however, successful applicants will only receive funding for study undertaken from the year of the scholarship onwards. 
  • People with a connection to the Limestone Coast or a desire to live and work in the Limestone Coast now or in the future. 

Scholarships will be advertised widely.

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Scholarships and Tax

Recipients of scholarships are strongly encouraged to seek their own advice from Centrelink, the Australian Taxation Office, or a financial adviser for assistance regarding their own financial situation. 

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Previous Recipients

Scholarships were awarded to the following recipients for study to be undertaken in 2016;

First Name Last Name Sub Fund
Laarni Abian de Nys Family
Caitlin Grubb SLSF
Meghan Lynch SARWG
Darcie McMurray Keith Area School and SARWG
Nicholas Tonkin Focis on Youth
Brett Slarks SLSF
Gabriel Tentye L M Woodruff
Matt Pratt Grant High School and LT O'Connor
Lauren Vinall LM Woodruff and Grant High School
Hayley Wakefield Mount Gambier High School
Amy Steer Cornerstone
Nikki Howard Mount Gambier High School
Georgia Ey SLSF
Kara Martin SLSF
Bronson Pfeiler L T O’Connor
Kim Childs SLSF
Brooke green Keith Area School and Focis on Youth
Jacinta Jenkins Vititec Penola
Madison Murdock SLSF
Charlotte Northam Focis on Youth
Tahlia Troeth SLSF
Ellen Lawrie-Read Kingston Community School and Focis on Youth
Bailey Stenner SLSF
Lilyana McPhee Kingston Community School and Focis on Youth
Lauren Owen Focis on Youth
Amy Drabsch Keith Area School and Focis on Youth
Elizabeth Ray SLSF

 

Scholarships were awarded to the following recipients for study to be undertaken in 2015;

First Name

Last Name

Sub-Fund
Alicia Gartner Focis on Youth
Meagan Pfeiler LT Oconnor
Anna Malthouse Stand Like Stone
Narelle Probert Vititec
Jemma Richards Focis on Youth
Michael Jackway LT O'Connor
Chelsea McKinnon Mount Gambier High School
Wade Fisher Cornerstone
Alexandra Williamson SARWG & Stand Like Stone
Emma Tregoweth Vititec
Eerin Wilson Vititec
Abbey Minion LM Woodruff
Brittany Case Focis on Youth & Stand Like Stone
Genna Geddes Mount Gambier High School
Ryan Horrigan Mount Gambier High School
Nikki-Lee Lucas Vititec
Codie Decaux Vititec
Tahlia Troeth Vititec
Astrid Victory Kingston Community School
Ashlie Gibbs Vititec
James Wilson de Nys Family Memorial
Lillie Scott LM Woodruff
Brodie Johnson Keith Area School
Connor Evans Keith Area School

 

Scholarships were awarded to the following recipients for study to be undertaken in 2014;

First Name Last Name Sub Fund
Megan Lock de Nys Family Memorial
Ebony Prelc de Nys Family Memorial
Will Kelsh Focis on Youth
Jack McKay Focis on Youth
Samuel Fairburn Focis on Youth
Luke Clothier Focis on Youth
Abbey Minion Focis on Youth
Tahlia Troeth Focis on Youth
Madeline Willsmore Kingston Community School
Ethan Moulden LT O'Connor
Jenna Laube Mount Gambier High School
Gabriel Tentye Mount Gambier High School
Hayley Greenfield Mount Gambier High School
Jamie McKie Mount Gambier High School & Focis on Youth
Emily Beck Stand Like Stone
Nicholas Tonkin Stand Like Stone
Nathan Mansell Stand Like Stone
Imogen Klingberg LM Woodruff Memorial
Alison Connell LM Woodruff Memorial

 

Scholarships were awarded to the following recipients for study to be undertaken in 2013;

First Name Last Name Sub-Fund
Tom Walsh LT O'Connor
Taylor Miles Focis on Youth
Nicole Finch Keith Area School
Meghan Fitzpatrick de Nys
Jarred Earl Focis on Youth
Danielle Przibilla LM Woodruff
Bryden Weston Stand Like Stone
Monique Martin Stand Like Stone
Cara Kilsby Stand Like Stone
Monique Holmes MGHS
Samantha Galpin Focis on Youth
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