The Smith Family – Learning For Life – Sunshine Coast and Hinterland
The Smith Family Learning for Life Program is a student support program set up to assist financially disadvantaged young Australians to stay on at school and complete their education. It provides scholarships to students from low-income families who are struggling to pay for essential school items, eg school fees, uniforms, text books, camps and excursions. In addition to the scholarship money to assist with educational expenses, all students and their families are provided with support and advice from an Education Support Worker. To be eligible families must meet all of the following criteria: * All students must be attending a non-fee paying school (however, exceptional cases will be examined on an individual basis) * The students family must be on a low income (a financial assessment is conducted) * The student must be an Australian resident * The student must be in grade 1-10. Maximum 3 per family. * Demonstrated commitment by the family and the student to education.