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1 Introduction SI Equity Scholarships Introduction Nicola Pegum, R/ Equity Programs Manager Michael Parkins, Aboriginal Education& Training Manager

2 Ambition in Action About Equity Scholarships 1.BBM Aboriginal Youth Scholarship & BBM Youth Scholarship (Up to $400 per student based on individual need & Equity Committee assessment) 2.Sydney Institute Student Association (SISA) Equity Scholarship (Up to $150 per student based on individual need & Equity Committee assessment) Types of scholarships

3 Ambition in Action /BBM (formerly Big Brother Movement) external sponsor ; non-political, non-sectarian organisation providing funding for youth initiatives /Funding for TAFE NSW since 2002 to support students experiencing exceptional financial hardship /Includes a targeted program for supporting Aboriginal youth students in need /Funding varies from $100 - $400 depending on individual students circumstances /There is a ‘cap’ on expenditure with a guide on the Application Form About BBM scholarships Funding available

4 Ambition in Action Funding covers /Educational expenses and equipment only /First priority: Course related textbooks and equipment; uniform/protective clothing; Contribution toward enrol. fees /Second Priority: Travel; Accommodation (Emergency only) Target group /Funding is for students experiencing exceptional financial hardship /Students can be nominated by teachers, counsellors or coordinators

5 Ambition in Action Eligibility BBM Youth & BBM Aboriginal Youth /Aged between 15 and 23 years /Demonstrated exceptional financial hardship /Recently completed a TAFE NSW pathway or access course /Demonstrated commitment to previous study /Funding is for educational expenses & equipment only Target group

6 Ambition in Action Target group and eligibility Refugee student assistance scheme Students must have: /a humanitarian visa, protection visas, or bridging visas; /open age with a limit of $200 per student; /be in their first year of enrolment in a Sydney Institute course; /provide evidence of exceptional financial hardship and show commitment to study. /This is a joint DET and NSW Teachers Federation funded initiative Sydney Institute Student Association (SISA) Equity) Scholarship /provide evidence of exceptional financial hardship; show commitment to study; open age; preference given to refugee student

7 Ambition in Action Who should fill in the Application Form? /TAFE teachers, counsellors or coordinators only /Please do not give the form to the students to fill in /The nominator will interview the student individually and fill out the Application Form / the electronic copy of Application Form to Equity unit /Signed copy to remain with nominator

8 Ambition in Action What evidence is needed for severe financial hardship? Support Statement: /Background on family/partner financial support / i.e. whether both parents/partner are working, financial position parent(s)/partner /Centrelink benefits, Abstudy or Student Allowance /Type of hardship – unable to pay for enrolment, or equipment or internet?

9 Ambition in Action Key dates and contacts Equity scholarships Due dates Call for nominationsFrid 31 st July 2010 Applications dueFrid 20 th Aug 2010 Equity Steering Committee MeetsWed 25 th Aug 2010 Nominators notified of scholarship recipients Frid 27 th Aug 2010 Key PH


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