Variety Educational Scholarships
Variety Educational Scholarships support Victorian children who are experiencing disadvantage with assistance to cover basic educational needs
Scholarships for 2024 are now closed.
Scholarships for 2025 will open in August 2024.
Who can apply?
Applications can be made on behalf of students under by a parent/carer or another identified support person (medical professional, caseworker, teacher, etc.)
If applying under the financial hardship category, the maximum gross household income should not exceed $55,000 per annum. Similarly, for applicants applying under the disability or chronic illness category, the maximum gross household income should not exceed $90,000 per annum.
What can be funded?
- Educational supplies up to the value of $500 per child including books, stationary, uniform, camps and excursions
Secondary School/ TAFE Students
- Educational supplies up to the value of $1000 per child including books, stationary, uniform, camps and excursions
- Laptop and case (approved models only)
Assistive Technology up to the value of $1000 per child including C-Pens, controllers and accessible hardware or software
What can't be funded?
- Retrospective funding or reimbursement
- School fees
- Items that cannot be invoiced
- Transport costs
How does it work?
Applications are submitted through an online form and must meet eligibility criteria and provide all relevant documentation as outlined in the Educational Scholarship guidelines.
Applications are reviewed by the Kids Support department, and eligible submissions are assessed by the Kids Support Grants Committee. Approved applications are submitted to the Variety Board for ratification.
Outcome letters are emailed to applicants within 10 weeks of each grant round closing. Variety Educational Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants for the advertised calendar year.
Please note that scholarship applications are only open once a year.
Variety Heart Scholarships are available support children with a demonstrated talent who are living with a disability, chronic illness, or financial hardship