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Scholarships & Bursaries

Sure Start Scholarship

The Sure Start scholarship has been established by the Tasmanian Government to encourage young people who have experienced out-of-home care to pursue or continue their education and career endeavours.



To be eligible students must be Australian citizen or permanent resident, have been (in the last five years) or currently in out-of-home care (includes formal kinship care), as defined by Department of Communities (to become Department of Education, Children and Young People); and be a current resident of Tasmania.

The scholarship is available to students undertaking undergraduate study in any Bachelor degree, or University Preparation Program, or Diploma of University Studies at the University of Tasmania in Semester 1, 2023.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award recipients are required to remain eligible to continue in their chosen course of study.


$5,000 per year


1x up to 4 years (Bachelor degree only)

2x one year only

Closing Date

31 October 2022


Apply online prior to closing date. Applications cannot be submitted after closing date.

Applicants are encouraged to make contact with Candas Hogan, Department of Communities if they require any assistance with their application.

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.