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Scholarships & Bursaries

Sure Start Scholarship

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



The scholarship is available to current and commencing students undertaking undergraduate study in any bachelor degree at the University of Tasmania.

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

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


One year

Closing Date

31 January 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.