‘It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity if you use it well. These students have limited opportunities and this program opens their eyes and minds to the endless opportunities that are available to them. They get to meet and network with people they would otherwise not get the chance to. I think the mentoring aspect is extremely important to the program.’ Cigdem Suar, Wellbeing Coordinator NSW
The ABCN Scholarship Foundation provides mentoring and financial scholarships to exceptional students facing economic, family, or social challenges which impact on their capacity to achieve their dreams. ABCN is now seeking students who demonstrate significant promise to succeed in their aspirations and to become a leader in their respective field.
Successful 2022 applicants will participate in the Accelerate Program for 3 years: 2023-2025.
Successful applicants receive $7,000 in financial aid over 3 years. Scholars will also be matched with a dedicated corporate mentor from ABCN’s extensive list of corporate partners. The mentor will work with the scholar to encourage school engagement and transition to further education and training; helping to develop skills, growth mindsets, aspirations, and connections. The program also enables workplace exposure for scholars who may never have had an opportunity to experience a corporate environment before this program.
We are inviting all Year 10 students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents to apply. Students from outside the ABCN network and students who have not participated in an ABCN program previously are also eligible – so please spread the word among your colleagues.
The attached Application Guidelines have been developed to help you when making a submission. Applications must be made by the student’s principal or teacher on behalf of the student.
Applications will close on Friday, 19 August 2022 and successful applicants and their schools will be notified in late October 2022.
A Principal’s and Educators Webinar will be held on Tuesday 19th July 11:30am EST. This webinar will answer all your questions about what we are looking for in a successful applicant and any queries you have about the application process and online form. If you are interested in attending this webinar, please register here: ABCN Accelerate Scholarship Applications – Educators Webinar