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The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships

General Scholarships

The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships provide educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges arising from their identity.

Every Pinnacle scholar is carefully matched with a mentor who will typically share the same academic and professional interests, gender identity and sexual orientation. The mentor acts as a role model. They will have trod the scholar's path - and provide the encouragement, counsel and inspiration to support the scholar's rounded development and successful completion of their studies.

Application Applications Open: Friday 01 July 2022
Applications Close: Wednesday 31 August 2022

Application information:
To apply online please visit The Pinnacle Foundation website

Value: Between $5,000 and $7,000 in first year of study and between $4,000 and $5,000 in subsequent years.
**Subject to continuing to meet our requirements, Pinnacle Foundation scholarships are multi-year and designed to support you to complete your qualification.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident (proof required during application stage)
  • At least 18 years of age and younger than 27 years of age on 20 January in each year for which the scholarship is sought
  • Have achieved good or reasonable scholastic results given your circumstances
  • Will be undertaking fulltime studies at a public institution of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts
  • Identify as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community

Further Information:

Application closing date: Wednesday 31 August 2022