Sydney Women’s Fund Future Changemaker Scholarships will be awarded in partnership with Harding Miller Education Foundation. Gifted girls facing disadvantage will be assisted to reach their academic potential with practical financial support and a mentor. The mentoring will focus on building financial responsibilty and academic success in a 4 year program through Years 9-12.
The girls will find belonging as members of an alumni of the future changemakers program.
35% of girls are refugees and new to Australia, and 16% live in out of home care, many are from impoverished homes, Indigenous families, or live with domestic violence and family breakdown.
They are given a computer, high speed internet, homework support, and funds to cover books, uniforms, subject fees and excursions.
These girls have the chance to lift their families out of poverty and intergenerational welfare.