School Scholarship and Grant Areas
The DemoDAIRY Foundation (DDF) school scholarships complement the school leaver scholarships offered by the Powell Legacy Fund (PLF) which honour the memory of the late Ross Powell and Andrew Powell of Timboon and their passion for volunteering, education and agriculture.
These DDF school scholarships are open to students living in and studying at secondary schools in the Shires of Colac – Otway, Moyne and Glenelg plus the City of Warrnambool. (Only students from Corangamite Shire can apply for PLF school scholarships.)
This scholarship program will acknowledge and reward the efforts of students in Year 12 or who will be leaving after Year 11.
The scholarship program will reward the successful students as follows:
Education activities that can be funded
- Scholarship for an individual for up to three years to financially assist their post-secondary education e.g. university, TAFE, apprenticeship
- Attendance at a conference, workshop, seminar, training program that results in a recognized accreditation or qualification
- Support the purchase of resources required to develop skills e.g. books, IT resources
There will be a focus on supporting young people as they transition from secondary school to post-secondary education. Plans to work in the dairy industry (both farming or in the important supporting service industries) or other livestock / agricultural industries will be seen as a major advantage in being awarded a scholarship.
Grant and scholarship applicants will increase their likelihood of being successful if they can demonstrate that they are active volunteers or involved in community activities.
Up to $3,000 annually for up to three years will be granted to up to five eligible individual school leavers across the region pursuing post-secondary education. It is anticipated that candidates who demonstrate significant financial hardship will be favored.
The recipient will not receive the scholarship funds in cash, but would present invoices/accounts to be paid from the fund up to $3,000 per year. Continued scholarship funding is dependent on successful passing all course subjects and milestones.
Scholarships will be awarded at the commencement of study courses in each new study year, however applications for other grants may be considered at any time.
Selection criteria include the values represented by the late Ross and Andy Powell.
In addition, contributions to school and other community sports and volunteer activities plus involvement in other activities outside school will be assessed.
High academic performance is not the most important criteria.
These criteria will be used by the DDF selection panel to make recommendations on the annual award winners.
Selection and Review Processes
Applications can be made via the DemoDAIRY website (www.demodairy.com.au) by the 30th of November each year. The selection process will involve a written application and, possibly, formal interview.
Applications from no more than two students should be made from any one school as scholarships are limited. Please check with your Scholarships Coordinator or Careers Teacher before submitting an application.
Each successful applicant may be asked to be the subject of media releases or testimonial on the DDF website or to be posted on associated social media and web pages before, during or after the DDF funded activity.