Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow Secondary School Bursary
The Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow Bursary is a secondary school bursary program for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander students in the Gladstone and Bundaberg region.
The bursary program provides financial assistance to successfully selected Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Australian South Sea Islander students in recognition of their efforts at school, as well as encouraging them to continue with their schooling. GPC is proud to commit to the Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow Bursary Program, as part of our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan.
The bursary will be awarded annually in Term 4 to one Junior (in Year 7, 8 or 9) and one Senior (in Year 10 or 11) Aboriginal, Torres Strait or Australian South Sea Islander secondary student, as nominated by their school, who consistently demonstrates a positive commitment to their schooling from each of the local secondary schools in the Gladstone and Bundaberg region.
A one-off payment of $500 for the Junior student and $750 for the Senior student will be paid to each of the successful candidates’ schools, to be held in trust for the student.
These funds can then be accessed by the student to assist in the payment of:
text book hire
curriculum based excursions
student equipment (i.e. laptop, iPad)
identified book list items
work experience fees
school related activities such as school sport, music, visual and performing arts workshops or camps.
To apply for this bursary, students must currently be enrolled and attending a secondary school within the Gladstone and Bundaberg region.
How to apply
Applications for the 2020 Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow School Bursary program open on 22 June 2020.
For further information regarding our Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow program, please email our Indigenous Affairs team.