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End Of Financial Year Appeal

As Greater Shepparton Foundation’s annual End Of Financial Year Appeal (EOFY) kicks off, June is your date to make a difference!

Each year via our EOFY Appeal we raise funds to support areas of need in our community. This year all tax-deductible donations made to the Appeal will contribute to our Lift Off Education Scholarships.

Lift Off, now in its 10th year, has supported 132 local students into post-secondary education and pathway courses by helping to overcome financial and other barriers to their education aspirations and to achieving their full potential.

“The Lift Off Scholarship program has been a huge help during my first 3 years of university. The program supported me financially for the hidden but expected costs of going to university, which include travel, equipment, and accommodation. Behind it all, there has been such a bright and caring team who have made my time at university much less stressful and who have supported me in each step of the way.” - Vicki Nikolovski, past Lift Off Scholarship recipient

The scholarships were established in 2014 in response to the increasing number of our young people not able to afford the transition from secondary education to post- secondary education. A study has shown that young people from non-metropolitan regions in Victoria, such as Shepparton, defer university studies at twice the rate of their metropolitan counterparts, and currently only half of our young people finish secondary school and a quarter go on to tertiary education.

In response Greater Shepparton Foundation partnered with the Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project to tackle barriers to further education. With the scholarship celebrating its 10th anniversary, the program has partnered with more than 40 businesses and philanthropic partners to support students over the years.

Lift Off Scholarships are awarded to young people aged 16 – 25 years for approved higher education courses including Diplomas and Bachelor programs and range from $2,000 for one year and up to $10,000 over three years.

More information regarding Lift Off Education Scholarships can be found on the ‘Scholarships’ page on the GSF website here.

All funds that you donate via the EOFY Appeal will be distributed via of 2025 Scholarships, for which applications open in October this year. 

A tax-deductible donation can be made via our ‘Shout For Good’ page at www.shoutforgood/fundraisers/liftoffscholarships 

A fundraising dinner for our Lift Off Education Scholarships will also be held at the Shepparton Brewery on Tuesday July 16.  Tickets are limited and will be on sale soon, in the meantime please save the date and follow us on Facebook for details.

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