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Support a Young Person To Achieve Their Education Dreams

Lift Off has supported 120 local students into further education

At a small ceremony recently, we were thrilled to announce the successful applicants to the 2023 Lift Off Education Scholarship program.

Congratulations to the 2023 cohort, Rowan Farren, Jai-Dee Riseley, Rachael-Lee White, Jemima Dali Ndisa, Honey Makiakama, Noah Sullivan, Jackson Bray, Sophie McLean, Zali Cornell, Lachlan Wright, Olivia-Grace Cartwright, Ella-Rei Dunlop, Harrison Shortis, Jared Pitolau and Angelina Mason. These young people completed their secondary schooling at various schools across the Goulburn valley and have received scholarships ranging from 1 to 3 years.

The Lift Off program marks a significant 10-year milestone next year. Over this time, including the 2023 cohort, Lift Off has supported 120 local students into further education, and incredibly to the tune of more than $500,000.

We can however only do this with the support of our scholarship sponsors. To date we have been so fortunate to have business, individuals and the philanthropic sector come together to support these young people to overcome financial and other barriers to their education aspirations and to achieving their full potential since its inception in 2014.

To continue our Lift Off Education Scholarships and support another 120 local young people through further education we need your support. If you are interested in finding out how you can be a one-off sponsor/donor or an annual sponsor, you can email me at

To measure the intended and unintended impact of this program we recently surveyed Lift Off Scholarship recipients and were thrilled with the results. How many programs can hand on heart say they positively influenced the trajectory of someone’s life? The Lift Off Education Scholarship program can, 100% of survey responders who received a scholarship agreed that Lift Off had positively influenced the trajectory of their life.

As a Lift Off sponsor, you will have the opportunity to connect with the young person that is directly supported by your sponsorship. 2023 recipient Sophie McLean met Kirsty Ash and Cindy Hansford of the Women’s Charter Alliance, the sponsor of her scholarship. Kirsty and Cindy connected with Sophie and she was able to share with them what a difference the support has made as she embarks on her higher education journey and of the opportunity that has now been afforded to her to achieve her goals and dreams.

For more information regarding Lift Off Education Scholarships please follow this link to visit the ‘Scholarships’ page on our website.



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