Cancer Council offering $50,000 study grants

CANCER Council is encouraging young Queenslanders impacted by cancer to seize the day and apply for a share of $50,000 to kick-start their careers.

Applications for Cancer Council Queensland's Seize the Day Study Awards are open to young Queenslanders aged 16-21 who have been impacted by cancer personally, or have family members affected by the disease.

The study awards, ranging from $300-$2500, assist with the cost of textbooks, stationery, transport and accommodation fees incurred during post-secondary education and training.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift encouraged more young Queenslanders to apply for the awards before they close on July 31.

"In 2014, 42 young Queenslanders benefited from a CCQ Seize the Day Study Award to help pursue their dreams in post-secondary education and training," Ms Clift said.

"There's still time to apply and we want more young Queenslanders to take this opportunity to seize the day.

"These awards aim to foster the personal growth and development of young people coping with cancer in Queensland - acknowledging their courage and inspiring them to look forward to the future with hope.

"All Queenslanders affected by cancer need our support, and the support of the community, to cope with the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

"Our Seize the Day Study Awards are an important part of our commitment to supporting our youth and I would urge all young Queenslanders affected by cancer to apply for this year's awards."

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, July 31.

Applications for Seize the Day Study Awards are available at cancerqld.org.au or by calling 13 11 20 Cancer Support and Information.

Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.

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