Study grants for those with cancer

CANCER Council Queensland is calling on Gympie region residents aged between 16 and 21 who have been affected by cancer to apply for this year’s Seize the Day Study Awards.

Seize the Day Study Awards are financial grants offered to young Queenslanders to assist with the cost of textbooks, stationery, fees, transport and accommodation incurred during post-secondary education and training.

This year, Cancer Council Queensland will award $50,000 to young Queenslanders through the Seize the Day program, with individual grants ranging from $200 to $2000. In 2009, 66 young Queenslanders received awards.

Executive manager of Community Support and Information, Claire Kelly, said the awards program acknowledged the courage of young people coping with cancer and encouraged them to look to the future with hope.

“The awards aim to foster the personal growth and development of young people coping with cancer in Queensland,” Ms Kelly said.

“They encourage young people to reflect on their present concerns and support them to consider their future,” she said.

Applications for Seize the Day Study Awards are available online at www.cancerqld.org.au

For more information or for an application, call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 or email

seizetheday@cancerqld.org.au.

Applications close Friday, August 27.

Gympie Times


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