• Females, 12 years of age and above at 31/01/2017
  • Girls and young women who are long-term (continuing) Australian residents
  • Females who have initiative and passion and are committed to achieving a dream in their field of choice

The Aim for the Stars Foundation Scholarships are awarded once a year. Applications close on 17 November 2016. 
Winners announced next February. 

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  • Arts, Music & Entertainment
    Whether you enjoy the creative or the technical side of Arts, Music or Entertainment, we would like to hear about your passion in this field of pursuit and how you think your vision and talent could be assisted by the Layne Beachley Foundation. Example:Shaelee Rooke, Theatre Production

  • Business, Leadership & Community
    In a competitive environment, developing business and taking on a leadership role requires commitment and determination. The Foundation is keen to support emerging women in business where financial support and mentoring could make an enormous difference to the project and to its surrounding community. Example: Maddison O’ Gradey-Lee, Young Leader.

  • Science, Technology & Innovation
    The Foundation would like to encourage women back into Science, to support Technology and to inspire girls and women to see their potential and to drive Innovation. Example: Arielle Tickner-Smith, Environmental Science

  • Environment & Sustainability
    One of the most important challenges of our Century. The Foundation supports endeavours to create awareness, to educate, inspire, and walk the talk in their community to create grass roots up solutions. Example: Parrys Raines, Climate Girl

  • Sport
    Sport is one of The Foundations original cornerstones and continues to attract a wide range of girls and women from Running, Cricket, Gymnastics, Motor-Racing to Hockey, Rowing and BMX Racing. Example:
    Caroline Buchanan, BMX


As well as receiving a $4,000 grant recipients will also have access to: 

    • Two day Leadership Workshop in Sydney (domenstic flights and accommodation provided)
    • A dedicated mentor for monthly one-to-one sessions
    • Stars2Leaders Online Program, which includes a series expert interviews around the topics of goal setting, resilience and financial planning as well as online resources plus snippets of inspiration from Layne and our Alumni to keep you focused.


Applicants must apply online. NOTE! Our system does not save applications unless you have 'cookies' enabled on your computer. It is suggested that you turn this function on AND prepare your responses in a word document and save it to your computer (just incase). You can then cut and paste your answers into the online application form. 

Scholarships will be awarded, at the discretion of the Foundation, to applicants who best demonstrate their aspirations to succeed in their chosen pursuit and how financial and moral support would further their education or personal development and the community.


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