While the Barossa is a prosperous region, there is increasing evidence that homelessness, mental health, disability and other matters impacting social inclusion are challenges for many in our community. The Concordis scholarships will be used to provide annual education scholarships to address key social inclusion areas to foster the types of conditions within which previously excluded members of the Barossa region’s community, may flourish.
The Concordis Scholarship forms part of the Education Trust and provides financial support towards the expenses of a student's tertiary studies. The scholarship funds may be used towards the cost of the course of study as well as books, materials, computer equipment, study related travel and/or any other item of a similar nature agreed by Foundation Barossa.
The Concordis Social Inclusion Trust will be a two-pronged approach to address homelessness, mental health, disability or other areas of disadvantage by providing scholarships for:
Individuals affected by these issues to provide a pathway to address this disadvantage (Complete Form A)
Individuals working in these key areas of disadvantage to better respond to the areas of disadvantage identified and to work with the community to prevent the causes of disadvantage (Complete Form B)
Selection categories Form A:
Applicants must be in one or more of the social inclusion categories, eg homelessness, mental health, disability, long term unemployment, domestic violence or other areas of disadvantage preventing social inclusion in the community
Applicants need to demonstrate:
o Financial need
o Motivation to succeed
o Personal commitment to bring skills back to the Barossa
o Academic capacity