FNQ Youth Assistance Fund

The Fund, since its inauguration, has assisted thousands of our local youth achieve higher education, represent their region and state in sport and advance their cultural ambitions, where their financial situation would not have allowed them to do so.

The Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund can provide grants for nominated youth up to 24 years of age to support, promote and encourage their artistic, educational or sporting potential. Students may re-apply each year up to 24 years of age.


Wilma Mason Preforming Arts Scholarship

Participants of the Cairns & District Junior Eisteddfod

Cairns Ballet & Dance Scholarship

Overall Winner of the Cairns & District Junior Eisteddfod or Eisteddfod Committee recommendations.

Olive Vlasoff Memorial Fund

Studying Dance at University or Dance Institute/Academy

Xavier Herbert Memorial Fund

Young Writers, Artists & Musicians at University

Keith De Lacy Memorial Fund

Arts and Literature Studies at University

The Hon. Stanley Jones QC AO

Study in the field of Creative Arts at University

Application forms are distributed to all the High Schools throughout our zoned area. You may also download an application form at , or apply by contacting the Fund Office on 4051 6590. Applications for assistance can be lodged throughout the year for individual assessment.

FNQ Youth Assistance Fund

James Cook University

JCU is defined by the tropics. We are unique among Australian universities, woven into the intellectual, economic and social fabric of our tropical location and set amid irreplaceable ecosystems and cultures that fire our intellects and imaginations.

Our aims are challenging but attainable. Marshalling our broad intellectual strengths, we seek knowledge-based ways to help the world’s tropical regions prosper.

Relevant to our region

We also recognise our special obligation to be relevant to our own region and have forged close linkages into the economy and social fabric of the northern Queensland. We are dedicated to ensuring that our teaching, learning and research is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

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