Educational Support for Teenage Mothers Award

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Educational Support for Teenage Mothers Award

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About the award

ESTEEM aims to improve the educational and wellbeing outcomes for young mothers and their children by opening a pathway to further education and providing access to social and financial support to assist with their studies. By completing the Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program, students will prepare for further university studies and will be financially and socially assisted whilst doing so. Benefits may include transport assistance, childcare support, course equipment, printing costs, access to internet services and career advice.

Students supported through the award will develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed at university by completing four TPP subjects relevant to their chosen undergraduate degree. On completion of the TPP program, students can apply directly for entry into most USC undergraduate programs. ESTEEM applicants can also apply for additional scholarships to assist them during their undergraduate studies.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be:

  • A young mother aged between 17 and 25 who is the primary carer of their child/ren and owing to their pregnancy(s) were unable to complete year 11 or 12 at school
  • Able to demonstrate financial hardship and would not be able to study without additional support
  • An Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder

How to apply

Download the ESTEEM application form (PDF 260KB) *

If you require any assistance with your application contact esteem@usc.edu.au.

This application is for entry into TPP through the ESTEEM award and you are not required to complete a separate QTAC application.

* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

Career prospects

This program helps prepare you for your chosen undergraduate degree. On completion of the TPP program you gain entry into most USC programs through direct application. ESTEEM applicants can also apply for additional scholarships to assist them during their undergraduate degree program on completion of their TPP courses.

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Duration

Under the ESTEEM award TPP can be completed in 1 semester (13 weeks) as a full time study load. Alternatively, it can be completed over two semesters (26 weeks) as a part time study load.

Commence

Semester 1 or 2

More information

Email: esteem@usc.edu.au

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