Study grants here for suffering youths

IPSWICH youth affected by cancer have the chance to win a $50,000 study grant from Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ).

CCQ is calling on young Queenslanders who have been affected by cancer to enter the Seize the Day Study Awards.

The Seize the Day Study Awards are financial grants offered to Queenslanders aged between 16 and 21 who have been diagnosed with cancer or have had an immediate family member diagnosed with cancer.

General Manager of Community Services at Cancer Council, Juliana Buys, 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 Buys said.

“They encourage young people to look past their present concerns and strive towards the future.”

The funding grants help with the cost of textbooks, stationery, fees, transport and accommodation expenses incurred during post-secondary education and training.

In 2008, 62 young Queenslanders received awards, ranging from $300 to $3500.

Applications for Seize the Day Study Awards are available online at Cancer Council Queensland's website www.cancerqld.org.au.

For more information about the Seize the Day Study Awards please call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 or email seizetheday@cancerqld.org.au.


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