Surfing legend Layne Beachley is inviting aspiring girls and women from around Australia to apply for an ‘Aim for the Stars’ Scholarship. With only one month remaining until applications close, the Foundation is keen to hear from girls and women who have a dream but need some financial support, mentoring and inspiration to help them achieve their goals.
The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation enables girls and women to invest in their future and fulfil their potential. The Foundation provides financial and moral support to help Aussie females realise their dreams in academic, sport, business, environmental or community pursuits.
Any hard-working female, 12 years of age and above that has initiative, passion and is committed to achieving a dream in their field of choice is welcome to apply.
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 mentoring support would further their education or personal development and the community.
Aim for the Stars National Scholarships will be broken down into 5 State groups:
2. New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory
3. South Australia/Northern Territory
5. Western Australia
The Foundation will endeavor to award at least 3 x Scholarships per region.
Successful applicants receive personal coaching, mentoring and a financial grant in accordance with the following amounts and conditions:
o $4,000 – ‘Individual’ Scholarship, 1 person 12 years and above
o $6,000 – ‘Group’ Scholarship, 2 or more people 12 years and above
Since its 2003 launch, Beachley’s Aim for the Stars Foundation has transformed dreams into reality for more than 300 Australian females in a diverse range of areas including opera, ballet, marine science, diving, literacy education, rally driving, BMX, equestrian and hockey.
Beachley is proud to draw on her journey as an elite sportswoman to help further the ambitions of scholarship recipients and ease their financial burden.
“I love to inspire and motivate females to dare to dream, pursue their passio and aspire to achieve. My desire is to help Aussie girls to focus on achieving their goals and aim for the stars by alleviating those financial pressures which I experienced early in my surfing career,” said Beachley.
Applications should be completed on-line via the Aim for the Stars website and are open through to November 14, 2014. The Foundation will offer $80, 000 worth of scholarships for 2015.
Website and online applications: www.aimforthestars.com.au
For more information, high resolution images, an interview with Layne Beachley or with a past or current scholarship recipient please contact:
General Manager, The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation