Study award helps youth bat­tling due to can­cer

Townsville Bulletin - - OPINION -

CAN­CER Coun­cil Queens­land is help­ing young Queens­lan­ders af­fected by can­cer pur­sue their dreams by as­sist­ing fi­nan­cially with post­sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion.

This week we’re call­ing on young Queens­lan­ders to seize the day and ap­ply for their share of $ 50,000 to kick- start their ca­reers.

Can­cer Coun­cil Seize The Day Study Awards, rang­ing from $ 300 to $ 2500, can as­sist with the costs in­curred dur­ing post- sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, in­clud­ing the cost of text­books, sta­tionery, trans­port and ac­com­mo­da­tion fees.

We know it’s the small things that can make the world of dif­fer­ence to young peo­ple faced with ad­ver­sity – and hope these awards help young Queens­lan­ders achieve their dreams.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land’s 2015 Seize the Day Study Awards are open to Queens­lan­ders aged 16 to 21 who have been im­pacted by can­cer per­son­ally, or have fam­ily mem­bers af­fected by the dis­ease.

All Queens­lan­ders af­fected by can­cer need our sup­port, and the sup­port of the com­mu­nity, to cope with the chal­lenges of di­ag­no­sis, treat­ment and re­cov­ery.

Our Seize the Day Study Awards are an im­por­tant part of our com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing youth in Queens­land.

Ap­ply for your study grant at can­cerqld. org. au or by call­ing 13 11 20 Can­cer Sup­port and In­for­ma­tion. Ap­pli­ca­tions close at 5pm on Fri­day, July 31.

KATIE CLIFT, Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land

Spokesper­son.

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