Want to excel your future with the support of Maple?
Developing & Growing the Disability + Youth Sphere in Australia.
The aim of each scholarship is to support an individual's integration into further education. It is known that students with disability and young individuals may have additional obstacles to overcome in accessing education, particularly the additional costs involved, which can be considerable and variable. Additional to this key factor, Maple Services also wants to ensure it is continually giving back to the individuals who have dedicated their lives to the industry and its supporting areas. Hence, we are also opening up a Scholarship to individuals who may not have a disability, but want to contribute more to the industry we work within.
How you can benefit from a Maple Scholarship.
Scholarship funds may be used to cover items not covered by the NDIS or other funding schemes. These include:
How to Apply.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Applications will open on September 1, 2023 and close on the 5th of January, 2024.
The Maple Emerging Talent Scholarship is available only to individuals who are part of the Maple Services as either an Employee or a Client.
The Maple Equality and Inclusion Scholarship is open to all individuals across Australia who identify as having a disability.
The Maple Youth Empowerment Scholarship is open to all individuals between the ages of 12 and 21 years across Australia. Note: the individual can be 21 year and 11 months.
The Maple Emerging Talent Scholarship is offering one individual access to $5,000 to assist in their studies.
The Maple Equality and Inclusion Scholarship is offering one individual access to $5,000 to assist in their studies.
The Maple Youth Empowerment Scholarship is offering 5 individuals access to $1,000 each to assist them in their studies.
You can find the Application Form the specific Scholarship Pages on the Maple Community Services Website.
Additionally, you can find a link to the Application Form Here.
Maple Community Services is aligned to the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 when it comes to defining what a Disability is for the purpose of our Scholarship Program.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) defines disability broadly as:
- total or partial loss of the person’s bodily or mental functions; or
- total or partial loss of a part of the body; or
- the presence in the body of organisms causing disease or illness; or
- the presence in the body of organisms capable of causing disease or illness; or
- the malfunction, malformation or disfigurement of a part of the person’s body; or
- a disorder or malfunction that results in the person learning differently from a person without the disorder or malfunction; or
- a disorder, illness or disease that affects a person’s thought processes, perception of reality, emotions or judgement or that results in disturbed behaviour;
and includes a disability that:
- presently exists; or
- previously existed but no longer exists; or
- may exist in the future (including because of a genetic predisposition to that disability); or
- is imputed to a person.
To avoid doubt, a disability that is otherwise covered by this definition includes behaviour that is a symptom or manifestation of the disability.
Also note that Maple Community Services reserves the right to a proof of disability upon applying for the scholarship.
You do not need to be an NDIS recipient to apply for the Maple Equality and Inclusion Scholarship.
The minimum time the individual must have been with Maple Services is 3 months.
This Scholarship is open to both Maple Staff as well as Maple Clients.
Your Scholarship Funds can only be used for the below purchases:
All applicants must be enrolled in study in Australia for 2024.
If a Support Worker is the successful recipient, their studies must be within the following fields:
- Aged Care
- Personal Care
- Social Work
- Mental Health
- Social Sciences
- Community Services
- Or another category that falls within the medical, health/wellbeing, justice-related or services industry.
Study may be undertaken through any tertiary, TAFE, vocational or registered training (RTO) with a CRICOS or RTO code, or other registration appropriate to the type of organisation.
Courses may be undertaken via face-to-face, external, online, correspondence learning or a combination of these.
For any enquiries, please contact Maple Community Services between Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm:
- 1800 780 964
- [email protected]
The Scholarship will be provided to successful individuals in two payments. The first of these payments will be available during January, 2023. The second payment will be available no sooner than half way through an individual’s study tenure, or at a 6 month interval. Whichever is sooner.
After carefully considering every application, the Scholarship Committee will select one successful applicant for the Emerging Talent Scholarship, one successful applicant for the Equality and Inclusion Scholarship, and 5 successful applicants for the Youth Empowerment Scholarship.
Have a question not answered above? Get in touch.
If you have any questions relating to the Maple Scholarship Program, please reach out to us and someone from the team will be in touch soon.