Scholarships

The Symbols of Hope Scholarship model not a traditional scholarship program. It is about empowerment towards employment and self-sustainability.  Our tailored programs are open to people from all backgrounds, looking to improve their lives and build a pathways and their own personal dreams. It is focused on those who have fallen through the gaps in our society.

 

Over the last 4 years scholarships have been awarded to candidates nominated by our impact partners. With a focus on giving opportunities to those who face stigma or challenging circumstances and are often not catered for by traditional government assistance or facing hurdles that do not allow easy societal acceptance or transitions into employment. 

Funding 

Our scholarships cover a wide range of basic needs (travel, living expenses, housing, food, uniforms etc) and training costs (on-site trainers, TAFE accredited lessons), as well as crisis accommodation in some cases. Safe, supported housing, is also sourced and provided in some cases for vulnerable people who have completed our programs and are trying to make it on their own. Creating additional support and mentoring towards maintaining long term employment opportunities, is extended where ever needed and possible.

Criteria

We do not have a unique criteria classification, nominations are all considered on their merits and in consultation with impact partners nominating individuals.

Nominations

A shortlist of impact partners have been appointed to assist in nomination of scholarships, from the people they work with in their own operations and service delivery.

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Trainees 'By Pure'

The Symbols of Hope Scholarship model also extends to a limited number of paid training roles, that allow for paid on the job training or even full traineeships and apprenticeship.

Scholarships offered to successful nominated applicants could include trainee roles with "By Pure" social enterprises including for example:

 

  • The Table By Pure, internal cafe and events, Lendlease International Headquarters, International Towers in Barangaroo.

  • Ame By Pure, corporate catering with various locations and commercial kitchen operations.

  •  Ben and Jerry's By Pure, locations opening around Sydney.

  • Pure Coffee Project (PCP) locations opening around Sydney. 

  • Other locations and partners (including Canva, Paul Ramsay Foundation HQ, Ben and Jerry's and more).

Criteria

We do not have a unique criteria classification, nominations are all considered on their merits and in consultation with impact partners selecting individuals. We may also consider candidates who are nominated by other community groups in our networks or in those in at risk situations where we can try to create special roles.

Nominations

A shortlist of impact partners have been appointed to assist in nomination of scholarships, from the people they work with in their own operations and service delivery. For applicants accepting nominations please enter your details below so we can contact you to discuss any current options available and arrange a time to meet.