The Pinnacle Scholarship

 Educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTQIA+ Australians to realise their full potential.

Scholarships are awarded for fulltime study at public institutions of higher education in Australia, for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.

To be eligible for consideration for a Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship, you must meet every one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident (proof required during application stage)
  • At least 18 years of age and younger than 27 years of age on 20 January in each year for which the scholarship is sought
  • Have achieved good or reasonable scholastic results given your circumstances
  • Will be undertaking fulltime studies
  • Identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community

Pinnacle Foundation scholarships awarded to students in their first year as a Pinnacle scholar are valued at $8,400. Pinnacle scholarships awarded to returning scholars are valued at $6,300. Pinnacle Foundation scholarships are primarily intended to cover study-related expenses. A smaller percentage of scholarship funds awarded may be spent on wellbeing expenses to support you while you study.