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'I always wanted to go to uni': Scholarships support young care leavers

Ben Carr
Updated February 8 2024 - 4:19pm, first published 10:15am
Ruby is excelling at university, studying a Bachelor of Communications, after receiving a schloarship through the the Sisters of Charity Foundation. Picture supplied
Ruby is excelling at university, studying a Bachelor of Communications, after receiving a schloarship through the the Sisters of Charity Foundation. Picture supplied

If you grew up in foster or residential care it is unlikely you'll study at university or TAFE. That's what the statistics say, with about one per cent accessing tertiary education.

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Ben Carr

Ben Carr

Journalist

Starting out as a reporter in Lightning Ridge in 2005, I returned to journalism in 2023 after 15 years spent in event production and technical services. Passionate about community news, contact me on ben.carr@austcommunitymedia.com.au or ph: 0484 524 000

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