About the Variety Heart Scholarships Program

The Variety Heart Scholarships Program provides financial assistance for children with an existing talent, who are disadvantaged or living with a disability, to achieve their full potential and allow them to follow their dreams.

These children have already demonstrated success and commitment in the areas of sports, arts, music or academia and are at the stage where they need external support to continue to advance.

Children like Paige, who is a current Variety Scholarship recipient, with dreams of competing at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo!

Who can apply?

  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Resident of Queensland
  • Aged between 6 to 17 years
  • Demonstrate an existing talent in one of these areas; The Arts, Sport or Education
  • Downloadable Guidelines

On March 3, we awarded Variety Heart Scholarships to 14 kids aged 8 to 17 from right around Queensland who represent a diverse range of talents.

These scholarship recipients have been selected by our Grants Committee and approved by our Board because they have shown extraordinary tenacity to achieve their dreams in the face of adversity.

These scholarships are made possible thanks to national corporate partners, FGX and Gloria Jean’s Coffees, as well as many donors who accepted the invitation to sponsor a scholarship.

Some of these generous donors are Variety Bash or 4WD Explorer participants, and others were guests of last year’s Variety of Chefs gala.

Meet Paige, one of our Variety Heart Scholarship Recipients