$50,000 to help young Queenslanders impacted by cancer Seize the Day

CANCER Council is helping young Queenslanders impacted by cancer kick-start their careers by offering a share of $50,000 to help with the cost of education and training.

Cancer Council Queensland’s Seize the Day Study Awards, launched today, are open to young Queenslanders aged 16 to 21 who have been impacted by cancer personally, or have family members affected by the disease.

The study awards range from $300 to $2500 and are presented to young Queenslanders to assist with the cost of textbooks, stationery, fees, transport and accommodation incurred during post-secondary education and training.


In 2013, 37 young Queenslanders benefitted from a CCQ Seize the Day Study Award.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the awards program acknowledged the courage of young people coping with cancer, and encouraged them to look to the future with hope.

“The awards aim to foster the personal growth and development of young people coping with cancer in Queensland,” she said.

“They encourage young people to reflect on their past and present experiences and support them to build their future.

“All Queenslanders affected by cancer need our support, and the support of the community, to cope with the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

“Our Seize the Day Study Awards are an important part of our commitment to supporting our youth and I would urge all young Queenslanders affected by cancer to apply for this year’s awards.”

Applications for Seize the Day Study Awards open today, April 16, and are available online at www.cancerqld.org.au.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, July 25.

For more information about CCQ’s Seize the Day Study Awards or for an application form, call Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20 or email seizetheday@cancerqld.org.au.