Scholarships for Luminate 2018 open now!

We're super excited to announce the launch of scholarships for Luminate 2018! Applications are now available and can be made online through the Luminate website (

apply for a 2018 scholarship

Luminate is a gap year program where young people aged 17-22 can explore their faith, grow closer to God, study and serve, and discover more about themselves and the world around them. This exciting news comes just in time for young adults who are still deciding what they want to do next year - if money was holding you back from embarking on this exciting yearlong discipleship program, this is your opportunity to apply.

So what are the details?

Scholarship applications are now open for up to seven scholarships ranging in value from ‘1 term’ ($2,549) to $5,000.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Applications are available to any Australian citizen or permanent resident who is eligible to apply for Luminate 2018. Scholarships will be awarded on merit according to the following criteria.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Christian faith AND
  • Ability to lead ministry within a Christian agency AND either
  • Recent academic performance (secondary or tertiary level) OR Hardship

How do I apply?

To apply for the scholarship, you will need to fill out the application form available on the Luminate website. Short-listed applicants will then be invited to an interview on Saturday 18 November. If extenuating circumstances (as agreed upon by LYQ) prevent you from being available on this date then we may arrange an alternative. Each interview will be around 30 minutes and take place in the Milton Offices.

apply for a 2018 scholarship


Note: Applicants who miss out on the scholarships can still apply for Luminate via the application form on the website ( You will still have the option to pay the year's fees up front and receive a 5% discount and we can help you apply for an LCA Study Grant in March 2018.  

Looking at doing Luminate in 2019 or beyond? Don’t worry, the scholarships and other grants will be available for future years. Listen out next year for more information.