Education scholarships open for students in need of financial help

Disadvantaged young students are being encouraged to apply for financial scholarships to help them reach their education and training goals.

Worth $1000 a year, scholarship funds can be used for expenses like text books, course costs and computer equipment.

Students are eligible to apply if they are:

  • Living in social housing, on the NSW Housing Register, receiving private rental assistance or living in crisis or supported accommodation or out-of-home care.
  • Studying in Year 10, 11 or 12 at a NSW high school or TAFE, undertaking a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship or studying a Vocational Education and Training (VET) subject at school in 2018.
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Scholarship recipients can get financial support for over seven years – from Year 10 until the completion of tertiary education.

Member for Dubbo Troy Grant is encouraging young people from our local community to apply for the FACS Scholarships Program to help the region’s most disadvantaged students get ahead.

“These scholarships will support our young people in our local schools and TAFEs to achieve their educational goals,” Mr Grant said

“We know education is key to breaking the cycle of social disadvantage and this scheme will offer significant help to successful applicants in our area.

“The program is a great example of how the NSW government continues to work with our local community to help those most in need.”

Students who received a scholarship in 2017 are still eligible to reapply.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday February 23. To apply visit www.facs.nsw.gov.au/education.