Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said a $1000 cash boost will help hundreds of vulnerable young people pursue their educational goals, with the NSW Government announcing the successful recipients of the 2018 Family and Community Services Scholarship Program.

The Scholarship program, which allows students to receive financial assistance from Year 10 up until they complete their tertiary education, provides $1,000 that can be spent on items to support a student’s education including text books, computers and private tutoring.

“I welcome the announcement and am pleased that seven students in the region will benefit greatly from the funding.  

“This money will help students in our area in many practical ways; it may be as simple as paying for the internet or buying new textbooks but it all counts in enabling a vulnerable young person reach their potential.

“We want the best for young people and we know a good education is one of the keys to a successful start in life.”

To be eligible to apply for the grants, students must be either living in social housing (public, community or Aboriginal housing); on the NSW Housing Register; receiving private rental assistance; living in crisis or supported accommodation or living in Out Of Home Care. 

Further information on the FACS Scholarship Program can be found here: 

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