GIVING DISADVANTAGED YOUTH A LEG UP IN LIFE
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is calling on our region’s youth to get their applications in for the 2023 Youth Development Scholarships.
“The NSW Government’s Youth Development Scholarships helps bridge the gap for disadvantaged youth, giving them a much-needed financial boost to help them finish their studies,” Mr Anderson said
“The $1,000 grant can make a real difference in the life of a young person in need so I would encourage any eligible young person in our region to apply.
“Previous scholarship recipients have gone on to become doctors, architects and teachers and I look forward to hearing more success stories from our region.”
Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services Natasha Maclaren-Jones said that doing well in school will open up incredible opportunites for disadvantaged youth and provide them with the strong foundation they need to reach their full potential.
“The scholarships aim to remove some of the financial burdens that students face so they can focus on achieving greater results and finish their studies,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said
“From textbooks to internet access, the scholarships will ensure our young people are well-equipped to reach their full potential.”
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be living in social housing or on the housing register, receiving private rental subsidy from DCJ, or living in supported accommodation or out-of-home care.
The Youth Development Scholarships are open to students studying Years 10 to 12 at high school or TAFE equivalent. Students who received a scholarship previously may be eligible to re-apply.
More than 4700 students have been supported by the scholarship program since it was established in 2017.
For more information on how to apply, visit Youth Development Scholarships dcjnsw.info/YDS2023