Some of the Dubbo electorate’s most disadvantaged young people will be supported to achieve their academic aspirations as part of the NSW Government’s Youth Development Scholarships program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders encouraged eligible youth in the Dubbo electorate to apply for the $1000 grant.
“Focusing on school is not always easy, especially if you’re facing challenges with your health, caring duties, home life, or the cost of education and training,” Mr Saunders said.
“The Scholarship will provide a financial boost to disadvantaged young people to give them the tools they need to finish their studies.
“Students can use the funding to help pay for education-related expenses such as textbooks, IT equipment, and internet access.”
Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said that a quality education is a strong foundation for a brighter future.
“The NSW Government wants to support our students in achieving their goals, and these scholarships provide them with the necessary financial support to get them started,” Ms Mitchell said.
“I know these scholarships will be greatly appreciated by our young people, and will help them have a bright start in life.”
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, go to https://dcj.nsw.gov.au/children-and-families/children-and-young-people/youth-development-scholarships-2023.html