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Disadvantaged students receive scholarship boost

31 March 2016
More than 260 secondary school students across NSW have received financial help to boost their studies in 2016 through a $400,000 scholarship program.
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The Family and Community Services Youth Scholarship Program assists students who live in social housing or crisis accommodation, or who are on the NSW Housing Register, to complete their studies.

The scholarship provides a $1,500 grant to assist them in completing their Higher School Certificate or equivalent qualification. It can be used to purchase items or services such as private tuition, IT equipment, text books and study guides.

Minister for Family and Community Services Brad Hazzard said the funding provides vulnerable young people in NSW with better opportunities for their future.

“We want to break the cycle of disadvantage and education is a key driver of change for young people’s lives,” Mr Hazzard said.

Previous scholarship winners have gone on to have success at university, with many now working as accomplished professionals.

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