Scholarships to support vulnerable students

Published: 18 Oct 2020

Students in out-of-home care or living in social housing can apply for a $1000 scholarship to help cover their educational expenses.


The scholarship is available to students who are studying one of the following in 2021:

  • year 10, 11 or 12 at a NSW high school or equivalent at a TAFE college
  • a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship
  • a VET subject at a NSW high school.

Students can use the grants for educational expenses. This includes textbooks, laptops, course equipment, stationery and transport.

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said the scholarships will support vulnerable students through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Many families are feeling financial pressure right now and it is important that our most vulnerable students remain connected to education and are given the best possible chance to succeed,” Ms Mitchell said.

Scholarship applications will close at 5pm on Friday 19 February 2021.

Find out more about the DCJ Scholarships 2021.

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