DCJ to roll out 1000 scholarships to vulnerable students

1 February 2021

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) will offer up to 1000 scholarships to students enrolled in education or training in 2021.

Successful applicants will each receive $1,000 to help with school expenses and secondary support services.

Who can apply?

The scholarships are eligible to people studying in 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.

The applicant must also be either a social housing client or living in out-of-home-care.
This can include:

  • living in public housing, including Aboriginal housing
  • being on the NSW Housing Register (wait list)
  • receiving private rental assistance from DCJ (not Centrelink)
  • receiving a Rent Choice product
  • living in community housing/Aboriginal community housing
  • living in housing provided by a Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • living in Supported Accommodation through a Specialist Homelessness Service Provider
  • living in statutory, supported or voluntary out-of-home care.

Applications open 15 October 2020 and close 19 February 2021.

Click on the link https://nsw-facs.smapply.io to register.