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Colyton High School Scholarships open in Term 3 2024

Youth Development Scholarships

The Youth Development Scholarships (YDS) program is offering up to 1,400 scholarships to young people enrolled in education or training to help complete their studies in the 2024 school year. 

Who can re-apply for a Youth Development Scholarship? 

You are eligible to apply if you are: 

Studying at one of the following in 2024: 

  • Year 10, 11 or 12 at an NSW high school or equivalent at TAFE or a VET subject at school; or 
  • completing a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship and able to provide a signed contract agreement from your registered training provider; or 
  • home schooling and able to provide a Certificate of Home Schooling Registration. 

You 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 a private rental subsidy from DCJ (not Centrelink) 
  • living in community housing/Aboriginal community housing  living in housing provided by a Local Aboriginal Land Council 
  • living in supported, crisis or temporary accommodation 
  • living in statutory, supported, or voluntary out-of-home care. 

Note: Applicants living away from home or temporarily staying with family/friends need to be on a current social housing tenancy or have an active social housing application. 

How much is the Youth Development Scholarship? 

Each scholarship for the 2024 school year is $1,000 (no GST included as this is a grant payment).

When can I apply?

The application period for high school students includes the school holidays: 

Applications will open at 9am, 16 October 2023.

For New and Returning high school students, applications will close 5pm on 16 February 2024.

For more information visit:

Fact Sheet for New Applicant (PDF, 121.8 KB)

Fact Sheet for Returning Applicant (PDF, 151.5 KB)