LETTER: Scholarships help vulnerable youth

APPLICATIONS can be made for a scholarship under the FACS Scholarship Program aimed at supporting vulnerable young people to ­pursue their educational goals.

The program, which allows students to receive financial assistance from Year 10 until they complete their tertiary education, provides funds that can be spent on items to support a student’s education, ­including text books, computers and private tutoring.

This money can help students in our region in many practical ways – it may be as simple as paying for internet access or buying new textbooks.

To be eligible to apply for grants, students must be living in social housing (public, community or Aboriginal housing), on the NSW Housing Register, receiving private rental assistance, living in crisis or supported accommodation or living in out-of-home care. 

Further information is at www.facs.nsw.gov.au.

 Austin Evans,

Member for Murray

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