New round of youth scholarships opens

Lucy Wicks, Member for Robertson

The Federal Government has released more Gosford region specific youth scholarships, with applications opening on January 29.

Part 2 of Round 3 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians will be open for applications until March 12.

Gosford Regional Scholarship Co-ordinator, Zoe Goddard, said the latest scholarship round was “an amazing opportunity for our youth”.

“The Government has told us this will more than likely be the last lot of scholarships released for our Gosford region, so I want to make sure I give them all away,” Goddard said.

Applicants must be aged 15-24 to apply for a scholarship of up to $5000 per year.

They must be studying a Cert 111, Cert 1V, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course and reside in or around the Gosford Region.

“The funds not only help pay for course fees,” Goddard said.

“There is also a 20-day work placement/internship component which is organised with a suitable employer and the scholar gets paid $3000 on top of their scholarship monies.

“The funding can also cover such things as technical items, student amenities, laptops and electricity.

“Anyone doing a traineeship or apprenticeship will not be eligible.”

Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks said the $8.2M Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians will provide up to 400 scholarships in selected regions, including Gosford.

“The scholarships offer a life-changing opportunity to study a VET qualification and complete an internship,” Wicks said.

“The Morrison Government is committed to ensuring young Australians can upskill and reskill to secure a job.

“I would encourage anyone in our community aged 15-24 years to check eligibility and consider applying.”

For more details on applying email

Media release, Jan 21
Gosford Reginal Scholarship Co-ordinator, Zoe Goddard
Media statement, Jan 25
Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks