Sixty seven young people across the Central Coast will receive cash payments of $1,000 from the NSW Government to help achieve their academic aspirations.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the annual Department of Communities and Justice Scholarship is offered to students growing up in social housing or out-of-home care.
“The 67 local students who will benefit from these scholarships can use the $1,000 for education expenses like textbooks, IT equipment and internet access,” Crouch said.
“I know that this will help to lift the load for students in their final years of high school or early years of tertiary education.
“Funding these scholarships is not just a cost – it is an investment in the future of young people growing up in social housing or who are in out-of-home care on the Central Coast.
“The NSW Government is working hard to improve school completion rates, boost vocational and tertiary qualifications and enhance work readiness, so that young people can break the cycle of disadvantage.”
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services, Alister Henskens, said recipients can use their funds for education-related expenses.
“A good education provides the foundation for the future and these scholarships are about giving young people a helping hand to pursue education or work,” Henskens said.
The breakdown of scholarships by suburb is: Gosford 15; Terrigal 5; The Entrance 13; and Wyong 34.
Media release, Jun 3
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch