Gurmesh Singh MP


Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh encourages all eligible Coffs Coast students to apply for the 2023 Youth Development Scholarships.

“This scholarship will give a financial boost to disadvantaged young people to give them the tools they need to finish their studies,” Mr Singh said.

“I encourage all eligible youth to apply for the $1000 grant that will be sure to make a difference in their school year.

“Past scholarship recipients have undertaken further study to become doctors, architects and teachers.”

Minister for Families and Communities and Minister for Disability Services Natasha Maclaren-Jones said that doing well in school will open up incredible opportunities for disadvantaged youth and provide them with the strong foundation they need to reach their full potential.

“The scholarships aim to remove some of the financial burdens that students face so they can focus on achieving greater results and finish their studies,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

“From textbooks to internet access, the scholarships will ensure our young people are well equipped to reach their full potential.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be living in social housing or on the housing register, receiving private rental subsidy from DCJ, or living in supported accommodation or out-of-home care.

The Youth Development Scholarships are open to students studying Years 10 to 12 at high school or TAFE equivalent. Students who received a scholarship previously may be eligible to re-apply.

More than 4700 students have been supported by the scholarship program since it was established in 2017.

For more information on how to apply, visit Youth Development Scholarships