North Coast

$1000 scholarships available for Clarence and Richmond Valley students

Clarence and Richmond Valley students nearing the end of high school or undertaking tertiary education and living in social housing or out-of-home-care have until 19 February to apply for a $1000 grant to help with their education expenses including text books, laptops, tutoring and course costs, according to $1,000, Chris Gulaptis.

“We live in the most beautiful part of New South Wales but not the wealthiest, so this could be a game changer for many local families,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“The scholarships help remove some of the barriers vulnerable students may face so they can focus their attention on the classroom instead.”

Students are eligible to apply if they are:

• A social housing tenant or applicant, be living in crisis or supported accommodation or living in out-of-home care.

• Studying in Year 10, 11 or 12 at a NSW high school or a TAFE equivalent, undertaking a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship or studying a Vocational Education and Training (VET) subject at school in 2021.

Mr Gulaptis said the application process is quite simple and can be endorsed by a staff member at school, parent, guardian, carer, caseworker or support worker.

The deadline for applications is Friday 19 February 2021. For more information and to apply visit