National Scholarship Program

The National Scholarship Program celebrates the talents of young people who show extraordinary promise and would benefit from additional support to reach their full potential.

Every year, over 20 young people from across Australia are awarded a Youth Off The Streets scholarship.

What does a scholarship include?

  • Financial support – recipients receive $6,000 towards educational or training goals over two years, including course fees and support costs such as equipment, uniforms, textbooks and stationery
  • Staff support – our staff assist scholarship recipients with budgeting expenses, housing, employment, healthcare, counselling and other service referrals
  • Mentoring each recipient is matched with a trained mentor who provides guidance and support during the scholarship period
  • National scholarship awards ceremonythis event is held in November and formally recognises each recipient’s achievements

Who can apply?

  • Students aged 16–21 inclusive (as at 20 September) with a clear need for financial assistance
  • Students studying in Australia for the duration of the two-year scholarship period
  • Citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand (evidence will be required)

Other criteria

All applicants must convey their genuine talent, ability and determination in any education or training course, including (but not limited to):

  • Academic skills
  • Visual or performing arts
  • Sport
  • Trade skills
  • Music

How do I apply?

  • Download, read and ensure you understand the Nomination Guidelines and Conditions.
  • Download and complete the Budget Template, which you will need while completing the application form.
  • Download and complete the Scholarship Application Form. Please fill this in electronically – do not print it and scan it.
  • Don’t forget to save your completed Budget Template and Application Form!
  • Nominations must be made by the young person themselves; however, assistance in completing the nomination is encouraged.
  • Fill in the details below, upload your completed Budget Template, Application Form and the other required documents.
  • Before submitting below, please check that you have completed all fields.

If you have any questions or queries, please email us at

Nominations for the 2023 National Scholarship Program are now closed.

Find out more

Contact us for more information about our National Scholarship Program

9am – 5pm

(02) 9330 3500


Interested in sponsoring a scholarship?

Our program would not exist without generous sponsors and donors. Learn more about this life-changing sponsorship opportunity.