“Education is the key to breaking disadvantage”– Father Chris Riley

You can support one young person’s dream for a bright future by sponsoring a disadvantaged student to achieve their educational aspirations.

Youth Off the Streets’ National Scholarship Program



Youth Off The Streets’ National Scholarship Program recognises the talents and strengths of young people between 16 and 21 years of age who show extraordinary potential to reach their goals but are hampered by barriers including poverty, family circumstances and other forms of disadvantage.

The program gives generous supporters like you the opportunity to invest in a young person’s future by helping them to take their education to the next level, making a significant and impactful difference to their lives and their livelihoods.

We are currently seeking sponsors for exceptional young people around Australia whose drive, ambition and achievements have qualified them for a place on the program.



How your sponsorship will help a student:

  • The funds provided by the sponsorship can cover the costs of approved educational course fees and equipment, uniform and educational resources over a two year period.

  • We also connect each young person with a professional mentor to provide dedicated guidance, advice and support during their studies, giving them the best possible chance of success.

  • Throughout the duration of the scholarship Youth Off the Streets provides dedicated staff support to each recipient.

As a sponsor you will receive regular updates on the progress of your student and opportunities to connect with the program and our cause including:

  • Your student’s profile: completed by your student to introduce themselves and share more information with you like their interests, hobbies and career goals

  • Twice yearly reports on your student’s progress and personal development

  • Two tickets to the National Scholarship Awards Ceremony in Sydney where you have the opportunity to meet your sponsored student in-person

  • An invitation to attend the Youth Off The Streets Presentation Night, our end-of-year awards ceremony celebrating our young people’s achievements

“All of our recipients have been fantastic. We’ve had one young girl take up a nursing career and achieve remarkable things through photography. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a young person with so much promise and enthusiasm achieve their dreams.”

David- Business owner and long term supporter of the National Scholarship Program



Call us on 02 9330 3500 and ask for the Scholarships team or email scholarships@youthoffthestreets.com.au


We’ll discuss how the sponsorship works and how your support will make a lasting impact to a young person in need.


We’ll provide updates on your scholarship recipients, their progress and all their achievements throughout the year.

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