$1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR OUR LOCAL STUDENTS

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today encouraged students living in social housing or crisis accommodation to apply for the 2019 FACS Scholarship Program.

The Scholarship program, which allows students to receive financial assistance from Year 10 up until they complete their tertiary education, provides $1,000 that can be spent on items to support their education including text books, computers and private tutoring.

Mr Marshall said that the program was a great opportunity to relieve some of the pressure that low income families face when it comes to the costs of education.

“I know how important education is in providing a better future for our children and giving them every opportunity in life,” Mr Marshall said.

“A quality education is the most important gift we can give the next generation, every single child.

“This program is about making the lives of students easier by helping them manage educational expenses so they can complete their studies and succeed.”

Students facing disadvantage, such as those who are carers or living with a health problem, will be prioritised for the scholarship.

Mr Marshall said the scholarship would ensure that students who were committed to their studies were not held back by their circumstances.

“I want the best for young people in social housing and we know that with a strong education, many can break the cycle of disadvantage,” he said.

Applications for the 2019 FACS Scholarship are now open and close on Thursday, 31 January 2019.

For more information, and to apply, visit www.facs.nsw.gov.au/facs-scholarships

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