Family And Community Services high school scholarships

Family And Community Services (FACS) is offering High School Scholarships to help students enrolled in education or training to complete their studies. Successful applicants will receive $1,000 to help with school expenses.

Applications open at 9am, Monday 16 January 2017 and close at 7pm, Friday 24 February 2017.

Through the scholarships program, students can use the funds to purchase items like course materials and equipment, or to pay for excursions and tutoring.

Scholarships are open to those receiving housing assistance from Family and Community Services, community housing providers or Aboriginal housing. This also includes students:

  • on the social housing waiting list
  • living in Out of Home Care – currently under the care of the Minister
  • living in public, community or Aboriginal housing
  • living in transitional or crisis accommodation or receiving supported accommodation through a specialist homelessness service
  • receiving private rental assistance, such as a private rental subsidy, bond loan or tenancy guarantee.

Download the student fact sheet now and fill out the online scholarship application.

For more information, visit the FACS website or for enquiries, please contact the scholarships enquiry line on 02 8753 8673 or email

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Helga Smit

Helga Smit is the Director of CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning. Helga is an authority on disability services, Indigenous issues and other social services.

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