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The NYSF Equity Scholarship is designed to assist participants from low socio-economic and/or other disadvantaged backgrounds to attend the NYSF Year 12 Program.

About the Equity Scholarships

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is committed to ensuring that as many talented young Australians can benefit from participating in our programs as possible. The NYSF Equity Scholarship is made possible by a grant from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and will be awarded to up to 30 students attending the NYSF Year 12 Program in 2019.

The $1,000 scholarship is not paid directly to the successful applicants, but is awarded as a reduction in the NYSF Year 12 Program Fee ($3,150 for January 2019). As per usual arrangements, an invoice for the program fee will be issued to the participant’s nominating Rotary Club. It is up to the club and participant to agree how much, if any, of that balance will be paid by the participant.

The application process for the NYSF Equity Scholarship will run parallel to the application process for the NYSF Year 12 Program. It’s important that if you are intending to apply for an Equity Scholarship that you also submit a program Application by following the instructions here.

All information provided in the Equity Scholarship application form will be kept strictly confidential. Any information will only be distributed to the Selection Committee involved in the scholarship assessment process. The information will not be used in the selection of students to attend the NYSF Year 12 Program.


Who is eligible?

To be eligible for an NYSF Equity Scholarship, you must be studying in Year 11 in Australia, be an Australian citizen or resident, and satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  1. You currently receive Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY, or another Centrelink payment for students.
  2. You currently receive one or more other Centrelink income and asset-tested entitlements.
  3. Your parent/guardian(s) are receiving the Family Tax Benefit Part A.
  4. You are experiencing financial hardship or another form of disadvantage that negatively impacts your ability to attend the Program.

Applicants may be asked to provide supporting documentation. Applications for the scholarship will only be considered if the applicant has been selected to attend the NYSF Year 12 Program.


How to Apply

To apply for an NYSF Equity Scholarship, you must complete the online application form.

Please make sure you also complete a program Application by following the instructions here, as applying for an Equity Scholarship does not constitute an application to attend the NYSF Year 12 Program.

If you have any questions, please contact the NYSF office either by calling (02) 6125 2777 or via email.