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The NYSF Access and Equity Scholarship assists participants who may find it challenging to attend the NYSF Year 12 Program.

We are committed to ensuring that as many talented young Australians can participate in our programs as possible.

Final applications for the NYSF Access and Equity Scholarship closed at midnight (AEST) 11 September.

NYSF Access and Equity Scholarships have helped hundreds of students who otherwise would not have been able to participate.

Scholarship applications are assessed on whether participants meet the following criteria:

  • from remote or regional areas,
  • from a low socio-economic background,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander,
  • from any other backgrounds that might need support.

We understand everyone’s situation is unique. You are encouraged to apply for funding if you are experiencing financial hardship or another disadvantage that negatively impacts your ability to attend the program.

In the application, you will be asked to outline your circumstances and how they affect your ability to attend the 2024 NYSF Year 12 Program. If you are applying for a scholarship due to living regionally/remotely, please advise where you live, your travel plans and the travel costs you expect to incur.

In support of your application, please provide a letter of support from a responsible person outside of your family who is aware of your personal and family circumstances. This might be a school principal, year advisor, careers advisor, school counsellor, Rotarian, or social worker. A template for the letter of support and guidance on completing the letter of support are provided here and in the application form. 

The NYSF Access and Equity Scholarship is provided in the form of a discount on program fees, with the amount based on how students meet the assessment criteria. Students can receive a scholarship in addition to other funding, including that from Rotary. This is particularly helpful for students who meet multiple criteria and need extra help.

Click the button at the top of the page, or click here to start your application for an NYSF Access and Equity Scholarship. Remember to complete a separate application for the NYSF Year 12 Program. 


Thank you

The NYSF Scholarship Program is proudly supported by the Department of Industry, Science, and Resources, and a range of other NYSF partners and donors.

"The scholarship allowed me, as a rural student, to participate in the NYSF program. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to network with industry professionals and to expand my interests in STEM." 2021 scholarship recipient.

“I received the equity scholarship, which was amazing for me, and took away a lot of worry about how we were possibly going to find the funds for me to go. Given how much of an amazing experience it was, I can’t imagine how much I would have missed out on if I hadn’t had it.” 2020 scholarship recipient.