Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres MP is reminding social housing residents that they have only 15 days to apply for the 2014 Housing NSW Youth Scholarships.
The final date for entries is 30 August 2013.
Mr Ayres said the Youth Scholarship program, now in its eighth year, is aimed at encouraging and supporting young social housing residents to finish their Higher School Certificate or TAFE equivalent.
Two hundred students will each receive scholarships to the value of $2000 to assist them to complete their studies.
“I urge all eligible students to apply, as the scholarship could open the door to exciting opportunities into the future.
“I also encourage schools, communities and families to play an active role in supporting those who are eligible for this program.”
To be eligible students must be under 25, live in or be on the waiting list for social housing, be studying Year 11, 12 or TAFE equivalent and be supported by their school or educational institution.