“ This scholarship will help me with my future studies. I plan on attending uni next year and now I have to tools to achieve my dreams. ”
Sarah, Scholarship Recipent

Full University Scholarships

The Adam Scott Foundation Youth Opportunities Scholarship fully funds the tuition fees of a deserving undergraduate student who, without this opportunity, would not be able to attend university. The recipient may pursue studies in any academic discipline at any South Australian University and will receive financial support for the duration of their course.


School Based Scholarships

In 2017, Youth Opportunities launched a Scholarship Program aimed at helping past graduates reach their full potential, through assistance towards schooling or future career and goals.

Graduates of the Personal Leadership Program who face financial or other difficulties and can demonstrate continued effort and progress toward achieving their goals can apply for a scholarship of up to $1,500. Scholarships are awarded in three categories; financial aid, career guidance and academic tutoring.

Since its inception we have awarded $126,000 in school based scholarships to 125 students, with past students being awarded items and experiences such as laptops, DSLR cameras, robotics kits, academic tutoring and VET course fees

In 2019 our scholarship program is open to students from all of our schools across South Australia.

How to Apply?

If you are a Youth Opportunities student that has graduated from the Personal Leadership Program in the last two years, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Past scholarship winners can re-apply once per year until the end of tertiary education.

Applications open twice per year, in Term 1 and 3, with awards presented for these rounds in Term 2 and 4 each year. The next round of scholarships is now open, applications close Monday 9th September.

The following 3 mandatory documents are required to be submitted with every scholarship application:

  1. Copy of the applicant’s most recent school report
  2. Evidence of financial need
  3. Teacher referee form


School reports: If your most recent report hasn’t been released yet, your last available report is acceptable. We want to ensure we reward applicants who are putting their best efforts into their schoolwork, but this does not mean you need to be a straight A student; we encourage anyone to apply.

Evidence of financial need: Our scholarships are aimed at students who are facing financial or other types of disadvantage, allowing them opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. As such applicants must supply proof of financial need, such as eligibility for school cards benefit or proof of Centrelink payment e.g. a copy of a Centrelink Pension or Health Care Card or letter confirming school cards benefit. If you are not in receipt of a benefit, then a written statements and proof of income can be attached to your application to show financial need.

Teacher Referee: Students who wish to apply must approach a teacher at their school to act as a referee, to show the school supports the student’s application. DOWNLOAD THE REFEREE FORM HERE


To submit your application  there are two options:

For more information, please email, speak to your trainer or contact the Youth Opportunities coordinator at your school.

School Based Scholarship Donors

Youth Opportunities would like to thank the following donors for their generosity and support of the Scholarship Program:

Eureka Group

Kain Foundation

The Wyatt Trust

Graham Hobbs

Peter and Joan Marshman

Wes & Sue Seja

Stephen and Gill Hicks

Thyne Reid Foundation

“ Receiving my tutoring scholarship is helping me reach my full potential ”
Lachlan, Scholarship Recipient