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

Full University Scholarships

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

Applications for the 2021 Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship will open in December 2020.


School-Based Scholarships

In 2017, Youth Opportunities launched a scholarships program, aimed at helping past graduates reach their full potential, through assistance towards schooling or future career 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 2020, our scholarships program is open to all Youth Opportunities graduates from schools running our Personal Leadership Program in South Australia.

How To Apply

If you are a Youth Opportunities student who graduated from the Personal Leadership Program in the last 2 years, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Past scholarship winners can re-apply once per year, until the end of their 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 30th March, 2020.

The following documents must be submitted with every scholarship application:

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


School reports: Please provide your last available report. 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 all graduates 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 may not otherwise be able to access. 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 statement and proof of income can be attached to your application to show financial need.

Teacher referee: Each applicant must provide a school-based referee to show the school supports the application. DOWNLOAD THE REFEREE FORM HERE

You can submit your application in one of two ways, either:

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 scholarships program:

EDP Group

Kain Foundation

The Wyatt Trust

Graham Hobbs

Peter & Joan Marshman

Wes & Sue Seja

Mario Corena

Karin Harris

Karen Farmer

Stephen & Gill Hicks

Thyne Reid Foundation

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