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2022 Youth Development Scholarships

The Youth Development Scholarships (YDS), formerly known as the DCJ Scholarships Program, helps young people to finish their education and reach their full potential.

If you work with a young person who could benefit from a scholarship, we need your help.

Students can use their scholarship for educational, support related or living expenses in the 2022 academic year. This can include text books, tutoring, laptops, iPads or transport costs – among other things.

Support us and spread the word
If you work with a young person living in social housing or out-of-home care who could benefit from a scholarship, please let them know that the program is available.

Young people who previously received a scholarship may be eligible for a scholarship in 2022 if they are still at school or engaged in post-school education and are still a social housing client.

What are the application dates?
Applications open at 9.00 am on Monday, 18 October 2021 and close at 5.00 pm on Friday, 18 February 2022.

How can I help?
A promotional pack is available for you to download from

It includes:

  • an A3 poster
  • factsheet for new applicants
  • factsheet for returning applicants
  • factsheet for education and support staff
  • social media images to share online

Please share this information with the young people you work with and your networks, to help us spread the word.

Where can I find out more?
If you have any questions, please call the Housing Contact Centre on 1800 422 322, for Housing Services press 2 then press 4 for General Enquiries or email: ">

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