Southern Cross Housing 2021 Scholarship Program


The Southern Cross Housing Scholarship Program provides support for our tenants by assisting with the cost of education, sports activities or special interests like cultural learning and arts that help them achieve their full potential. The program supports Primary and High School students, and tenants that are studying at TAFE and University.

How much can you apply for?

The maximum amount residents can apply for depends on what the scholarship will be used for:

  • Primary School              up to $400.00
  • High School or TAFE   up to $800.00
  • University                       up to$1,200.00

What can the Scholarship be used for? 
You can use the funding to pay for things such as:

  • Course fees, for example TAFE or university
  • Textbooks, workbooks, study guides
  • Computer equipment
  • Uniforms
  • Sports kit/ equipment
  • Special equipment
  • Excursions
  • Specialist skills development e.g. writing courses or football academies
  • Outside-of-school activities such as sports or playing an instrument
  • Courses in arts, crafts and other areas of interest for adults
  • Tutoring
  • Courses in employment related skills for example, driving lessons

Who can apply?
To apply for a scholarship, you must:

  • Have completed and submitted a feedback form (if you have previously received funds under the program in 2020)
  • Live in a Southern Cross Housing Property or be receiving support services from one of Southern Cross Housing’s formal partner organisations including:
    • Caresouth
    • The Disability Trust
    • Southern Youth & Family Services
    • Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven – Illawarra
    • St Vincent De Paul
    • Uniting Care
    • Waminda 

How do I apply?

  1. Simply fill in an application form found here on our website or pick up a form from one of our offices in in Nowra, Ulladulla, Batemans Bay, Bega or Cooma. You can also call the office to have an application form mailed to you.
  2. You will need to send in documents to support your application. This might include a course acceptance letter, copy of course fees, and quotes for any equipment costs or sporting activities.
  3. Supporting information is important and helps our assessment panel to better understand how the scholarship could help you to achieve your goals.

Applications for the Southern Cross Housing 2021 Scholarship Program are now closed. If you have submitted an application under the program you will be advised of the outcome of your application in early May 2021.

A copy of our SCH Scholarship Policy can be viewed using the following link –


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