This policy relates to the SCH Community Housing Agreement.
NRSCH Performance Outcome 1-Tenant and Housing Services


The purpose of this policy is to advise applicants and SCH staff on eligibility and assessment requirements for SCH Tenant Scholarship Program.

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    This policy applies to educational scholarships offered to SCH tenants, or non-SCH residents that are supported by SCH affiliate partner organisations.

    SCH scholarships are open to tenants that are living in SCH Social Housing properties in the Shoalhaven, Snowy Monaro, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley Local Government Areas. Tenants that are living in SCH Affordable Housing properties are ineligible unless they meet social housing eligibility criteria.

    To be eligible, the household must:

  • Have provided income details to SCH within the previous 6 months, to demonstrate that they are still eligible for Social Housing,
  • Not have current rent or non-rent arrears, unless an approved repayment plan has been agreed and the household is complying with the plan,
  • Have no other scholarship funding available to meet these costs, and
  • Be an approved occupant of an SCH property,
  • If successful in receiving a SCH scholarship in previous years, have completed the feedback form, and submitted it before the due date.
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants with a disability. Attendance at therapy, or other health or social activities, may be counted towards community involvement.

    Scholarship funding can be used towards educational costs for primary school, high school, TAFE or university courses, or participation in organised sporting or music activities. This includes costs of fees/registration, tutoring/lessons, textbooks, equipment, uniforms, excursions, or childcare.

    Funding will be provided for items that are essential to participate in the nominated course or activity (e.g. items included on a compulsory school uniform list, or textbooks identified in a course guide).

    Current maximum scholarship eligibility – refer to table
    Maximum Eligible Amount

    Primary School (Kindergarten to Year 6)

    Secondary School (Year 7 – Year 12)
    $800 .00

    Tertiary Education (University and TAFE) and professional development (music & sports)

    Applications will be assessed, based on:

  • Student goals (in particular, how planned education/participation will improve personal outcomes),
  • Number and types of barriers that are being experienced by the applicant in particular:
  • Disability – physical, intellectual, and cognitive
  • Cultural barriers (including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders)
  • Age specific barriers
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Medical issues
  • The level of student community involvement (as demonstrated by volunteer activities, community participation, etc.), and
  • The student’s personal character and commitment (as demonstrated by school attendance, references and/or achievements).

    The Communities Assist Manager is responsible for all administrative tasks including promotion, distribution, assessment, and evaluation.
    The Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Chief Executive Officer or delegate is responsible for approving scholarships.

    Documents Related to this Policy

    Related Policies

    Other Related Documents

    • Scholarship Application Form