Young Volunteer Scholarships

Volunteer Scholarships for young South Australians


Applications are closed.

For more information, please contact the Grants Team on 1300 650 985 or grantssa@sa.gov.au


The Department of Human Services (DHS) provide Young Volunteer Scholarships which recognise the time and energies of young people who volunteer in the community.

Successful applicants receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of course fees or textbooks for courses at university, TAFE or a registered vocational college.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Young Volunteer Scholarship, the applicant must be:

  • aged 25 years and under
  • a permanent resident of South Australia
  • currently studying, or have been accepted to study, a tertiary or vocational qualification with an institution in Australia
  • a current volunteer in their community.

Applications are assessed on the following criteria:

  • current involvement in volunteering
  • history of community participation and volunteering
  • personal motivation
  • demonstrated interest in the community and continued volunteering
  • benefit of scholarship to the individual.