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

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.