2020 MSN Refugee Student Education Program

Applications for the 2020 MSN Refugee Student Education Program have now closed.

Supported by the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and Northern Settlement Services, the program will provide 10 eligible students each with:

• a scholarship of $2,000, to purchase resources that support their education;
• a personalised career development advice program, valued at $1,000; and
• participation in a 13 week mentoring program, with each student being appointed a mentor trained by the Mentor Support Network.

Eligible students are at least 15 years old, currently enrolled in school or another educational institution, committed to their education and have a refugee background. 

More details will be found in the guidelines on the first page of the application form.

While at this time we cannot commit to being able to offer the program again in 2021, we will be seeking funding to do so.  If you are interested in the program you may find it helpful to review the 2020 application form which also contains program guidelines.  Note that each student must be nominated either by their school or another organisation that works closely with them.  The nominator must provide a letter of recommendation.

Scholarships in this program were first awarded in 2019.   Watch the video of the awards presentation here.