Friday 22 September 2017


Mick Young Scholarships

Mick Young Scholarships provide assistance to students in financial hardship who are motivated to complete their studies.

The Mick Young Scholarships were first offered in 1997 to further the work of Mick Young, a shearer, and federal cabinet minister who raised funds to help students complete their education.

Mick Young was driven by the core belief that education creates opportunity, and has the capacity to change the lives of individuals, families and communities.

What began as a compassionate idea to provide, from his own pocket, scholarships to assist people doing it tough in his electorate of Port Adelaide, now stands as testimony to the egalitarian beliefs of one individual.

After Mick died in 1996, his colleagues and family decided to continue his work by creating the Mick Young Scholarships Trust. It became national in 1997 and has continued Mick's abiding belief in education as “a right, not a privilege." 

In all, a total of $2.6 million has been distributed to some 4,000 students.

Scholarships are competitive as there is a limited number available.

Mick Young Scholarships generally provide $500 - $1,000 to assist with course fees, transport, equipment and other expenses which enable students to successfully complete their studies.

.The following TAFEs (referred to as Scholarship Associates) offer Mick Young Scholarships: