Boarding Scholarships for Isolated Students (BSIS) provide assistance to eligible students who are disadvantaged by a low family income and geographic isolation.

Scholarships are available to students in Years 7 – 12 who need to board:

  • to attend NSW public specialist high schools including agricultural boarding schools
  • at a school term hostel in order to access a NSW government secondary school.

The number of scholarships available each year is limited and applications are ranked by the scholarships committee on the basis of greatest need.

Students who receive Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC), ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance from Centrelink are not eligible.

You can apply for a BSIS by downloading BSIS Information and Application Form – PDF.

To find out more about the range of allowances and scholarships available for geographically isolated students, visit Rural and Distance Education.

Last updated: 30 June 2022