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FDN Announces Opening of 2021 Scholarship Applications

The Future Direction Network is pleased to announce that applications for its 2021 scholarship are now open.

FDN Chairman Ninus Kanna noted that "2021 will be the 9th year of the scholarships existence, with two individuals receiving $18,000 over three years of university education".

"In these 9 years, we have paid out $300,000 to 18 brilliant role models to South-West Sydney".

Applications are open to students from South-West Sydney who intend to study at university. The scholarship recipient will also be paired with a mentor to help support, encourage and guide the student through their studies.

Each of the two scholarships are valued at $6,000 per annum over three years ($18,000 total value), commencing in 2021.

Students are encouraged to apply online at and state their case as to why they should be awarded an FDN scholarship.

Applicants must live in South West Sydney and have completed their HSC in 2020.

Applications close 11.59pm on Friday the 8th of January 2021 with recipients announced soon thereafter.

About FDN FDN is a not-for-profit founded in 2008 by current Board member, former NRL player and Churchill Fellowship recipient Corey Payne. Despite enjoying a successful career in sport, Corey firmly believes in the power of University education to open opportunities and improve University attendance among students in South West Sydney. The mission of FDN is to inform, educate and inspire youth from South West Sydney about the importance of attending university. This is to be accomplished through mentoring programs, career pathway planning and financial assistance, by way of the FDN Scholarship.

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