Cabramatta MP Nick Lalich is urging parents, teachers, principals and community members to nominate students for two prestigious awards.
The Fred Hollows Humanity Awards recognises Year 6 students who display compassion, integrity and kindness towards others. All nominees will receive a certificate and be recognised at a virtual presentation ceremony later this year.
The Harding Miller Foundation Scholarship Program is open to all young women in year 8 targeting high potential girls from low socioeconomic circumstances.
The scholarships are valued at $20,000 over the course of four years and the successful applicants will receive a laptop, mobile data, remote helpdesk support and $2500 personal tutoring.
"These kids are our future," Mr Lalich said.
"We know that a good education is the best creator of opportunity, and I know all families want their children to receive the best education.
"Now, more than ever, we need to support these future leaders by recognising them for their hard work."