Resources for Students

Resources for Students

Chris Stirling Memorial Award


The Chris Stirling Memorial Award was conceived in 2003 by the Parent volunteers employed in the CHS Uniform Shop. Chris was a parent who was actively involved with Chatswood High School from 1996 to 2003, when she died after a short terminal illness.

In memory of Chris, the CHS P&C Association established an Educational Scholarship, funded from the Uniform Shop profits, to be awarded annually to a selected student.


Candidature for the Award is merit-based including the following criteria:

  1. a current CHS student advancing from Year 10 into Year 11 at CHS who has dealt with an adversity or challenge that may affect their schoolwork.
  2. the student may be from mainstream, the support unit or selective stream.


The CHS Year 10 Adviser in consultation with the School Welfare Committee will select the Awardee from the applicant Candidates. Any staff member can nominate a student.

Read more: Chris Stirling Memorial Award

Local Sporting Champions Grant Program

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships. Grants of $500-$750 will be available for successful applicants.

Assessment of Local Sporting Champions applications takes place in four times per year at the end of each quarter. It may therefore take up to five or six months before notifiication of the outcome of the application.

Who can apply

To be eligible to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant, young people must meet eligibility criteria including:

  • be between 12 and 18 years of age (inclusive) at the time of the nominated sporting championship
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be participating as an athlete, coach or match official in a recognised state, national or international sporting championship 
  • incur out of pocket expenses equal or greater to the grant amount eligible to receive (from $500)

Further Information can be found at