On­line schol­ar­ships guide launched

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NOT-FOR-PROFIT or­gan­i­sa­tion the Coun­try Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion has launched a new on­line schol­ar­ship guide to help young ru­ral and re­gional Aus­tralians ac­cess schol­ar­ships, grants and bur­saries.

This pur­pose-built on­line search plat­form is the first of its kind for coun­try kids and their fam­i­lies and will al­low peo­ple to search hun­dreds of schol­ar­ships in just a few quick clicks.

That’s why CEF have brought to­gether schol­ar­ships from a broad range of fa­cil­i­ties on one easy-to-use web­site.

The CEF 2017 Schol­ar­ship Guide is a one-stop-shop for higher ed­u­ca­tion schol­ar­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties.

CEF CEO Sarah Tay­lor said school leavers from ru­ral and re­gional Aus­tralia have just as much po­ten­tial as kids who grow up in the city but are be­ing locked out of fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion be­cause of financial pres­sures and a lack of ac­cess to op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“When I talk to stu­dents and fam­i­lies from ru­ral Aus­tralia one rea­son kids are not go­ing on to fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion is be­cause they sim­ply can’t af­ford to move away from home,” she said.

Mac­quarie Univer­sity recog­nises the spe­cial chal­lenges stu­dents from re­gional ar­eas face in ac­cess­ing higher ed­u­ca­tion, and costs in­volved in re­lo­ca­tion.

Sup­port of the Schol­ar­ships Guide is one way we can foster ed­u­ca­tional and ca­reer achieve­ments of youth in ru­ral Aus­tralia.

Text­books, equip­ment is just too high in a lot of cases. Visit their web­site for more in­for­ma­tion www.cef.org.au.

CEF 2017: The guide is a one-stop-shop for higher ed­u­ca­tion schol­ar­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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