Schol­ar­ships are on of­fer for re­gional stu­dents in Hin­ter­land

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

FED­ERAL Mem­ber for Fisher An­drew Wal­lace has en­cour­aged stu­dents in the Sun­shine Coast Hin­ter­land to ap­ply for a govern­ment-funded schol­ar­ship to study a sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing or math­e­mat­ics (STEM) course.

Mr Wal­lace said ap­pli­ca­tions were now open for the $24 mil­lion Ru­ral and Re­gional En­ter­prise Schol­ar­ships pro­gram.

“Schol­ar­ships of up to $18,000 are avail­able to help stu­dents in the Sun­shine Coast Hin­ter­land with the costs of study­ing STEM at univer­sity or a vo­ca­tional ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing in­sti­tu­tion,” Mr Wal­lace said.

“One of these schol­ar­ships could help a promis­ing Hin­ter­land stu­dent re­alise their po­ten­tial and get a STEM ed­u­ca­tion that will open a world of fu­ture pos­si­bil­i­ties.

“New guide­lines will also make it eas­ier for drought-af­fected stu­dents to ap­ply, in­clud­ing fam­i­lies re­ceiv­ing the Farm House­hold Al­lowance.

“In to­tal, more than 1200 ru­ral, re­gional and re­mote stu­dents will re­ceive sup­port through the pro­gram.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and to ap­ply, visit ed­u­ca­tion. gov.au/ru­ral-and-re­giona­len­ter­prise-schol­ar­ships or qtac.edu.au/schol­ar­ships.

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