Tertiary study scholarships available

School leavers could be eligible for a grant to go towards their tertiary study. 228818_01

School leavers can now apply for a scholarship worth up to $18,000 to support tertiary education this year.

Wide Bay member Llew O’Brien announced that Round 6 of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program was open. The grant program will support up to 1000 eligible students from regional and remote Australia.

“These scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for students from Wide Bay communities to access financial support and receive a helping hand to support their further studies, whether it’s a Certificate IV, a degree or post-graduate study,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I encourage all students from Wide Bay to check their eligibility and consider applying for an RRES scholarship.”

Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie said the scholarships support students to undertake courses from Certificate IV to PhD level.

“Since 2018, these scholarships have helped support more than 4000 regional and remote students to access a tertiary education,” Minister McKenzie said.

“I have heard from scholarship recipients that the application process is easy and the money has helped them to undertake a tertiary education they might otherwise have not been able to afford.

“The Australian Government is committed to reducing the disparity between rural and regional students and their city counterparts, and these scholarships help deliver on that promise.

“I would encourage all eligible regional and remote Australians to apply to access these scholarships to help support them in their higher education.”

The Australian Government has invested $62.6 million in the RRES program since 2017.

For more information visit: https://www.qtac.edu.au/rres-program.