The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath says more than 1000 eligible students from regional and remote Australia will have access to a scholarship worth up to $18,000 to support their tertiary education in 2022.
Ms Bath said applications for Round 6 of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program are now open.
“These scholarships support students to undertake courses from Certificate IV to PhD level,” said Ms Bath.
“Since 2018, these scholarships, funded by the federal Nationals and Liberals, have helped support more than 4000 regional and remote students to access a tertiary education.
“A s a former secondary school teacher I understand the importance of supporting and delivering access to tertiary education for all students regardless of where they live.
“Regional students most overcome so many more barriers when it comes access to education – it is important all levels of government close this gap.
“These scholarships support the cost of tertiary education, aiming to reduce financial stress for regional students and their families.
“The Nationals are committed to reducing the glaring disparity between rural and regional students and their city counterparts, and these scholarships are important factor to help deliver on that promise.”
Ms Bath said she is strongly encouraging all eligible regional and remote Australians to apply for these regional study scholarships to support them in their higher education pursuits.
For more information, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/rres-program