Scholarships for regional students in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

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.”

Students who live in an Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Area 2 or above are eligible, which in the Federal electorate of Fisher includes students living in Eudlo, Mooloolah Valley, Landsborough, Beerwah, Glasshouse Mountains, Beerburrum, and all areas West of these towns.

“I encourage students in Glasshouse Mountains, Beerwah, Maleny, Landsborough and throughout the Sunshine Coast Hinterland who want to study STEM to apply for the program.

“In total, more than 1,200 rural, regional and remote students will receive support through the program.”

The scholarships may also include internships to help students develop their professional experience and ensure they’re job-ready. Applications close on Friday 14 December 2018.

For further information and to apply, visit https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships or https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships
 

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Authorised by Andrew Wallace MP, Liberal National Party, 11/10 Lake Kawana Blvd, Bokarina, QLD, 4575