Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is excited to announce the Morrison Government has committed $58.1 million for more than 3,150 STEM scholarships for regional and remote students and he is encouraging students in the Grey Electorate to apply.
The Government funded scholarships of up to $18,000 are available to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.
Mr Ramsey said the scholarships which will help students with the costs of studying STEM at university or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) institution and are now open.
“I have strongly advocated for regional and rural students and am pleased the Prime Minister and Education Minister Simon Birmingham, have recognised the inequities in educational opportunities for regional students,” Mr Ramsey said. “This is the second round in the scholarship program which has already helped 504 regional and remote students to commence study in 2018.”
“Increasingly regional communities are looking for people in advanced level technologies to locate to the country. In fact shortages in these areas are costing us economic opportunities. It makes sense we actually help those who call these parts of Australia home to fulfil their dreams and we know our success rate of attracting them back to the country will be higher than for others.”
“The scholarships are available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program and I encourage every student in Grey who wants to study STEM at tertiary level to apply for the program,” he concluded.
Applications close on Friday 1 February 2019 and offers will be made on 11 February 2019.
For further information and to apply, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships