Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased a third round of the $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program is now open. Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships provide up to $18,000 for students from rural, regional or remote Australia to pursue their study. Rounds one and two were limited to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), however round three applications are open to all courses. “I encourage any local students to apply for the new round of Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships because we need more graduates with STEM skills,” he said. Education Minister Dan Tehan said Australians living in rural and regional Australia had greater access to higher education because of the Morrison Government. “We need to address the inequality in Australia where more than 45 per cent of people aged 25-34 in our major cities have a bachelor degree or higher qualification, but that number drops to just 21 per cent in our regions,” Mr Tehan said. “We have a world-class education system, and our Government is ensuring that every Australian, no matter where they live, shares in the benefits.
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