Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan has congratulated 12 students from Gilmore for receiving a Government-funded scholarship to assist with the costs of their tertiary education.
The fourth round of scholarships have been awarded under the Coalition Government’s $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program, with additional consideration given to those affected by bushfire and drought.
“Our Government is ensuring that every Australian, no matter where they live, has access to a world-class education,” Senator Molan said.
“There are 12 students from the Gilmore electorate who have benefited from up to $18,000 towards the cost of their studies at higher education providers, including University of Wollongong, University of Canberra, The Academy of Interactive Entertainment, TAFE NSW, Queensland University of Technology, Charles Sturt University and UOWC.
“It’s only fair if you live in Gilmore you get the same opportunities to access higher education as those living in metropolitan areas, and this financial support will help our students to do so.
“The scholarships will help ease some of the financial burden at what has been a very difficult time for many, and include $500 for Gilmore’s students to undertake an internship to ensure they are job-ready.”
“As part of our Government’s Job-ready Graduates reforms, we are providing an additional $400 million to increase opportunities for regional, rural and remote students to get a world-class education and support regional university campuses.
“We are committed to ensuring more Australians from regional and remote areas like Gilmore learn the skills they will need to succeed in the jobs of the future.”
Scholarships are offered throughout 2020. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships.