Eligible students from regional Victoria, including the Bendigo, McEwen and Indi regions will have access to a scholarship worth up to $18,000 to support their tertiary education in 2022.
Applications for Round 6 of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program are now open.
Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications & Regional Education and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the scholarships support local students to undertake courses from Certificate IV to PhD level.
“Since 2018, these scholarships have helped support more than 4000 regional and remote students to access a tertiary education,” Minister McKenzie said.
“Local students will have access to opportunities to further their education, with these scholarships to support the cost of tertiary education.
“This is aimed at reducing financial stress for students and their families here in regional Victoria. These scholarships can be used for things including living expenses, course fees, or even materials such as text books or IT equipment.
“A scholarship can also enable a regional student to live on campus or pay for fees and equipment for example, without having to spend time worrying about their finances.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to reducing the disparity between rural and regional students and their city counterparts, and these scholarships help deliver on that promise.
“I encourage all eligible regional Victorians to apply for these scholarships to support them in their higher education. They can make a huge impact,” Minister McKenzie said.
The Australian Government has invested $62.6 million in the RRES program since 2017.
For more information, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/rres-program.