Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien

February 2, 2022

School leavers across the South Burnett have been invited to apply now for Federal Government scholarships worth up to $18,000 to support their tertiary education.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said Round 6 of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program would support up to 1000 eligible students from regional and remote Australia (see map link, below).

“These scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for students to access financial support and receive a helping hand to support their further studies, whether it’s a Certificate IV, a degree or post-graduate study,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I encourage all students … to check their eligibility and consider applying for an RRES scholarship.”

Regional Education Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie said the scholarships supported 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.

“I have heard from scholarship recipients that the application process is easy and the money has helped them to undertake a tertiary education they might otherwise have not been able to afford.

“The Australian 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 would encourage all eligible regional and remote Australians to apply to access these scholarships to help support them in their higher education.”

The Federal Government has invested $62.6 million in the RRES program since 2017.

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