Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has encouraged students living in Bonner to apply for a
Government-funded scholarship to assist with the costs of their tertiary education.

Applications are now open for scholarships under the expanded $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program.

Mr Vasta said eligible students could benefit from up to $18,000 towards the cost of studying an eligible university or vocational education course.

“Our Government is ensuring that every Australian, no matter where they live, has access to a world-class education,” Mr Vasta said.

“It’s only fair if you live in Bonner that you get the same opportunities to access higher education as those living in metropolitan areas.

“The second round saw four scholarships offered to students in Bonner undertaking undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training (VET) science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) courses.

“Round three has been expanded to include all areas of study, and I hope there will be a record number of applications from across Bonner.”

Mr Vasta said the scholarships cover courses ranging from certificate IV through to PhD level, with support for those seeking flexible study arrangements, as well as providing $500 for students undertaking an internship to ensure they are job-ready.

“I certainly encourage all prospective students living in Bonner who need financial support to gain a tertiary qualification or undertake further study to apply,” Mr Vasta said.

Applications for the third round close on 14 June 2019.

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