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Open Now: Applications for Jenny Gardiner Scholarship

Applications for the 2016 Young Nationals Jenny Gardiner Scholarship are now being accepted by the NSW Young Nationals. The scholarship is for young people under 25 who are from regional New South Wales and are currently studying a university course or undertaking an apprenticeship in regional NSW.

 The scholarship, named after Jenny Gardiner MLC, a Life Member and a great supporter of the NSW Young Nationals and a fierce advocate for regional education, is for a total of $2000 with $1000 deposited each semester (April and August 2017). Applicants will need to submit up to 2,000 words on what living in regional Australia means to them and how they hope to contribute to regional communities in the future.

Chairman of the NSW Young Nationals Jessica Price-Purnell, believes that this is an excellent incentive for regional students wishing to pursue further education after high school at either University or TAFE:

“The NSW Young Nationals have always been at the forefront of the fight for fair access to tertiary education for the regions, so in 2014 we came up with the idea to give one promising regional young person a helping hand to attend university or undertake an apprenticeship in regional NSW.” 

"We were delighted to award the last Jenny Gardiner Scholarship to Holly Walker of Ariah Park, one of the greatest little towns in NSW. Holly is from a farming family and wrote of the assistance the scholarship will give her to study science and use the skills she obtains to help farmers by finding ways to ensure crops remain productive into the future,” Jessica said. 

The NSW Young Nationals hopes that the award will be presented to someone equally as passionate about regional NSW in 2016.

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