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Scholarships for rural and remote early childhood educators

Diploma-qualified staff working as early childhood educators in the Cootamundra electorate can now apply for a scholarship to boost their qualifications, Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson announced today.

Katrina said a new round of applications for the rural and remote early childhood teaching scholarships will open on 11 April 2016.


“Qualified early childhood educators can make a real difference in the lives of our children, helping to set them up for a great start at school,” Katrina said.


“I encourage all diploma qualified educators interested in upgrading their Diploma qualification to a four-year Bachelor’s degree to apply for a scholarship.”


Thirty scholarships will be available, with each scholarship worth up to $10,000.


“To be eligible, staff must be working in a rural or remote community preschool, mobile preschool or long day care service,” Katrina said.


“By improving the skills of early childhood educators, we can enrich the quality of preschool programs in rural and remote communities across our State.”


This is the second round of the $1.3 million scholarship program, which will award up to 30 scholarships every year for four years from 2016 to 2019.


Natalie Clarke from Cowra Early Mobile Service was awarded a scholarship from the previous round to assist in the costs of undertaking additional study


Applications for this round close on 13 May 2016.


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