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Tweed Rural and Remote Early Childhood Scholarship awarded

Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest is pleased to congratulate the recipient of the Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarship, Sharnah Bowen, from Possums Community Preschool at Condong.

Mr Provest said it is a great opportunity for local educators to receive up to $10,000 in funding to help with the costs of upgrading their qualification to a four-year Bachelor’s degree.


“These scholarships are specifically for early childhood educators working in regional, rural and remote areas, outside of the big cities,” Mr Provest said.


“We want our local educators to have the best qualifications, so I strongly encourage all childhood educators in Tweed to consider applying for this valuable assistance for their studies in 2018”.


Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams said the rural and remote early childhood teaching scholarships encouraged local diploma-qualified staff in early childhood education and care services to boost their qualifications.


“This will result in an overall improvement to the delivery of early childhood education programs by increasing the number of qualified early childhood teachers across NSW in rural and remote areas,” Mrs Williams.


The Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarships are part of the

Government's $80 million Rural and Remote Education Blueprint for Action.


The next round of scholarships will be open in April 2017 for the 2018 academic year.


For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, visit the Department of Education website at

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