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A Federal Nationals Senator is encouraging students to apply for an Australian government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.

Senator for New South Wales John ‘Wacka’ Williams said scholarships of up to $18,000 were available to help students with the costs of studying STEM at university or a vocational education and training institution.

“The scholarships may also include internships to help students develop their professional experience and ensure they’re job-ready,” Senator Williams said. “More than 1200 rural, regional and remote students will receive support through the program. New guidelines will also make it easier for drought-affected students to apply, including families receiving the Farm Household Allowance.”

Applications close on Friday, December 14, 2018.

For further information and to apply click here.