Students who started university this year can still apply for a scholarship worth up to $18,000, says Nationals Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack.
Mr McCormack said Round 5 of the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship (RRES) program had scholarships available for eligible students who started study in 2021.
Mr McCormack said some students may have not given a lot of thought to what assistance was available or may have self-assessed and thought they were not eligible for a scholarship.
“Whatever reason for not applying for a scholarship, I urge students who have not applied yet to have another look at this fantastic opportunity for students from regional and remote communities,” Mr McCormack said.
Round 5 is still open to students who are undertaking courses from Certificate IV to PhD level and who started their study this year.
The NSW Nationals in the federal government have committed more than $62 million for the RRES program since 2017 and it has delivered more than 3,000 scholarships to help students from regional and remote communities access a tertiary education.
“In some cases, a scholarship has been the difference between being able to go to university and not going,” Mr McCormack said.
“Your postcode should not determine your level of education and the Rural and Regional Enterprise Program is another example of the Government supporting equality in education.”
For more information and to apply, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/rres-program/