Scenic Rim students encouraged to apply for government-funded scholarship

HIGHER LEARNING: Scenic Rim students can win a scholarship to help cover the costs of studying STEM at university.
HIGHER LEARNING: Scenic Rim students can win a scholarship to help cover the costs of studying STEM at university.

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz has encouraged Scenic Rim students to apply for a government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.

Scott Buchholz said applications were now open for the $24 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program.

“Scholarships of up to $18,000 are available to help students in the Scenic Rim with the costs of studying STEM at university or a vocational education and training institution,” Mr Buchholz said.

“One of these scholarships could help a promising Scenic Rim student realise their potential and get a STEM education that will open a world of future possibilities.

“New guidelines will also make it easier for drought-affected students to apply, including families receiving the Farm Household Allowance.

“I encourage every student in the Scenic Rim who wants to study STEM to apply for the program.

“More than 1,200 rural, regional and remote students will receive support through the program.”

The scholarships may also include internships to help students develop their professional experience and ensure they’re job-ready.

Applications close on Friday, December 14 2018.

For further information and to apply, visit https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships or https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships