Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has encouraged students in Far North Queensland to apply for a federal government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.
Mr Entsch said the federal government is increasing the number of scholarships available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program and applications were now open.
“Scholarships of up to $18,000 are available to help students in Far North Queensland with the costs of studying STEM at university or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) institution,” Mr Entsch said.
“One of these scholarships could help a promising Far North Queensland student realise their potential and get a STEM education that will open a world of future possibilities.
“Our government believes that every Australian should have access to our world-leading higher education system, no matter where they live.
“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 Far North Queensland who wants to study STEM to apply for the program.”
The federal government has committed $58.1 million for more than 3,150 scholarships for regional and remote students.
The first round of the scholarship program has already helped 504 regional and remote students to commence study in 2018.
Applications close on Friday, 1 February 2019 and offers will be made on Monday, 11 February 2019.
For further information and to apply visit www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships