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Scholarships for regional students available in 2022

Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education and Minister for Emergency Management, National Recovery and Resilience the Hon Bridget McKenzie MP

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said more than 1000 eligible students from regional and remote Australia will have access to a scholarship worth up to $18,000 to support their tertiary education in 2022.

Senator Henderson said applications for Round 6 of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program are now open

“These scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for students from regional and remote communities to access financial support to support further study such as a university qualification,” Senator Henderson said.

“I would encourage all students from across regional Victoria to check their eligibility and if eligible, to apply for an RRES scholarship.”

Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie said the scholarships support students to undertake courses from Certificate IV to PhD level.

“Since 2018, these scholarships have helped support more than 4000 regional and remote students to access a tertiary education,” Minister McKenzie said.

“I have heard from scholarship recipients that the application process is easy and the money has helped them to undertake a tertiary education they might otherwise have not been able to afford.

“The Australian Government is committed to reducing the disparity between rural and regional students and their city counterparts, and these scholarships help deliver on that promise.

“I would encourage all eligible regional and remote Australians to apply to access these scholarships to help support them in their higher education.”

The Australian Government has invested $62.6 million in the RRES program since 2017.

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