More scholarships for regional students in Hinkler

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt has encouraged students living in Hinkler to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to assist with the costs of their tertiary education.

Applications are now open for scholarships under the expanded $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program.

Mr Pitt said eligible students could benefit from up to $18,000 towards the cost of studying an eligible university or vocational education course.

“It’s only fair if you live in Hinkler that you get the same opportunities to access higher education as those living in metropolitan areas.

“The second round saw 51 scholarships offered to students in Hinkler undertaking undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training (VET) science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) courses.

“Round three has been expanded to include all areas of study, and I hope there will be a record number of applications from across Hinkler.”

Mr Pitt said the scholarships cover courses ranging from certificate IV through to PhD level, with support for those seeking flexible study arrangements, as well as providing $500 for students undertaking an internship to ensure they are job-ready.

“I certainly encourage all prospective students living in Hinkler who need financial support to gain a tertiary qualification or undertake further study to apply,” he said.

Applications for the third round close on 14 June 2019.

For more information or to apply, visit


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