Regional B Early Childhood students more supported under new scholarships

Regional B Early Childhood students more supported under new scholarships

by Freya Lucas

March 04, 2021

Students from regional and remote communities, including those studying a Bachelor Of Early Childhood, can now apply for scholarships worth up to $18,000 to help meet the cost of university or other tertiary education and training.


Federal Minister for Education and Youth Alan Tudge said the latest round of the Government’s Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program will help 700 commencing students access tertiary education opportunities this year, from Certificate IV to PhD level.


Acknowledging the significant financial barriers for regional students, the Minister outlined the aim of the scholarships, which is to get more students from regional and remote Australia into higher education so they can get a qualification and get into a job.


Special consideration will be given to applicants from areas affected by recent natural disasters such as drought and bushfires, he added. 


The program is about improving educational outcomes for country people – and that starts with access to high-quality university education and training, Minister for Regional Education Andrew Gee said, saying the scholarships are “an investment in the regions”. 


“I encourage students from regional Australia to make the most of this fantastic opportunity and apply now for a Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship,” Mr Gee said. 


More than 3,000 scholarships have been awarded through the first four rounds of the $62.6 million program. A further round of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships, Round Six, is scheduled to run in 2022.


For more information, or to apply, please see here.