Edith Cowan University announces 25 new scholarships for South West campus
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Edith Cowan University announces 25 new scholarships for South West campus

by Freya Lucas

February 03, 2023

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has been awarded a $1.4million Destination Australia 2023 grant to deliver 25 scholarships at its South West campus. 


The scholarships are available for domestic and international students studying courses that fill skills shortages that align with the Australian Government’s National Skills Priority List, including early childhood. 


In awarding the grant to the University, Federal Minister for Education Jason Clare commended ECU on its commitment to supporting regional Australia and encouraging growth in the region.


20 scholarships are available for domestic students, and five for international students. 


“The 2023 grant is almost three times what we had last year, so it will really help build enrolments into key areas where local employers are seeking graduates,” ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Regional Futures) Professor Cobie Rudd said. 


“This federal support enables us to prioritise domestic students in the greatest need of support in accessing tertiary education in regional Australia, so we can engage with those students from underrepresented groups such as low socio−economic status, those who are first in family to tertiary study, those living with a disability and First Nations people.”


Other professions on the National Skills Priority List include Nursing and Midwifery, Education and Social Work, and areas of future need such as multimedia specialists, web developers and programmers, network and software engineers, cyber security analysts, governance and risk specialists.


Minister Clare wrote to ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman to congratulate the University on its Destination Australia 2023 grant success, noting that the program had attracted significant interest that well exceeded the number of scholarships awarded.


To learn more about the scholarship opportunities at ECU please see here

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