If you are from a regional or remote area, you can now apply for a Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship, valued at up to $18,000 to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in agriculture and health fields.
This scholarship can support you for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course. It is also available for flexible study and includes part-time and online students. You may receive a further $500 to support an internship.
To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:
- be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia;
- not have already commenced your eligible course of study; and
- have a permanent home address that is in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard.
Successful applicants will be selected on the basis of need and merit, as outlined in section 7 of the program guidelines, with priority given to women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people among others.
How to apply
You can submit your application and supporting documentation to the Scholarship Support Organisation at the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) - see note below.
To apply for a scholarship, you must submit a completed application form and attach the following supporting documentation:
- evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency, holding a permanent humanitarian visa or being a New Zealand citizen living in Australia;
- proof of residence in a regional or remote area in Australia;
- evidence of financial need; and
- evidence of eligibility for other considerations (available from section 7 of the program guidelines)
Applications for the second round of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship program close Friday, 14 December 2018.
Note: the Department of Education and Training has contracted the QTAC as the Scholarship Support Organisation, to manage the application and selection processes, distribute scholarship funding, monitor continued eligibility and compliance with scholarship conditions, and report to the department.