Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh has congratulated 22 students from the Groom electorate for receiving a Government-funded scholarship to assist with the costs of their tertiary education.
The fourth round of scholarships have been awarded under the Coalition Government’s $58.1 million Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program, with additional consideration given to those affected by bushfire and drought.
“Our Government is ensuring that every Australian, no matter where they live, has access to a world-class education,” Dr McVeigh said.
“There are 22 students from Toowoomba and across the Darling Downs who have benefited from up to $18,000 towards the cost of their studies at higher education providers, including at the University of Southern Queensland, Bond University, TAFE Queensland, University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology.
“It’s only fair if you live in our region that you get the same opportunities to access higher education as those living in metropolitan areas, and this financial support will help our students to do so.
“The scholarships will help ease some of the financial burden at what has been a very difficult time for many, and include $500 for local students to undertake an internship to ensure they are job-ready.
“As part of our Government’s Job-ready Graduates reforms, we are providing an additional $400 million to increase opportunities for regional, rural and remote students to get a
world-class education and support regional university campuses.
“We are committed to ensuring more Australians from regional and remote areas like Toowoomba and the Darling Downs learn the skills they will need to succeed in the jobs of the future.”
Scholarships are offered throughout 2020. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships.