EXTRA HELP: Rural students moving to university for their STEM tertiary studies may apply for the scholarship.
EXTRA HELP: Rural students moving to university for their STEM tertiary studies may apply for the scholarship. Jacob Ammentorp Lund

Rural STEM students get extra hand for studies

BURNETT students planning on moving to university this year to study science or mathematics could be given an extra hand.

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program has been introduced by the Australian Government to improve access to STEM tertiary education courses for students in rural and remote areas of Australia.

The scholarship payments will assist the recipient with the financial costs of attending their institution and undertaking their eligible course in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

The program can provide up to $18,000 based on the course length, type of study and training.

A further $500 to support an internship could also be supplied through the program.

A scholarship participant must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa or New Zealand citizen living in Australia to apply.

The student must not have already commenced their eligible course of study and their permanent home address must be in a regional or remote area of Australia.

Students wanting to apply must register online and demonstrate a financial need and a past educational or work achievement before they commence their semester of study.

Applications for students commencing studies during semester one 2019 will close on Friday February 1.

For more information and to apply contact the QTAC website.