Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan has encouraged students in Wannon to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.

Mr Tehan said the Morrison Government is increasing the number of scholarships available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program and applications were now open.

“Scholarships of up to $18,000 are available to help students in Wannon with the costs of studying STEM at university or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) institution,” Mr Tehan said.

“One of these scholarships could help a promising Wannon student realise their potential and get a STEM education that will open a world of future possibilities.

“New guidelines will also make it easier for drought-affected students to apply, including families receiving the Farm Household Allowance.

“I encourage every student in Wannon who wants to study STEM to apply for the program.”

The Morrison Government has committed $58.1 million for more than 3,150 scholarships for regional and remote students.

The first round of the scholarship program has already helped 504 regional and remote students to commence study in 2018.

Applications close on Friday 1 February 2019 and offers will be made on 11 February 2019.

For further information and to apply, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships


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