THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
SENATOR THE HON. BRIDGET MCKENZIE MP
Minister for Regionalisation
Regional Communications and Regional Education
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
2nd February 2022
The Morrison Government has announced that applications for Round Six of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program are now open to support students with financial costs of attending educational institutions.
Scholarships are available to students in suburbs defined as “inner regional” such as Cape Schanck, Flinders, Main Ridge, Red Hill South and Point Leo.
Federal Member for Flinders the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said eligible students across the Mornington Peninsula will have access to a scholarship worth up to $18,000 to support their tertiary education in 2022.
“Education is so important, to develop the skills and knowledge young and mature age Australians need to jump start, or switch to the careers they want.” Minister Hunt said.
“These scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for students from the Peninsula’s inner regional areas such as Red Hill, Cape Schanck and Point Leo, to support students with the financial costs of attending the institutions of their choice.”
“I would encourage all students across the Peninsula to check their eligibility and if eligible, to apply for an RRES scholarship and start the journey to the career they want.”
Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie said the scholarships support students to undertake courses from Certificate IV to PhD level.
“Since 2018, these scholarships have helped support more than 4000 regional and remote students to access a tertiary education,” Minister McKenzie said.
“I have heard from scholarship recipients that the application process is easy and the money has helped them to undertake a tertiary education they might otherwise have not been able to afford.
“The Australian Government is committed to reducing the disparity between rural and regional students and their city counterparts, and these scholarships help deliver on that promise.
“I would encourage all eligible regional and remote Australians to apply to access these scholarships to help support them in their higher education.”
The Australian Government has invested $62.6 million in the RRES program since 2017.
Residents in rural or regional classified areas across the Mornington Peninsula can check their eligibility and apply online at: https://www.qtac.edu.au/rres-program.
Minister McKenzie: David Edghill 0477 417 516
Minister Hunt: Callum Carter 0447 696 500