Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP has encouraged students across the Southern Mornington Peninsula to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.
Minister Hunt 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 on the Southern Peninsula with the costs of studying STEM at university or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) institution,” Mr Hunt said.
“This funding means students from areas such as Shoreham, Cape Schanck, Flinders, Red Hill, Main Ridge and Merricks can get the financial assistance they need to pursue their STEM careers.”
“One of these scholarships could help a promising student realise their potential and get a STEM education that will open a world of future possibilities.
“I encourage every student on the southern Peninsula who wants to study STEM to visit www.qtac.edu.au and check their eligibility 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