Grants and awards Education | December 07, 2017

Scholarships available for rural vocational students

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is encouraging young people from regional Victoria looking to undertake vocational education or training to apply for a new scholarship.

The Rural Chances scholarship, launched last week, is an initiative of the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation (MSRF) and is available to students across Victoria.

The 2018 scholarship is offering 10 scholarships valued at $5,000 and a further 10 smaller scholarships of up to $2,000 to assist rural students in gaining a qualification.

Scholarship recipients also receive extra care and guidance by way of mentoring, networking opportunities and leadership development.

Ms Kealy said Rural Chances was run in western Victoria earlier in the year but had now been extended across the rest of the state.

“MSRF is leading the way in support for students from rural and regional areas in Victoria,” Ms Kealy said.

“I encourage all young people from the Lowan electorate who are considering undertaking vocational training to consider applying”, she said.

Applicants must be between 16-24 years of age, hold a current Centrelink health care card and be planning to train in an area where there are skills shortages in rural or regional Victoria.

Applications close Wednesday, 20 December 2017.

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