South East NSW students are being encouraged in to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) course.
The Federal 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 the South East with the costs of studying STEM at university or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) institution.
New guidelines will also make it easier for drought-affected students to apply, including families receiving the Farm Household Allowance.
The Federal 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