Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said more than 1000 eligible students from regional and remote Australia will have access to a scholarship worth up to $18,000 to support their tertiary education in 2022.


Mr Pasin said applications for Round 6 of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program are now open.


“These scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for students from regional and remote communities including Barker to access financial support to support further study such as a university qualification,” Mr Pasin said.


“I would encourage all students from Barker to check their eligibility and if eligible, to apply for an RRES scholarship.” Mr Pasin said.


Mr Pasin 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,” Mr Pasin said.


“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.” Mr Pasin said.


For more information, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/rres-program.