Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said students from regional areas who started university this year could still apply for a scholarship worth up to $18,000.

Mr Pasin said Round 5 of the Australian Government’s Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship (RRES) program has scholarships available for eligible students who commenced study in 2021.

“If you haven’t previously considered what financial support might be available, this is a fantastic opportunity for students from regional and remote communities from Barker,” Mr Pasin said.

“Round 5 is still open to students who are undertaking courses from Certificate IV to PhD level and who started their study in 2021. I encourage everyone who is eligible to apply.” Mr Pasin said.

The Australian Government had committed more than $62 million for the program since 2017.

The RRES program has delivered more than 3,000 scholarships to help students from regional and remote communities access a tertiary education.

“These scholarships have provided vital financial support to many students, some of whom may otherwise not have been able to afford higher education.” Mr Pasin said.

“The Australian Government is ensuring that no matter where you live you can benefit from our world-class tertiary institutions.“ Mr Pasin said.

“We want to provide as many opportunities as possible for individuals in regional and remote Australia to pursue further study, and relieving the financial burden is one way to help them to do that.” Mr Pasin said.

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