The Federal government has committed $58.1 million for over 3,000 STEM scholarships for regional and remote students.
The government-funded scholarships of up to 18,000 dollars each are available for those looking to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
The scholarships aim to help students with the costs of studying STEM at a university or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) institution.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he was encouraging students in the Grey electorate to apply.
“I have strongly advocated for regional and rural students and am pleased the Prime Minister and Education Minister have recognised the inequities in educational opportunities for regional students,” he said.
“This is the second round in the scholarship program which has already helped 504 regional and remote students to commence study in 2018.”
Mr Ramsey said regional communities were increasingly looking for people in advanced level technologies to locate to the country.
“Increasingly regional communities are looking for people in advanced level technologies to locate to the country.
“It makes sense we actually help those who call these parts of Australia home to fulfil their dreams and we know our success rate of attracting them back to the country will be higher than for others,” said Mr Ramsey.
Scholarships are available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program, and applications close on Friday 1 February 2019.
Offers will be made on 11 February 2019.
For further information and to apply, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships.