Bega Valley Shire Council is throwing its weight behind the region’s young people and calling for nominations for this year’s round of Further Education Scholarships.
The annual scholarships program (formally Tertiary Scholarships) supports young people seeking professional qualifications and careers while living in the Bega Valley.
A total of $5000 will be awarded to local students, allowing for five grants valued at $1000 to be awarded.
The scholarships are targeted at those studying full or part time (including online) with a University, TAFE or Registered Training Organisation.
Applicants need to be living in the Shire, aged between 17 and 26, not in receipt of another grant or scholarship and experiencing financial barriers.
Mayor Kristy McBain said she is committed to seeing our young people reach their potential and sometimes it’s that helping hand along the way that keeps people going and headed in the right direction.
“In the past we have awarded scholarships to young people completing such diverse courses as early childhood education, engineering and trailer making, pathology, and business administration – such a dynamic mix,” Cr McBain said.
“I’d encourage anyone to make an application for one of these scholarships and see where it can take you.”
More information can be found on www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/grants and applications close on 9 March 2018.