Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan wants to boost the region’s economy by hosting more tertiary students on Morrison Government scholarships.
Mr Tehan has called on local universities and VET providers to apply for funding to offer Destination Australia scholarships through their institution.
Destination Australia scholarships will provide students up to $15,000 a year to study and live in Wannon.
Mr Tehan said 250 additional scholarships were available to encourage students to study in regional Australia.
“We all know that Wannon is the best place to live and these scholarships are an opportunity to attract more young people to live and study in our region,” Mr Tehan said.
“Attracting more students to live and study here will support local businesses and create jobs while invigorating our communities.
“The Wannon region has a lot to offer students socially and culturally, and we also have a lot to gain. This will be particularly important as we work to recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic.
“Vocational education providers and universities in Wannon can apply to offer scholarships of up to $15,000 a student per year from 2021, for students undertaking qualifications from a Certificate IV through to PhD.
“Last year, 34 Destination Australia scholarships were offered by regional tertiary education providers to students to study in Wannon.”
Tertiary education providers should check their eligibility and apply via Community Grants Hub. Applications close on 7 July. Students can apply directly to institutions. For more information, visit www.education.gov.au/destination-australia.