AN OVERWHELMING response to the 2013 Bega Valley Shire Council Youth Tertiary Scholarships has resulted in another $5000 of scholarships being offered in 2014.
The $5000 fund is put aside to recognise and support local young people undertaking further education in the shire by funding seven scholarships for tertiary students.
Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) community development officer Donna Campbell said the scholarships are an important way for council shows its support in assisting in the development of skills and abilities of local young people.
“Council understands the importance that education plays in the lives of young people and therefore we have decided to offer a further round of scholarships this year,” she said.
“The tertiary scholarships are a great way of recognising individual students and supporting their educational endeavours.
“The scholarships are available to students aged 25 years and under who are enrolled and attending a tertiary institution in a full-time capacity, and not in receipt of any other financial scholarship at this time.
“Offering the scholarships has social and economic benefits for the shire.
“It will raise the profile of successful applicants and promote further education and career opportunities for young local students,” Ms Campbell said.
Preference for the scholarships will be given to applicants experiencing financial hardship.
There will be three $1000 scholarships for university students in the Bega Valley Shire, and four $500 scholarships for TAFE students also in the Bega Valley Shire.
The tertiary scholarship application form and guidelines are available on council’s website at www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au.
For more information, phone Ms Campbell on 0457 713 941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close Friday and the successful applicants will be notified by the end of June 2014.