The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is lending a helping hand to regional and rural New South Wales students studying at university, TAFE or a registered training organisation, with applications now open for its 2021 Rural Scholarship program.
The grant which continues the RASF's mission to build strong and vibrant NSW communities provides financial support to selected part-time and full-time tertiary students to assist in their education and ideally see them return to regional NSW with their new skill-set.
RASF Manager Cecilia Logan says the program aims to help the youth of country NSW and support the future of regional communities.
"The heart of any community is its people and its future sits with the next generation, this scholarship was created to support regional and rural students acquire skills that we hope one day they will bring back to their local town or other regional areas," Mrs Logan said.
2020 saw 72 students from around the state receive study grants of $3000 for part-time and up to $6000 for full-time study.
Students may be studying anything from veterinary science and physiotherapy to mental health and mechanical engineering.
Applications for the 2021 Rural Scholarship program will close Monday, 7 September and all regional and rural students studying at university, TAFE NSW or an accredited college are encouraged to apply.
To apply or learn more please visit www.rasf.org.au
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