Scholarships available for rural vocational students

Nationals Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, is encouraging young people from regional Victoria looking to undertake vocational education or training to apply for a new scholarship. 

The Rural Chances scholarship, launched last week, is an initiative of the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation (MSRF) and is available to students across Victoria. 

The 2018 scholarship is offering 10 scholarships valued at $5,000 and a further 10 smaller scholarships of up to $2,000 to assist rural students in gaining a qualification. 

Scholarship recipients also receive extra care and guidance by way of mentoring, networking opportunities and leadership development. 

Previous local recipients of this scholarship have included students from Mildura and Birchip. 

Applicants must be between 16-24 years of age, hold a current Centrelink health care card and be planning to train in an area where there are skills shortages in rural or regional Victoria. 

Applications close Wednesday, 20 December 2017. 

For more information visit http://www.msrf.org.au/ruralchances

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