SCHOLARSHIPS: The University of Sunshine Coast's Gympie campus. Photo: Brian Geritz
SCHOLARSHIPS: The University of Sunshine Coast's Gympie campus. Photo: Brian Geritz

$60k uni scholarships on offer to Burnett students

STUDENTS from the North and South Burnett regions can now apply for generous new scholarships, valued at up to $60,000 for a four-year degree – to study at the University of Sunshine Coast’s Fraser Coast and Gympie campuses.

Applications for Destination Australia Scholarships have just opened for a range of full-time programs from diplomas up to PhDs.

USC is offering 40 scholarships of $15,000 a year fr each successful applicant through the new Federal Government scheme aimed at attracting more students, both international and domestic, to study in regional locations.

USC Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement), Professor Joanne Scott, said it could be a life-changing opportunity for some who have previously not been able to take up higher education due to financial pressures.

“The scholarships are also a great incentive to relocate to the Fraser Coast or Gympie to experience the high-quality educational opportunities and wonderful lifestyles they offer,” Professor Scott said.

To be eligible, applicants must be new to USC, study full-time at either campus from Semester 1 next year and maintain ongoing residency in the area.

At Gympie, scholarships areopen to local and international students studying full-time in the three-year Bachelor of Nursing Science degree.

At the Fraser Coast, scholarships are available for undergraduate degrees in Animal Ecology, Education, Nursing Science, Social Work and for business diplomas.

Additional funding will be provided for three PhD scholarships, valued at about $28,000 per year, for one international and two domestic candidates.

Applications will close at midnight Sunday, January 19.

For details, click here.


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