South Burnett school leavers can apply for a $1000 bursary to help them with the costs of pursuing further education.
South Burnett school leavers can apply for a $1000 bursary to help them with the costs of pursuing further education. Jacob Ammentorp Lund

New bursary to support South Burnett school leavers

SOUTH Burnett Year 12 students looking to pursue further education have the chance to apply for a $1000 bursary to help them do so.

The new bursary is being provided by Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington.

Mrs Frecklington said for many school leavers it was necessary to travel or move to major centres to access further education, and the bursary was designed to help with those costs.

"It is always a major step for our Year 12 school leavers who must travel away for university, TAFE or other training and I wanted to show my support through a special Year 12 school leavers bursary,” Mrs Frecklington said.

The bursary is worth $1000 and aims to provide financial assistance with the costs associated with moving to their place of learning, the purchase of books, IT, tools or other necessary requirements and is open to Year 12 students who live within the Nanango electorate, with applications to close at the end of January 2020. 

Five applicants will be shortlisted and the successful recipient will be selected by a panel interview in early February.  

"This bursary provides me with an opportunity to show my support for young people who are passionate about furthering their skills and education, and who may not otherwise be able to afford to live away from home,” Mrs Frecklington said.

To apply, visit www.debfrecklington.com.au or phone the Electorate office on 4190 7100 for bursary guidelines.

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