LOCAL first year apprentices who are experiencing financial hardship are being encouraged to apply for a $15,000 scholarship from the NSW Government.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the scholarships are part of a new $2.4 million scholarship program to assist apprentices who need additional financial support.
“The NSW Government is offering 40 scholarships, each worth $15,000 over three years, for first year apprentices who have demonstrated financial hardship in completing their qualification,” Mr Bromhead said.
“In addition, to get the program going, we are also offering scholarships to 40 second year and 40 third year apprentices, worth $5000 for each year of study remaining.
These scholarships are in addition to the existing Country Apprentice Scholarships program, which supports up to 30 students each year to cover the additional costs that are faced by apprentices in rural and regional NSW.
Information on the scholarships is available from State Training Services Regional Centres on 13 28 11 and at www.training.nsw.gov.au