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RAS Foundation Rural Scholarships

Students in regional areas often have to relocate in order to study, leaving behind the support of family and friends and feeling torn between their education and their obligations. Fortunately, assistance in the form of a RAS Foundation Rural Scholarship can help ease some worries and allow greater freedom to more regularly visit home and lend a hand.

Our Rural Scholarship program goes a small way to ensure students from regional areas can chase the same education dreams as students from metropolitan areas.

Who can apply for a RAS Foundation Rural Scholarship?

Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW including the ACT, who demonstrate a passion for rural communities and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW.

Applicants for a Rural Scholarship must:

  • Be enrolled in or applying for study in any accredited tertiary course including Vocational Educational Training (VET) courses at an approved Australian education provider. This includes university, TAFE or college.

  • Demonstrate a desire to contribute to the future of rural and regional NSW.

  • Demonstrate how a scholarship would assist them in achieving their education or training goal.

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

  • Be school leavers having completed a minimum of year 10. Students completing school-based apprenticeships and traineeships are not eligible to apply.

What type of courses qualify for the RAS Foundation Rural Scholarship?

There is no limit on the types of courses that qualify and you could be studying anything from physiotherapy, teaching and medicine to agriculture, horticulture vet nursing or metal fabrication. There is no age limit for applicants and you can be studying at university, college or TAFE. However, applicants all have one thing in common - a desire to play an active part in the future of rural and regional NSW.

What scholarships are available?

Scholarships of up to $6,000 for full-time study or $3,000 for part-time study are available.

Applications for the 2023 RAS Foundation Rural Scholarships are now open. You can access the application form here.