Country Universities Centre Goulburn (CUC) has gone a step further in supporting local students in a recent scholarship workshop. In Australia there are more than 3000 scholarships available to Australian students across both higher education and vocational sectors. These are offered by government organisations, Australian universities and private organisations.
Scholarships can cover anything to tuition fees, moving expenses and accommodation costs. Scholarships are often associated with academics, but many scholarships are offered to regional and rural students, for elite sporting and financial need.
Ash Jones, Manager of CUC Goulburn said
“when I talk to universities it is overwhelming obvious that scholarships are not accessed, with much of the funds being unclaimed. This workshop aims to help students research, apply and be successful in gaining a scholarships which will ensure success in their degree by easing the financial burden.”
The workshop had 8 local students attend from degrees ranging from education to economics to animal science. In the workshop students get to use the facilities at the centre including the desktop computers and printing to research the eligible scholarships.
Local student and 2nd year UNE Agriculture student Savannah Roberge-Boutsikakis attended the workshops and said
“I received a local scholarship at this time last year, which helped me focus on my studies and get the best results possible. The workshop was an extremely beneficial session to see what else is out there and to show us how easy the applications can be to do.”
The centre will host a second scholarship workshop on Tuesday 22nd January from 5:30-7:30. All students within the Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan region are welcome. To register students are encouraged to contact the manager, Ash Jones on 0419857944.