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LOCAL MP CALLS FOR MORE REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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Member for Barker, Tony Pasin is hoping the region’s economy can be boosted by hosting more tertiary students on Federal Government scholarships.

Destination Australia scholarships will provide students up to $15,000 a year through 250 additional scholarships to study and live in region areas.

Tony Pasin has called on local universities and VET providers to apply for funding to offer Destination Australia scholarships through their institution.

Mr Pasin also said “Our regions have a lot to offer students socially and culturally, and we also have a lot to gain. This will be particularly important as we work to recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic.”

Last year, 10 Destination Australia scholarships were offered by Flinders University to study in the Riverland.

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