Uni Hub Spencer Gulf student, Tayla Scarman, has been awarded a Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship valued up to $18,000.
The scholarship program, offered through the Federal Government, supports students with the costs of studying at university and is available to students studying either full-time or part-time, on campus, or through online and distance education.
Miss Scarman began her studies at the Port Pirie Uni Hub campus in March this year and is studying a Bachelor of Nursing through CQ University.
“The scholarship is a massive relief financially – to get help with the cost of university is a big help,” Miss Scarman said.
“I found out about the scholarships thanks to the Uni Hub – they were the ones that provided me with the information about the opportunity initially.”
She said that she decided to study through the Uni Hub as it was convenient, and it removed a lot of the financial pressures that came with moving to Adelaide for university.
“My experience with the Uni Hub is above and beyond my expectations. The support I get from the Uni Hub and CQ University is insane. It really has been a fantastic experience,” she said.
Miss Scarman joins Uni Hub student Pam Brown, who also received a Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship last year. Ms Brown is in her final year of her Bachelor of Nursing.
Uni Hub Spencer Gulf coordinator Kim Gregory said there were many opportunities for regional university students to apply for scholarship programs to assist them with their university studies.
“There are plenty of costs associated with tertiary study – course fees, books and computer equipment are just a few,” she said.
“This sort of assistance can help reduce the financial pressure, so we strongly encourage our students to take the time to sit down, research and take advantage of the scholarship opportunities available.”