Three scholarships will fund domestic students to study at Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Dubbo campus from next year, with the backing of Federal Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Services, Mark Coulton.
Mr Coulton said the Coalition Government has provided a total of $115,500 to CSU to offer the scholarships through the $93.7 million Destination Australia program.
“Our region has a great story to tell, and Dubbo is a hugely attractive destination for domestic students,” Mr Coulton said.
“Bringing more students to study in this region will be positive for our community, for local businesses and for tourism.
“Dubbo has a competitive offering when it comes to education and the same applies for health facilities.
“With construction underway for the Western Cancer Centre, better health services including an MRI licence for the Dubbo Hospital, and the University of Sydney’s Rural Medical School program – all backed by the Federal Coalition Government – this regional centre is going from strength to strength.
“That’s why I have worked alongside the Education Minister to secure these scholarships for CSU’s Dubbo campus.
“Our Government’s Destination Australia program is helping to attract more students to study in regional Australia, and we can help by promoting Dubbo as a fantastic study destination because of the lifestyle, lower cost of living and smaller class sizes.”
Destination Australia provides scholarships worth $15,000 a year to students who study at a regional university or vocational education provider.
Students can apply directly to institutions. Successful tertiary education providers can be found at www.education.gov.au/destination-australia
Photo Caption: Member for Parkes and Minister for Regional Services Mark Coulton (second from right) with Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher (third from right) and NBN CEO Stephen Rue (fourth from right) at a digital connectivity roundtable at CSU’s Dubbo campus in August.