The Territory Labor Governmentis investing to keep university students in the NT, with the latest round ofHigher Education Scholarships for year 12 leavers.
The scholarships, worth $5000annually, have been awarded to 30 students who completed the NT Certificate of Educationand Training (NTCET) in either 2017 or 2018.
The scholarship is paid forthe minimum amount of time it takes to complete the students chosen full-timecourse. Students receive $2500 at the beginning of each semester.
To qualify, applicants had to receivean ATAR above 80, be enrolled in full-time study and not be working full-time.
The scholarships were alsoavailable to students who had to relocate interstate to study because theircourse was not offered in the Territory.
Additionally, students studyinginterstate also have to be studying a degree that will qualify them foremployment in a field listed on the NTSkills Occupation Priority List.
More than 60 applications werereceived from right across the Territory.
As stated by Minister for Education,Selena Uibo.
The Territory LaborGovernments number one priority is jobs for Territorians.
We know that when our kidsleave to study interstate, many of them do not return, so we are investing inthese scholarships to help stem that brain drain, by keeping our best and brightesthere in the Territory.
We are investing inTerritorians by supporting them to further their knowledge and skills, toensure local people can take up skilled job opportunities here in theTerritory.
Unlikethe CLP, who slashed hundreds of millions in education funding, the TerritoryLabor Government knows that investing in the education, training and skillingof our people is not just the right thing to do, its the smart thing to do forour future.
Quotesattributable to CDU Bachelor of Clinical Sciences student, Senuri Pinto.
Ive always been passionateabout rural and remote health, as well as indigenous health.
As someone who grew up in therural region, I thought studying in the Northern Territory would be the bestoption for me to improve my clinical skills and give back to the community Igrew up in.
2019HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS*
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*Two recipients have requestedanonymity.