Community & Business

13 March, 2024

Kaban backs students with scholarships

TWO $5000 scholarships are now up for grabs, thanks to a partnership between the Tablelands University Centre (TUC) and the Kaban Green Power Hub community benefit fund.

TUC student Jasmine Hyde inspiring regional students to pursue higher education.
TUC student Jasmine Hyde inspiring regional students to pursue higher education.

The Kaban Education Scholarship (KES) Program is offering the two scholarships which will provide financial aid to alleviate higher education expenses.

The scholarships can contribute to tuition fees, essential resources, accommodation, and travel expenses related to study, ensuring recipients have the support to pursue their educational aspirations.

With one scholarship supporting a university student and the other for a trade or vocational pathway student, the KES Program aims to make higher education a tangible pathway for more local youth.

TUC Leader and CEO of the Vocational Partnerships Group, Maryanne Tranter, said the scholarships would be a huge benefit to rural students.

“These scholarships bridge financial barriers hindering educational pursuits, ensuring recipients have the resources for academic and vocational goals,” she said.

“We acknowledge the financial constraints young people face in accessing higher education, particularly in regional areas – including tuition fees, study resources, and travel and accommodation expenses.

“These scholarships embody our commitment to dismantling barriers, ensuring financial constraints don't impede investing in higher education.”

To be eligible for KES, applicants must be a Year 12 graduate from 2023, or be an early school leaver, residing in Kaban, Tumoulin, Ravenshoe, Millstream, or the surrounding area with postcode 4888, commencing a university degree, trade or vocational training in 2024.

The application process invites candidates to share aspirations, motivations, and the anticipated scholarship impact on their educational journey. Both self and community nominations are accepted.

Interested individuals can learn more and apply via the TUC website, Applications close midnight on 30 June.


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