04 Jul 2019
Minister for Education
The Territory Labor Government is investing to keep university students in the NT, with the latest round of Higher Education Scholarships for year 12 leavers.
The scholarships, worth $5000 annually, have been awarded to 30 students who completed the NT Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) in either 2017 or 2018.
The scholarship is paid for the minimum amount of time it takes to complete the student’s chosen full-time course. Students receive $2500 at the beginning of each semester.
To qualify, applicants had to receive an ATAR above 80, be enrolled in full-time study and not be working full-time.
The scholarships were also available to students who had to relocate interstate to study because their course was not offered in the Territory.
Additionally, students studying interstate also have to be studying a degree that will qualify them for employment in a field listed on the NT Skills Occupation Priority List.
More than 60 applications were received from right across the Territory.
Quotes from Minister for Education, Selena Uibo.
“The Territory Labor Government’s number one priority is jobs for Territorians.
“We know that when our kids leave to study interstate, many of them do not return, so we are investing in these scholarships to help stem that brain drain, by keeping our best and brightest here in the Territory.
“We are investing in Territorians by supporting them to further their knowledge and skills, to ensure local people can take up skilled job opportunities here in the Territory.
“Unlike the CLP, who slashed hundreds of millions in education funding, the Territory Labor Government knows that investing in the education, training and skilling of our people is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do for our future.”
Quotes attributable to CDU Bachelor of Clinical Sciences student, Senuri Pinto.
“I’ve always been passionate about rural and remote health, as well as indigenous health.
“As someone who grew up in the rural region, I thought studying in the Northern Territory would be the best option for me to improve my clinical skills and give back to the community I grew up in.”
2019 HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS*
Da Yeol Youn
*Two recipients have requested anonymity.
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