City of Rockingham to offer financial support for tertiary students

City of Rockingham to offer financial support for tertiary students

SUCCESSFULLY attaining a tertiary degree is not just dependant on being prepared to work hard but also having the money to do it.

In a bid to enhance learning and help people realise their career dreams, the City of Rockingham is proposing a new policy called the Rockingham Tertiary Scholarship Scheme (RTSS).

For the next month, residents are invited to comment on the proposal by sending their comments to the City.

The RTSS will be open to any Rockingham residents aged 18-40, aspiring to enter tertiary education for the first time, to undertake an undergraduate university degree, a Tafe diploma or a recognised alternate pathway to university program from a registered provider.

There would be up to 20 places available for university undergraduate entrance to the tune of $10,000 per scholarship, equating to $2500 per year, for up to four years for an undergraduate degree.

There would be up to 10 scholarships for Tafe entrance of $4000 per scholarship, equating to $2000 per year, for up to two years for a diploma.

Also up to 10 scholarships for alternate pathway to university courses (from a registered provider) in the amount of $2000 per scholarship for up to one year.

The document can downloaded or a hard copy can be viewed at the City’s Administration Building or one of the City’s libraries, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

The closing date for comments is Friday June 23.

Comments can be submitted via Rock Port, via email or by letter to Chief Executive Officer, City of Rockingham, PO Box 212 Rockingham DC WA 6967.

For more information call 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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