Wednesday, 22 May 2019
APPRENTICES experiencing financial hardship can now apply for a $15,000 Scholarship to help them study with minimal stress, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall is encouraging apprentices to apply for the Bert Evans Scholarship, which provides $5,000 a year for three years, allowing first-year apprentices to focus on their training.
“Vocational education is a major milestone on the road to financial independence, but money stress during an apprenticeship can make staying on track impossible,” Mr Marshall said.
“The Bert Evans scholarship is a great way for an apprentice or trainee in financial or personal hardship to ensure they have everything necessary to finish training.
“Previous recipients have used the funds to get new tools, cover fuel and car maintenance costs, pay for extra training courses or cover the cost of living.
“As well as hardship, applicants also need to show they have a positive attitude as well as the professional aptitude to successfully complete their training.
“We all know how important apprentices are to the future of our region and these scholarships will help hard working apprentices who are struggling finish off their training and have fulfilling careers.”
Local apprentices who started their training between 1 March 2018 and 19 July 2019 are eligible to apply for this year’s scholarships.
Applications for this year’s scholarships are open until Friday, 19 July 2019.
These scholarships were named after the late Bert Evans AO who was a passionate advocate of NSW’s VET sector for more than 30 years.
To lodge an application, visit www.training.nsw.gov.au/bert_evans_scholarships or phone 13 28 11.