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Who are these scholarships for?

RURAL CHANCES scholarships are for young rural Victorians who are facing significant financial or social challenges, who have career aspirations and want to/or are studying at TAFE or undertaking an apprenticeship. 

To meet the eligibility criteria applicants will need to:

  • Be 16-24 years of age
  • Live in the western half of rural/regional Victoria – see map for eligible regions
  • Hold a Centrelink health care card (personally or family)
  • Identify a TAFE Certificate III or IV qualification they would like to enrol or are enrolled in OR be undertaking an apprenticeship
  • Be planning to train in a skill area where there are skills shortages in rural/regional Victoria
  • Be willing and excited to have a mentor supporting their learning
  • Be willing to be accountable for the use of scholarship funds
  • Be willing to participate in publicity/promotional material and research.