State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr, MP, is encouraging hardworking first-year apprentices who are experiencing financial or other personal hardship to apply for a $15,000 Bert Evans Scholarship.
The Bert Evans Scholarships which are worth $5,000 a year over three years and are open to both female and male apprentices and trainees to help young people succeed in their career and make a positive contribution to their families and communities.
The scholarships help recipients who are dealing with hardship in their financial circumstances or family situations by providing extra support to help them successfully complete their training. As well as hardship, recipients must also show aptitude and a positive attitude towards their work and training to be eligible for a scholarship.
Mr Barr said “I encourage local training providers and employers to urge their apprentices who meet the criteria to apply for a Bert Evans scholarship”.
Apprentices who started their training between 1 March 2017 and 30 May 2018 are eligible to apply for this year’s scholarships.
The Bert Evans Scholarships have been named after the late Bert Evans, AO who was a passionate advocate of the VET sector for over 30 years.
Applications for the scholarship close on Wednesday 30 May, 2018.
For further information visit www.training.nsw.gov.au/bert_evans_scholarships