Local universities and vocational education and training providers are encouraged to apply for funding to offer Destination Australia scholarships through their institution.
The scholarships will provide students up to $15,000 a year to study and live on the Mid North Coast.
Federal member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, said attracting more students to live and study here would support local businesses, create jobs and invigorate the community.
"We all know this is the best place to live and these scholarships are an opportunity to attract more young people to live and study in our region," Dr Gillespie said.
"The Mid North Coast has a lot to offer students socially and culturally, and we also have a lot to gain. This will be particularly important as we work to recover economically from the drought, bushfires and coronavirus pandemic.
"Vocational education providers and universities can apply to offer scholarships of up to $15,000 a student per year from 2021, for students undertaking qualifications from a Certificate IV through to PhD."
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The Federal Government has invested $3.75 million in the Destination Australia scholarship program.
Dr Gillespie encouraged tertiary education providers to check their eligibility and apply via the Community Grants Hub.
Students are encouraged to apply directly to the institutions.
Applications close on July 7.
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