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Second round for Supporting Women Scholarships open

Second round for Supporting Women Scholarships open

Women interested in pursuing non-traditional fields can apply for an extra boost with the Supporting Women Scholarships.

Queensland women interested in pursuing non-traditional fields and skills shortage areas such as engineering, architecture and building, earth sciences, and agricultural and environmental studies can apply for extra support in the second round of the $10 million Supporting Women Scholarships.

The scholarships are worth up to $20,000 each and will help women to skill up and gain qualifications in traditionally male-dominated industries.

Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said that increasing women’s participation rates in high-priority areas will help deliver talent to build Queensland’s four-pillar economy.

“This is a double-win for our state – alleviating skill shortages and helping women to take a lead role in sectors which have traditionally been male-dominated,” Mr Langbroek said.

He added that the government delivered more than $2 million worth of scholarships to more than 120 recipients, with another 300 more scholarships available over the next three years.

If you’re seeking career or apprentice support, these scholarships may be right up your alley. Applications close on October 11 2013, with the scholarships to commence at the start of the 2014 academic year.

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