Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program

Applications for Round 6 of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program have now closed.

Round 6 was the final round of RRES. Existing scholarship recipients will continue to receive funds as per their Scholarship Agreement, provided they continue to meet eligibility criteria. For further information, please contact the Scholarships Support Organisation, the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre:


The RRES program was announced in 2016 to improve access, educational opportunities and attainment for regional and remote Australians by supporting undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students.

Scholarships provide up to $18,000 to students undertaking study at the Certificate IV to PhD level. A further $500 was available for students who undertake a relevant internship.

Since 2017, over 6,500 students have benefited from the program.

RRES was implemented as a terminating program. In line with the original commitment, the program has now ceased following the completion of Round 6 in 2023.