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Posted on November 28, 2022

Scholarship offers valuable regional student support

Primary Producers SA, through the E.W. Stevens Trust Fund, is offering students from remote and regional areas up to $5,000 in scholarship grants.

The grants are designed to help students undertake study options that may otherwise be closed to them, due to their financial situation.

The fund was established at the request of former builder, the late Mr Earnest William Stevens, from the Fleurieu Peninsula, who provided funding for the scholarship in his Will.

Mr Stevens aim with the scholarship was to assist students in rural and regional areas who wanted to further their education but were unable to do so due to their financial circumstances.

The fund was previously administered by the now-defunct South Australian Farmers’ Federation.

Primary Producers SA Chair Prof Simon Maddocks said PPSA was proud to now be the custodian of the EW Stevens Trust.

“Our organisation sees the Trust as a key vehicle to address the inequity faced by students living in regional SA, allowing them to access education opportunities and recognising the higher cost of living away from home,” he said.

Primary Producers is responsible for the administration of the fund, while a Board of Trustees has been appointed to select the recipient or recipients annually.

This current round of successful scholarship recipients will receive funding for their study in 2023.