As the shire's youth plan their next steps in life, applications for the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund have opened to help them on their way.
Locals under the age of 25 who are preparing to embark on their tertiary education adventure are encouraged to apply for the financial aid, which has helped more than 380 students so far.
The fund was created 19 years ago, and in that time, more than $370,000 across more than 387 scholarships has been given to students to help with expenses, such as textbooks, tuition fees, relocation and travel costs, and living expenses.
Scholarships have covered many areas, including medicine, civil engineering, accounting, agriculture, allied health, animal science, law, architecture, arts/theatre, education, information technology, nursing, and social work.
The application period has been extended this year so students have time to receive their Higher School Certificate results and UAC offers before applying for a scholarship.
Those who have already submitted an expression of interest will be contacted by the council.
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