Students from the Monaro will soon be heading off to university and TAFE with a boost from the Origin Foundation, thanks to a funding program offered through the Monaro Education Foundation.
Local grant recipients for 2014 will be congratulated at a ceremony organised by the Monaro Education Foundation at Illawarra Tafe Cooma on Tuesday.
For the first time, the ceremony will be attended by the Origin Foundation, and by Country Education Foundation (CEF) chief executive Sarah Taylor.
This year's recipients are undertaking a wide range of studies ranging from plumbing apprenticeships, to nursing, computer software design, sports science and veterinary science courses.
Since 2011, the Origin Foundation has provided more than $300,000 to the CEF to support the career aspirations of hundreds of rural and regional students, including annual grants of $1500 for students in the Monaro district.
This year's recipients come from various corners of the Monaro district, including Cooma and Bombala, Cathcart, Jindabyne and Delegate.
The students are undertaking a wide range of studies ranging from plumbing apprenticeships, to nursing, computer software design, sports science and veterinary science courses.
The CEF is a not-for-profit organisation which helps young people from rural and regional Australia pursue their post high school education, training or vocation goals by providing much-needed financial assistance, support and encouragement.
The Origin Foundation supports the CEF and its 40 local education foundations across Australia, including the Monaro Education Foundation, with their local grant-making capacity.