Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Apprentices Encouraged To Apply For $15,000 Scholarships


Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens SC MP, has today encouraged first year apprentices in Ku-ring-gai to apply for a 2019 Bert Evans Scholarship.

The Scholarship, which is named in honour of the late Bert Evans AO, provides first year apprentices that are experiencing financial and personal hardship with $15,000 over three years to assist them complete their training.

Mr Henskens said that the scholarships would make a significant difference to apprentices that are working hard to undertake training and contribute to the community.

“These scholarships are another great example of how the NSW Government is supporting our first year apprentices to acquire the skills they need to have successful careers.

“There is always a need for apprentices, not only for current businesses but also to ensure the continued growth of our local trades and industries. I encourage any apprentice in Ku-ring-gai that is in need of a helping hand to give serious consideration to applying for one of these scholarships” Mr Henskens said.

Member for Skills and Tertiary Education, Dr Geoff Lee, said that the scholarships were a great way of ensuring that NSW continues to have a strong and skilled workforce.

“We know how important apprentices are to the future of our industries and these scholarships will help hard working apprentices who are struggling to finish off their training and have fulfilling careers.”

Applications are open until 19 July 2019, and apprentices who start their training between 1 March 2018 and 19 July 2019 are eligible to apply.

To lodge an application, visit or phone 13 28 11.