Scholarship for Bombala teacher Pamela Gaskell

Bombala’s Pamela Gaskell was awarded a $10,000 rural and remote early childhood teaching scholarship, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro on Thursday.

The Bombala Pre-school teacher is one of a number of early childhood educators to be awarded funding to upgrade their qualification to a degree in early childhood education.

“These scholarships support early childhood educators working in regional, rural remote areas, outside of the big cities,” said Mr Barilaro.

“The funding from the NSW Government will help with the costs of study, making it easier for more people to boost their qualification to a four-year bachelor’s degree.

“It’s great news for families and for our local community.

“I congratulate Pamela Gaskell who has been successful and wish her well in her studies.”

Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell said the scholarship program helps ensure rural and remote areas have a sustainable highly qualified early childhood workforce into the future.

“More educators with degree qualifications gives more children access to the benefits of qualified teachers in their local service,” Mrs Mitchell said.

“I congratulate the new group of scholars.”

For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, visit the Department of Education website