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Bank opens $1.5 million scholarship program


The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group today launched its largest ever university scholarship program, offering $1.5 million in support to Australian students.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Chairman Robert Johanson said students starting their first year of undergraduate study in 2015 were eligible to apply for financial support under the program, helping to ease the rising costs of a university education.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, community involvement and financial need.

"Unfortunately, the growing cost of further study can rule out many young people's chance of following their dreams," Mr Johanson said.

"Many students, particularly where they will be leaving home to attend university, face significant financial pressures.

"The Bendigo and Adelaide Ban