Backing Northern Rivers’ entrepreneurs with generous scholarship opportunity

Published 17 October 2022
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Southern Cross University is supporting Northern Rivers business owners and entrepreneurs to foster and enrich their innovation credentials with a $15,000 study scholarship.

In a show of confidence in the revitalisation of the region and the can-do attitude of its people after the floods, the University is offering the scholarship to

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“This exciting announcement is a tangible expression of our commitment to the ongoing resilience and growth of business and entrepreneurialism in the region,” said Professor Richard Dunford, Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Arts.

“This is Southern Cross University’s way of saying to the Northern Rivers business community we continue to be here for you and the next generation in the revitalisation of the city of Lismore and the region.”

Jane Laverty, Business NSW Regional Director Northern Rivers, commended the University for its continued belief in the region.

“The creation and launch of the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise comes at a time when the Northern Rivers region is experiencing a turning point in its economic development maturity and the vision for a sustainable and entrepreneurial led future,” said Mrs Laverty. 

“I am impressed with the agility and responsiveness of Southern Cross University to meet the needs of our emerging talent in this field and deliver on the demand from business to employ the best and brightest, enabling them to expand their businesses in a sustainable and innovative way.”

Learn more about studying business in Lismore in 2023.

Want to know more about the $15,000 study scholarship or need help applying? Call the Future Students Team on 1800 626 481.

Media contact: Sharlene King, media office at Southern Cross University 0429 661 349 or