Country Universities Centres and the County Education Foundation will form a partnership to help rural and regional students continue their education.
CEF has 44 volunteer committees including in Griffith and Darlington Point and Coleambally, their aim is raise funds to send students to achieve their dream careers through further study.
While CUC operates learning centres in Griffith and Leeton, as well as Grafton, Broken Hill, Goulburn and Cooma. Those centres help provide a link for students to complete university study without leaving their hometown.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the CUC's quiet study areas, high-speed internet and learning skills advisors have helped ensure people are able to continue studying when access to on-campus learning has been restricted.
The partnership between the two organisations is designed help ensure students' ability to complete study isn't hindered by providing practical support, as well as help providing opportunities by sharing resources such as CEF's Scholarship Guide.
"By working together to increase access to education in rural and regional Australia, we hope to increase the aspirations and participation in further education by our country youth," CEF CEO Juliet Petersen said.
"This mission is now more important than ever on the back of severe drought, devastating bushfires and unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic," Ms Petersen said.
"Working with the CUC is a wonderful opportunity to broaden the horizons of CEF students, and to support them in more ways to achieve their education goals post-high school.
The assistance provided by CUC is a wonderful complement to support CEF Foundations provide."
CUC network manager and CEF scholarship recipient Shannon Payten-McDonald said both organisations had been pivotal in her own learning journey.
"I was fortunate to receive a CEF grant at a time when I was considering withdrawing from my undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle, but with the grant, access to the local academic support and a study space through the CUC, I completed the degree and further online postgraduate degrees," Ms Payten-McDonald said.
"The CUC looks forward to working with CEF to create more opportunities for our regional students to achieve their dreams."