Scholarships

A wide range of scholarships are available to Indigenous students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Successful applicants receive a scholarship of $30,000 during their degree. In return, they agree to undertake two of the first three years of their hospital training in an eligible NSW rural hospital. Cadets receive a relocation grant when moving to a rural location.

Successful applicants also receive subsidised attendance at Rural Doctors Network conferences and the annual RDN cadet weekend, as well as mentoring and support from the RDN.

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is designed to encourage and assist Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce. The PHMSS was established in recognition of Dr Arnold ‘Puggy’ Hunter’s significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and his role as Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

Duration

Funding is provided for the normal duration of the course.

Application

The PHMSS 2019 scholarship round will open for application Friday 14 September 2018, closing Sunday 14 October 2018.

The AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1994 with a contribution from the Australian Government. The Scholarship aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors in Australia by providing financial assistance to Indigenous students completing a medical degree at an Australian university.

Duration

The Scholarship is awarded for the full course of study of a medical degree, subject to satisfactory academic progress and continued full-time enrolment.

Application

The AMA calls for Scholarship applications in November each year and typically close at the end of January the following year.

Each year the ANU Medical School may award a scholarship to be known as the Peter Sharp Indigenous Medicine Scholarship. The Scholarship is to assist a student in undertaking the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) program at the ANU Medical School.

The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of the applicant’s understanding and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and the health issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the scholar meeting all eligibility requirements. The selection process will include a written application and interview.

Each year the ANU Medical School may award a scholarship to be known as the John James Foundation Scholarship. The Scholarship is to assist Indigenous students to undertake the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) program at the ANU Medical School.

Duration

4 years

The Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarship has the following objectives:

  • to assist Indigenous students to undertake a course in a wide range of health related professions;
  • to assist students to gain an education which will in turn enable them to use this education for the benefit of other Indigenous people in remote areas;
  • with the intention of training medical practitioners and other health professionals to work amongst other Indigenous people.

The Peter Sharp Scholarship Program supports ANU medical students enrolled in the Indigenous health stream throughout their studies. This Scholarship was established in memory of Dr Peter Sharp who made a genuine commitment to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health that was strengthened by his clinical experience and understanding of the complex health, social, emotional and cultural needs of his patients.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist Indigenous students to undertake the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) program at the ANU Medical School.