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.
The Scholarship is awarded for the full course of study of a medical degree, subject to satisfactory academic progress and continued full-time enrolment.
The AMA calls for Scholarship applications in November each year and typically close at the end of January the following year.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled full-time at an Australian medical school who have successfully completed at least their first year of medicine. Students who are currently in their first year of medicine are eligible to apply for the Scholarship for their second year of study, but must provide evidence of successful completion of their first year in order to be awarded the Scholarship.