Australian Rotary Health Research Indigenous Health Scholarship

Amount$5000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine
DonorAustralian Rotary Health Research Fund (ARHRF)
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established as a jointly funded initiative between Australian Rotary Health Research and the NSW Health Department. The aim of the project is to establish a scholarship fund that can be used for the purpose of assisting Indigenous students undertake a program of study in a wide range of health related professions at the University of Newcastle.

Applicable to: Health programs, ATSI, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous Students, high achievers.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the 2nd year onwards of any medical/health related program
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A 500 (maximum) word essay, double spaced and single sided on the following topic: "How will you contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?"
  • Two (2) referee reports
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
Benefit

One (1) scholarship is available, valued at $5000 to be paid in two (2) installments after each semester's census date. The scholarship is initially tenable for one (1) year, however may be extended at the discretion of the donor. If study load decreases, or academic progress is deemed unsatisfactory the donor may authorise payment at a lesser rate.

Selection

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:

  • Academic merit
  • Completion of the 500 word essay
  • Interview
  • A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and 2 written references from referees, containing contact details, as they may be contacted.
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au