Cerebral Palsy Alliance Allied Health Scholarship

Amount$1500Number Available3FacultiesFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorThe Cerebral Palsy Alliance
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established in 2009. The Cerebral Palsy Alliance and University of Newcastle through the Faculty of Health and Medicine and School of Humanities and Social Sciences have a shared vision for a viable, well-supported infrastructure of services for people with disability in New South Wales. As part of this agreement The Cerebral Palsy Alliance has established scholarships for allied health students within the Faculty of Health and Medicine and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The scholarships will support up to three students to the amount of $1500 per student to pursue their studies and to encourage their future career in the field of disability.

Applicable to: Occupational Therapy, OT, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Fourth year, 4th year, Placement students, high achievers.

Eligibility

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

  • Be enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy or Bachelor of Speech Pathology in 2013
  • Be enrolling in fourth year in 2014
  • Be available to undertake one of their final fieldwork placements with The Cerebral Palsy Alliance
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 written statement outlining evidence of interest in Paediatrics and Disability and evidence of achievement in studies or practicum in the Field of Paediatrics or Disability; and a written reference from a previous placement
Benefit

Up to 3 scholarships will be offered annually. The scholarship provides a benefit of $1500 payable in a lump sum payment. It is intended that funds are to be used to support professional development, fees, textbooks or practicum expenses.

For Speech Pathology students, this scholarship will support a placement in Tuggerah.

For Physiotherapy students, this scholarship will support a placement at East Maitland or Tuggerah in either the 2nd or 5th block of placement.

For Occupational Therapy students, this scholarship will support a 6th block placement (location TBA).

Selection

Selection of the Scholar will be on the basis of a written statement outlining evidence of interest in Paediatrics and Disability and evidence of achievement in studies or practicum in the Field of Paediatrics or Disability, along with a strong academic and/or practical achievement in Paediatric components of their studies.

Faculties
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

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