Serendipity (Tamworth) Scholarship in Radiation Therapy
|Amount$10000||Number Available1||FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine|
|Donor||Serendipity Committee Inc.|
|Establishment||The North West Cancer Centre has recently established the first Radiation Therapy service in the New England and North West regions of NSW. Attracting and retaining the specialised staff required to run such a service is a challenge for all regional cancer centres. These staff roles include Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists and Radiation Therapists. Radiation Therapists must complete a three-year undergraduate degree through Universities that are based in major metropolitan centres, followed by a year of professional development in a hospital. Typically the majority of students are from metropolitan centres and those students prefer to seek work closer to family and friends. Similarly, students from regional areas are more likely to return to work in regional areas, but the additional cost of moving to the city to study is a barrier to enrolling.
The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage local students to study Radiation Therapy at The University of Newcastle, Australia and then further consolidate their skills at the North West Cancer Centre. Funding is provided by Serendipity, a Tamworth based cancer support fundraising committee that shares the North West Cancer Centre's aim of providing high-quality cancer services locally. This scholarship is a key component in a wide-ranging strategy to ensure workforce sustainability and build a team that is committed to the region.
Applicable to: Medical Radiation Science, Radiation Therapy, Regional, Rural, Remote students
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
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.
One (1) scholarship will be available at any given time for a total benefit of $20,000 unless otherwise stated. The scholarship provides a benefit of $10,000 per annum for up to two (2) years. The yearly Scholarship benefit is payable in two (2) payments of $5,000.00, after confirmation of donor funds and the checking of continuing eligibility after each relevant census date.
Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:
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