Flinders University :Professor Michael Kidd AM Scholarship

Opening Date: 24-12-2019   Closing Date: 11-03-2020  


Professor Michael Kidd AM, Honorary Professor of Global Primary Care with the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity and former Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University, has a special interest in furthering the education and training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as health professionals. 

The Professor Michael Kidd AM Scholarship has been established in perpetuity to support the retention and successful graduation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as health professionals.


A minimum of one scholarship with a minimum value of $2000 may be awarded each year.


Applicants must

  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which they live or have lived; and
  • normally reside in South Australia or the Northern Territory; and
  • be enrolled in a health professional course within the College of Medicine and Public Health or the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University.


Scholarship holders must remain enrolled in the year in which the study grant is awarded. Scholarship payments will be withdrawn if the holder withdraws or is precluded from the course, and will not be available for a repeat year of study.


The scholarship is funded through Professor Michael Kidd’s contribution to the Karmel Endowment Fund.


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.  The academic merit of applicants will be assessed by way of the Selection Score used to gain entry to their course of study e.g. ATAR, STAT score in the case of commencing students, and the Grade Point Average (GPA) in their course of study in the case of continuing students. 

Selection of the candidate(s) will be made in accordance with procedures approved by the Director, Academic and Student Services.


Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student System by the specified closing date.


The availability of the scholarship will be described on the University website

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Scholarship Type: undergraduate, honours, postgraduate, academic merit, financial, commencing, continuing, Indigenous students,