The Estate of Bert and Carmel Baulderstone :The Carmel Baulderstone Memorial Scholarship

Opening Date: 01-05-2021   Closing Date: 15-06-2021  


The Carmel Baulderstone Memorial Scholarship is designed to provide assistance to undergraduate nursing students admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing at Flinders University and enrolled in the second or third year of the course to undertake a Professional Experience Placement at a College of Nursing and Health Sciences-approved clincial education facility in a rural or remote setting.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the health needs of Australians living in rural and remote areas.


The scholarships will provide a contribution towards a living allowance and travel costs, and subject to the availability of funds, will be awarded to one or more students to a total value of $6000 annually.  At the discretion of the selection panel, the value of the scholarship may vary between successful applicants depending on the duration and location of their placement and student circumstances.

Applicants for the scholarship must:
• be an Australian citizen or hold permanent residency status; and
• be enrolled in, or intending to enrol in, a Professional Experience Placement topic in the second or third year of the Bachelor of Nursing  at Flinders University; and
• be able to demonstrate an interest in and understanding of the health needs of Australians living in rural and remote areas; and
• maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0

Special Conditions
If a recipient is unable to attend the rural placement, he or she will be required to repay the scholarship in full. 

The scholarship is offered annually, previous recipients cannot re-apply.  The scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the selection panel. There is no obligation to offer the scholarship in any given year, should there not be a suitable applicant

This scholarship has been established from a bequest made from the estate of Bert and Carmel Baulderstone, and contributed to by their family, friends and colleagues.

In 1944 Carmel Summerfield (later Baulderstone) was registered as a nurse in South Australia after four years of training at Calvary Hospital, and later spent a further 9 months training in Obstetrical Nursing in Launceston. Like many of her generation, Carmel's nursing career ended on her marriage; however she retained a lifelong connection with nursing. She was an active member of the Calvary Past Nurses' Association and took a keen interest in medical research and changes to nursing practice. Providing support for students to undertake practical placements is consistent with Carmel's support for education and love of the nursing profession.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
• academic merit.
• a demonstrated knowledge and understanding  of the health needs of Australians living in rural and remote areas.

Preference will be given to placements with an Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) rural and remote location classification of RA3 or RA4.

Eligible applications will be assessed by a panel consisting of representatives from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student System by the specified closing date.  Applicants will need to login and navigate to the My Scholarships tab to submit an application.  The application form for this scholarship is called "The Carmel Baulderstone Memorial Scholarship", or you can search for it by the keyword "Carmel".  Please read the how to apply page and ensure all of your personal details are up-to-date in the Student System as you will be assessed using this information

Applicants must complete the Carmel Baulderstone Memorial Scholarship Supporting Documentation Form which is downloadable below.
Scholarship Type: undergraduate, continuing,