Flinders University :Kirsty Boden Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Opening Date: 04-12-2017   Closing Date: 31-01-2018  


The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and support regional and rural students studying the Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration). Two scholarships will be available each year from 2018, for as long as funding permits.

Source of funds

The scholarship has been established through a $100,000 grant from the Government of South Australia.


Each scholarship will have a value of $10,000 paid in equal instalments on the first University pay period after 31 March for Semester 1 and 31 August for Semester 2.


Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • normally be enrolled full-time at Flinders University*
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder; and
  • be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)
  • in the third (final) year of study
  • be in receipt of a means-tested government benefit, or be able to demonstrate financial need
  • have a permanent home address in regional or rural Australia as defined by the Australian Geographic Standards Classification (AGSC).

* Scholarships are available to part-time students in exceptional circumstances, which includes (but is not limited to) disability, illness or carer responsibilities. Part-time scholarships will be paid-pro rata.



The tenure is 1 year (or equivalent part-time duration) subject to meeting ongoing eligibility criteria.


Leave will be permitted for the second semester of this scholarship, for a maximum of one semester only.


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of

  • geographical location**
  • financial need
  • academic merit.


Scholarship selection will be made in accordance with approved University procedures.

**Applicants studying at the Riverland campus will be given the highest priority. If there are no eligible applicants from the Riverland Campus, students from rural and remote areas will be considered. The degree of regional or rural remoteness will be considered for students not studying at the Riverland campus.


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


The scholarship will be advertised on the University website and other appropriate media as determined by Flinders University.

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Scholarship Type: undergraduate, honours, academic merit, financial, commencing, continuing, regional/remote/rural students,