The Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program, in partnership with Australian Rotary Health, aims to increase the number of professionally qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the South Australian health sector.
Each year, the Department for Health and Ageing awards scholarships to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on behalf of the Minister for Health. The program supports students studying towards a health qualification at a degree level (or higher) in areas such as, but not limited to:
> MedicineRegistered Nursing
> Allied Health (Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry)
> Health promotion
> Environmental health
Successful applicants will receive a scholarship of up to $5,000 per academic year (for full time study) paid in instalments and adjusted according to actual study load. Scholarship payments are made on the receipt of enrolment and results.
Study Grants are available for Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students of the University of South Australia and Flinders University who are enrolled full-time or part-time in a postgraduate or Medical degree and are permanent residents of South Australia. Recipients will be determined by the Selection Committee of the Aboriginal Advancement League based upon both grade point average and economic need of the student. The grants will be offered for the life of the recipient's program, for a maximum of two years for full-time students. The number of grants awarded each year is dependent on the income generated by the Aboriginal Advancement League Fund.
The Austin Taylor Indigenous NT Medical Program Scholarship has been established to support the retention and successful graduation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as health professionals. Subject to the availability of funds, a minimum of one scholarship with a minimum value of $750 may be awarded each year.
The Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust offers two annual scholarships to talented Indigenous Australians for postgraduate study at either the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The scholarships cover full tuition, travel and living expenses. The scholarships are directed at Indigenous Australians who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields and in their communities. The value of each Perkins Scholarship will vary, depending on the scholarship-holder's course of study, for up to three years. It will cover full university and college fees, travel costs and an annual stipend to cover living expenses.
The bursary has been established to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake a higher education course, specifically in the field of education, including special education. The value of the bursary will be $500. The bursary will be awarded to an undergraduate student on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic merit, with preference given to a female student.
A generous donation by Ms Fij Miller has enabled the establishment of the Fij Miller Indigenous Bursary. This bursary has been established to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake higher education study. Subject to the availability of funds, one bursary will be awarded annually. The value of the bursary will be a minimum $1000. Applicants for the bursary must: (a) 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 he or she lives or has lived; and (b) be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate course of study at Flinders University.
The University has established the Flinders University Student Access Scholarships to provide financial support students from low SES backgrounds who are commencing their first year of undergraduate study at Flinders University.
Subject to the availability of funds, scholarships will be available for the first year of study at Flinders University and will be worth $5,000.
Flinders University administers the Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships on behalf of the Australian Government. The purpose of the Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships is to provide financial assistance to suitably qualified indigenous students. Two types of scholarships are available: Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship and Enabling Indigenous Commonwealth Education Scholarship. In 2012 the scholarship value will be $2,377 per annum. Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships are available for a maximum of 4 years. Enabling Indigenous Commonwealth Education Scholarships are available for a maximum of 1 year. Further details are available on the application form.
Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship is for an Indigenous Australian to study Honours or combined Honours in Political Science or related subjects such as government, political geography, political history, political anthropology or political economics. The Scholarship is available for study at Honours level at any Australian university. The Scholarship is equivalent in value to the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship Stipend in the year of award, paid over the period of the Scholarship, which is two consecutive academic semesters of full-time study (or pro rata over two years for approved part-time study). In 2018 the Scholarship is valued at $27,596. The scholarship also includes up front payments of the student contribution amounts relevant to the Honours year of study.
The Northern Territory Medical Program Bursary has been established to provide financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the Northern Territory Medical Program at Flinders University.
Each Bursary has a value of of $20,000 per year for four years.
An applicant must:
• Be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which he or she lives or has lived; and
• Be an Australian citizen; and
• Be enrolled as a full-time student in the Flinders University Northern Territory Medical Program; and
• Be able to demonstrate financial need.
Application forms can be downloaded below
• Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Via Post: PO Box 362, Charles Darwin University, NT, 0815
• In Person: Yellow Building 4, cnr University Drive North and University Drive West, Charles Darwin University, Brinkin, NT 0810
The NTMP Indigenous Clinical Student Scholarship has been established by The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Alice Springs at Flinders University. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the Doctor of Medicine in the Northern Territory Medical Program; and address the substantial level of family responsibilities and other costs incurred by Indigenous students in the course of their tertiary study.
At least one scholarship of upto $25,000 per annum will be offered each year.
A generous donation from the Trustees of the Estate of the late Peter Bailie, a former Director of Administration and Registrar of the University, established the Peter Bailie Scholarship in Clinical Nursing. After many years of supporting students undertaking postgraduate courses in Clinical Nursing and after consultation with the Trustees, the scholarships’ focus has now shifted to reflect the life and work of Peter by encouraging the successful retention and graduation of Indigenous students in the Health Sciences.
Aunty Phoebe Wanganeen devoted her life to helping others realise their potential through improved access to education. The Phoebe Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship Program has been set up to assist young Aboriginal and Torres Strait residents (25 years or under) to contribute to and benefit from the growth the City of Salisbury is experiencing by providing scholarships of up to $2,000 to undertake either an undergraduate degree at any South Australian University OR vocational training course at TAFE SA.
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.
The Professor Ross Kalucy Indigenous Well-Being Scholarship was established in 2012. The scholarship is intended to support the retention and successful graduation of indigenous students with a particular focus on increasing capacity in the area of mental health/social and emotional well-being. Subject to the availability of funds, a minimum of one scholarship with a minimum value of $750 may be awarded each year.
The purpose of the Research Preparation Scholarship for Indigenous Students is to support an indigenous student for one year, while undertaking a program of study that will, on completion, qualify them for admission to a research higher degree. Such studies may include; honours study; post graduate course work; research projects; bridging programs, or other studies needed in order for the applicant to qualify them in principle for a research higher degree program. The successful awardee will able to demonstrate academic potential and explain how their education has been compromised by the lack of suitable educational pathways or how financial harship may have hindered academi potential.
The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers, through research and development, innovation to enhance the food, fibre and bioscience industries and living environmental systems. SARDI is a division of Primary Industry and Regions SA (PIRSA). In line with the PIRSA Reconciliation Action Plan, SARDI promotes opportunities which support Aboriginal people with their aspirations of sustainable solutions within primary industries, and invests in future workforces by supporting tertiary-level students through the establishment of a bursary for Aboriginal students. The SARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal Students provides $1500 to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduate to undertake post-graduate study in science at a tertiary institution in South Australia.
A generous donation from the Sophia Fund, has enabled the establishment of the Sophia Fund Indigenous Bursaries. Subject to the availability of funds, two bursaries will be awarded annually and will be valued at $500 each. They have been established to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake a higher education course.
The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship recognises the immense contributions of Indigenous Australians throughout all sectors of society. However, the scholarship also acknowledges that Indigenous health professionals remain too few, numbering an estimated 0.3% of the national healthcare workforce.