NTMP Poche Indigenous Clinical Student Scholarship Rules

Purpose
 
The NTMP Poche Indigenous Clinical Student Scholarship has been established by The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at Flinders University. The scholarships are 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.
 
The scholarships are designed to 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 up to $25,000 per annum will be offered each year.
 
Source of funds
The NTMP Poche Indigenous Clinical Student Scholarships are made possible through a generous donation from Mr. Greg Poche AO. A leading Australian philanthropist, Mr. Poche has supported a growing network of Poche Centres for Indigenous Health. He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Flinders University.
 
Eligibility
 
Applicants for the scholarship must:
 
  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and•identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or both; and
  • be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander in the community in which they live or have lived; and
  • be enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the Doctor of Medicine.
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Tenure
The NTMP Poche Indigenous Clinical Student Scholarship will be paid in equal fortnightly instalments. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined in the Scholarship Guidelines.
 
Selection
 
The scholarships will be awarded based on:
  • academic merit;
  • references;
  • financial need;
  • motivation; and
  • community involvement.
Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their financial situation, their academic record thus far, referee reports, a description of self-motivation and a profile of their community involvement.
 
Applications will be assessed by a selection panel comprising representatives from the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Flinders NT.
 
Selection will be made in accordance with approved University Procedures.
 
Applications
Applications must be made on the prescribed form, which will be available from the University website, and lodged by the specified closing date.
 
Advertising
The scholarships will be advertised on the University website and other appropriate media as determined by The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at Flinders University.

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