NTMP Indigenous Clinical Student Scholarship Rules

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:
a)  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
b)  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.
 
Source of funds
The NTMP Indigenous Clinical Student Scholarship is 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 must:
a) be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
b) identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or both; and
c) be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander in the community in which they live or have lived; and
d) be enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the Doctor of Medicine.

 
Tenure
The scholarship is awarded for a period of one year.  Recipients may apply for subsequent scholarship rounds.

Other conditions
The scholarship will be paid in equal fortnightly instalments. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Selection
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
• academic merit;
• references;
• financial need;
• motivation; and
• community involvement.
Applicants will be asked 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 Alice Springs and Flinders NT.

.Selection will be made in accordance with approved University procedures.

Applications

Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student Information System. Applicants will need to login and navigate to the My Scholarships tab to submit an application. The application form for this scholarship is called “NTMP Indigenous Clinical Student Scholarship”, or you can search for it by the keyword "NTMP".

Advertising
The scholarship will be advertised on the University website and other appropriate media as determined by The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Alice Springs at Flinders University.

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