Hearing Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Master of Audiology Scholarship Rules
The Australian Hearing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Master of Audiology Scholarship was established in 2017. The scholarship will recognise and support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the Master of Audiology at Flinders University.
One new scholarship will be available each year subject to funding. The scholarship is valued at $15,000 over two years.
Source of funds
The scholarship has been established through the generous support of Australian Hearing.
$12 000 stipend paid in instalments after the census date of each semester. Recipients will be paid $2000 a semester in the first year of study and $4000 a semester in the second year of study.
A one week remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services Outreach trip in Year 2 up to the value of $3000 paid by Australian Hearing for the purpose of accompanying Australian Hearing Audiologists. Trip includes air travel, accommodation and living expenses arranged by Australian Hearing at its discretion.
Applicants for the scholarship must:
• 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 they live or have lived; and
• be commencing a Master of Audiology at Flinders University in the year of the award; and
• normally be enrolled full-time at Flinders University.
The tenure is 2 years subject to meeting ongoing eligibility criteria and a minimum GPA of 4.0.
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Scholarship selection will be made in accordance with approved University procedures.
Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student Information System by the specified closing date. Applicants should apply for this scholarship after applying for entry into the Master of Audiology.
Interested applicants who have not previously studied at Flinders University will be able to apply online through the online application system if they are made an offer for this course. Course offers are expected to be made in November.
The scholarship will be advertised on the University website and other appropriate media as determined in consultation with the Donor.