Austin Taylor Indigenous NT Medical Program Scholarship Rules

Mr Austin Taylor, BEc Adel, Chartered Accountant (Fellow),  Chair of FCD Health Limited and Council  Member of Flinders University  has a special interest in furthering the education and training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as health professionals, particularly in the Northern Territory.  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.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants 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 enrolled as a student in the Flinders University Northern Territory Medical Program.

TENURE: The scholarship is awarded for a period of one year. Previous recipients can apply for subsequent scholarship rounds.

SOURCE OF FUNDS: The scholarship is funded through Mr Austin Taylor’s contribution to the Karmel Endowment Fund.

SELECTION: The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.  Selection of the candidate(s) will be made by the Student Affairs Committee of the School of Medicine in accordance with procedures approved by the Director, Academic and Student Services.

APPLICATIONS: Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student Information System by the specified closing date. Applicants will need to login and navigate to the My Scholarships tab to submit an application. The application form for this scholarship is called "Indigenous Scholarships", or you can search for it by the keyword "Indigenous". You will be considered for multiple scholarships if you complete this application.

ADVERTISING: The availability of the scholarship will be described on the University website.

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