Australian Rotary Health- Indigenous Health Scholarship $5,000 per year :closing 8 Feb 2013


Indigenous Health Scholarship objective

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The object of this program is:

  • to provide a scholarship, which can be used to assist Indigenous students to undertake a course in a wide range of health related professions;
  • to assist students to gain an education which will in turn enable them to use this education for the benefit of other Indigenous people in some of our remote areas;
  • with the intention of training doctors to work amongst other Indigenous people, but the scope of the scheme has enlarged to permit the training, firstly of nurses, and now other health related profession.


To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin or both.
  • For the purposes of  this application, an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is someone who  identifies as being of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander  origin and is accepted as such by the community in which he or she has  lived.
  • Applicants will be asked to provide a letter from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or community supporting their claim;
  • Be undertaking and enrolled in an appropriate approved medical or health related degree.


Successful students will receive a $5,000 scholarship per year (while receiving the scholarship), $2,500 will be paid in each semester.   The program is a co-operative program between Australian Rotary Health Research, Rotary clubs, some State or Territory Governments and the Commonwealth Government.


Scholarships will be awarded on the recommendation of the selection committee and will be based on the following criteria:

  • The proposed course of study should be of significant benefit to the needs of the Aboriginal community
  • Preference will be  given to applicants:
    1. Gaining first tertiary qualification
    2. Who have already completed successfully at least first year of tertiary education or any part of the stated course
    3. Community  involvement by an applicant will be taken into consideration

Applicants will also be asked to provide details of past/present studies, work experience, awards, personal development work, career path and any involvement in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.


All applicants, whether they are successful or unsuccessful, will be notified by mail.
For further information please contact Cheryl Deguara,

Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarship,

PO Box 3455, PARRAMATTA, NSW   2124                   Phone:  02 8837 1900


Closing date for applications: Friday 8th February, 2013


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