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Economically Disadvantaged StudentsEconomically Disadvantaged Students

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Rural StudentsRural Students

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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Contact Who can apply
Advanced Community Care Association Honours Scholarship Health Science $7,000 Division of Health Sciences: Research Education HighAchiever
Bupa Nursing Experiential Learning Grant Nursing $1,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery Continuing StudentsEconomically disadvantaged students
Conference Scholarship for Students Health Science $1,000 Associate Head of School  
Cowan Travel Grant Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) $2,000 Darren Garbin Scholarships for economically disadvantaged studentsHighAchiever
Dementia Training Study Centres (DTSC) Essay Prize and Clinical Placement Nursing Grant Nursing $2,400 Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Continuing Students
Division of Health Sciences Research Vacation Scholarship Health Science, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Population Health $2,400 Division of Health Sciences: Research Education HighAchiever
Gladys Elphick Memorial Scholarship Health Science $5,000 Raewyn Todd Continuing StudentsIndigenous Students
Goodes O'Loughlin UniSA GO Scholarship Human Movement, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Health Science, Nutrition and Food Science, Physiotherapy, Podiatry Up to 24,000 Foundation Officer Indigenous StudentsNew StudentsContinuing StudentsHighAchiever

Scholarships for economically disadvantaged students
Margaret E Pank First Year Nursing Grant Nursing $1,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery New StudentsHighAchiever
Margaret E Pank Nursing Scholarship  Nursing $4,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery Continuing StudentsEconomically disadvantaged students HighAchiever
Mary Potter Foundation Palliative Care Grant Nursing $1,000 Scholarships and Prizes Officer Continuing Students
Nursing Year 12 Undergraduate Scholarship Nursing Upfront student contribution amounts over the three years of the Bachelor of Nursing program Program Support Officer New Students
Resthaven 80th Anniversary Undergraduate Nursing Encouragement Grant Nursing $1,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery Economically disadvantaged studentsContinuing Students
Resthaven 80th Anniversary Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship Nursing $5,000 per year in the second and third year of their program School of Nursing and Midwifery Continuing Students
Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing Scholarship Nursing Maximum $10,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery Continuing StudentsIndigenous StudentsEconomically disadvantaged students
Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Second Year Nursing Scholarship Nursing Up to $10,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery Continuing Students
Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Third Year Nursing Grant Nursing $5,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery Continuing Students
Resthaven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Scholarship Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology(Honours), Psychological Science, Social Work $10,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery Continuing StudentsIndigenous StudentsEconomically disadvantaged students
Rural Reconnect Grant Education, Health Sciences,
Nursing and Midwifery
$1,000 Darren Garbin Scholarships for rural students Economically disadvantaged students HighAchiever
SA Pathology Regional Scholarship  Laboratory Medicine $5,000 School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Continuing Students
Sansom Institute Vacation Grants Health Science $2,500 Kellie La Fontaine Continuing Students
St Andrew's Hospital Nursing Experiential Learning Grant Nursing $1,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery Continuing StudentsEconomically disadvantaged students
Summer Scholarship Program Health Sciences, Social Work $375.00 per week for the duration of the placement
Michael Watkins
  Continuing Students  Scholarships for rural students
SHPA Student Research and Development Grant Pharmacy $500 School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Continuing Students
UniSA-ANU Joint Bachelor of Medical Science Grant Medical Science

Up to $10,000 to cover the cost of accommodation in a residential college at ANU and a return airline ticket between Adelaide and Canberra.

Senior Academic Services Officer Continuing Students
UniSA DRH Health Academy Program Nursing, Allied Health Cover cost (approximately $690) of travel and accomodation expenses Michael Watkins  
UNISA - MIND Australia Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships Nursing, Midwifery $1,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery New Students


Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award.



Advanced Community Care Association Honours Scholarship

The Advanced Community Care Association (ACCA) was formed to promote and implement safe alternatives to unnecessary hospitalisation. Working with non-government organisations providing aged care and other community services, the ACCA wished to achieve the following objectives:

  • Coordinate community services to provide safe alternatives to unnecessary hospitalisation.
  • Improve the health outcomes of people through developing and implementing health delivery models whereby community organisations are capable of providing an extended range of care services in the home or community setting.
  • To do all such things as are conducive to the attainment of the above objectives.

ACCA is offering up to 3 competitive Honours scholarships which are aimed at providing financial support to high-achieving students undertaking a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) (IHHS). Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline and may be full-time or part-time students. Part-time students must complete their program in no more than two calendar years.

Applicants must have as their principal project supervisor a staff member of the Division of Health Sciences who is a member of the University's Research Register, and who is aligned with an existing or developing research concentration.

The applicant's project must be aligned to the values of Advanced Community Care Association and aimed at the further understanding of the practical clinical, organisational and financial implications of home-based alternatives to hospital care.

The focus of any projects can include, but should not be restricted to, research that is more applied than theoretical, aiming to further understandings of the practical clinical, organisational and financial implications of home-based alternatives to hospital care. This could include (among others) such diverse fields as clinical issues in home care, palliative care, community management of mental illness, health system change management, relevant ICT and informatics, and the economics of the increasing shift to home care.

Value: $7,000. The scholarship payment will be subject to satisfactory academic progress and will be paid in two equal instalments. (Pro-rata for part-time students).

For more information contact:
Division of Health Sciences: Research Education
Email: HSC-HealthResearch@unisa.edu.au
Web: http://www.unisa.edu.au/health-sciences/research/scholarships/honours-scholarships/ 

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Bupa Nursing Experiential Learning Grant

Ten grants valued at $1,000 each are available to 3rd year Bachelor of Nursing students who are studying full time and undertaking 2 x 8 week field placements. Recipients will be selected on academic merit and financial disadvantage. Applicants must provide a personal written statement demonstrating how undertaking the field placements will result in financial disadvantage.

Value: $1,000

Please note this grant is no longer available.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Conference Scholarship for Students

The School of Health Sciences Conference Scholarship provides financial support for students to present papers or posters at local or international conferences with the aim to facilitate student dissemination of new knowledge and provide student networking opportunities.

Application Form and Information (DOC 68KB)

Value: $1,000

Closing date: First round of applications close 15 March. Second round of applications close 15 October.

Forward completed applications to:
Ms Gillian Carr
School of Health Science
Tel: (08) 8302 2308
Email: Gillian.Carr@unisa.edu.au

For more information contact:
Associate Professor Marie Williams
School of Health Science
Tel: (08) 8302 1153
Email: Marie.Williams@unisa.edu.au

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Cowan Travel Grants

The KPF Cambodia Project aims to build local capacity in Cambodia with a focus on community based rehabilitation. The Cowan Travel Grants were established through the generosity of Cowan Grant Pty Ltd and will assist Occupational Therapy students with the expenses associated with undertaking a placement in Cambodia as part of the KPF Cambodia Project.

Applicants for the grant must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents, be financially disadvantaged, enrolled full-time and provide a statement (max 500 words) detailing the expected weekly expenses to be incurred while they are on placement and if applicable the expected loss of income during that time.

Please note that the grants will not be awarded retrospectively. Applicants must not have completed their placement prior to the application closing date.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial disadvantage; academic merit measured by Grade Point Average (GPA); and a personal written statement.

Value: $2,000. Payment will be made in one instalment prior to the recipient's intended travel date.

For more information contact:
Mr Darren Garbin
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7030
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au
 

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Dementia Training Study Centres (DTSC) Essay Prize and Clinical Placement Nursing Grant

The grant is available to full-time students who have a career interest in the field of nursing those with dementia. The recipients will receive $2,400 in the third year of their program,  provided they maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Applicants in the second year (stage 2) of the Bachelor of Nursing must submit a 3,000 word essay on a topic related to the care of people with dementia. The essay can take the form of a literature review, discussion paper or case study; must follow the conventions of a scholarly/academic paper and be referenced using the Harvard reference system. The essay must be the students own work and no joint authorship will be considered.

The grant will support the clinical nursing placement course (ELA 4 NURS 3042) in a context of practice where people with dementia are nursed, which the students will undertake in SP 2 the following year.

Value: $2,400 to be paid in two instalments of $1,200 after the successful completion of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2 census dates. Payments are subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Please note this scholarship/grant is currently unavailable.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2152
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Division of Health Sciences Research Vacation Scholarship

The purpose of the grant is to enable undergraduate students in the Division of Health Sciences, to undertake a research placement with an experienced researcher over the summer vacation period, in research fields within the Division of Health Sciences. The intended outcomes are to encourage participation of outstanding students who may be interested in exploring a higher degree by research; to stimulate students' interest in research; and to gauge students' research aptitude. The scholarships are not intended to support the employment of students for routine work or the completion of program requirements.

Who can apply: Current undergraduate second or third year, final year students in a 'with Honours' program or in an Honours program within the Division of Health Sciences. Applicants from UniSA student from other Divisions and non-UniSA students will be considered on a case by case basis.

Eligibility: Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit (usually recipients have a GPA of 5 or above).

Value: $300 per week for the agreed tenure, which is up to a maximum of eight weeks (to a maximum value of $2,400). Payment is made fortnightly in arrears.

For more information contact:
Division of Health Sciences: Research Education
Email: HSC-HealthResearch@unisa.edu.au

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Gladys Elphick Memorial Scholarship

Gladys Elphick MBE was a highly respected member of the local *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of South Australia. She was particularly active in the development of services in the areas of lobbying which culminated in the establishment of the first Aboriginal community controlled health service in the Adelaide region, which continues on today in the form of Nunkuwarrin Yunti of SA Inc. An anonymous donor has provided a bequest to the University of South Australia, School of Health Sciences, to allow a scholarship to be awarded in memory of Gladys Elphick. This bequest has been used to fund a scholarship in support of an Aboriginal student undertaking studies within the school, to a total value of $5000.

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Value: $5,000 for the year (once-off payment)

For extended criteria and application details, please contact:
Ms Raewyn Todd
School Manager
School of Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2484
Fax: (08) 8302 2114
Email: raewyn.todd@unisa.edu.au

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Goodes O'Loughlin UniSA GO Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high achieving Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students of the University of South Australia who are enrolled full-time or part-time in any of the following undergraduate programs:

Bachelor of Human Movement
Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise and Sport Science)
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Bachelor of Health Science
Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Podiatry
Bachelor of Business (Sport and Recreation Management)

Or the following double degrees:

Bachelor of Human Movement, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)
Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise and Sport Science), Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)
Bachelor of Human Movement, Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise and Sport Science), Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit (as evidenced by ATAR, STAT or performance in a UniSA College program) or Grade Point Average (GPA) for continuing students, and a personal written statement outlining:

  • Academic achievements.
  •  How they identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander citizen.
  •  Acceptance as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the community the student belongs to, lives or has lived in
    community service involvement.
  •  Reasons for studying their current program - their interest in pursuing a health and/or fitness related degree program
    future career goals.

Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial hardship.

The recipient is required to act as a positive ambassador for the scholarship to encourage tertiary education participation by other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Continuance of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance and the recipient should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.

Value: $6,000 per year up to a maximum of four years ($24,000 in total) provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance. Payment will be made in two instalments after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates. Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

For more information contact:
Foundation Officer
Advancement Services
Phone: (08) 8302 0964
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Margaret E Pank First Year Nursing Grant

The Margaret E Pank First Year Nursing Grant has been established through a gift from the Pank family. The grant will be offered to commencing students enrolled full time in the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing program (IBNU), and will enable the recipients to fund a Senior First Aid Course and purchase appropriate professional attire (uniform and shoes) and text books.

Applicants must reside in South Australia and be Australian citizens or permanent residents. They must also provide evidence of financial disadvantage and a written statement (max. 500 words) with their application outlining their career goals and future plans and how the grant will help them achieve their ambitions. Details of financial disadvantage should also be included in the written statement.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of financial hardship, academic merit (ATAR), a written statement, and an interview.

Students in receipt of another Pank family scholarship, grant or prize are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Value: The total value of the grant is $1,000. Payment will be made after the Study Period 2 census date.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Margaret E Pank Nursing Scholarship

The Margaret E Pank Nursing Scholarship will be offered for a two year period to South Australian students enrolled full time in the second year of the Bachelor of Nursing program (IBNU).

Applicants must provide evidence of financial disadvantage and a supporting statement with their application outlining their career and personal aspirations and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals. Details of financial disadvantage should also be included in the written statement.

The recipient must be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview conducted by the Selection Panel. In exceptional circumstances, applicants may be interviewed via a teleconference.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial hardship, academic merit, a supporting statement and an interview.

Value: Up to $4,000. Recipients will receive an annual payment of $2,000 made in two instalments of $1,000 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided they continue to meet the scholarship criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Mary Potter Foundation Palliative Care Grant

The Mary Potter Foundation is offering the School of Nursing and Midwifery a Mary Potter Foundation Palliative Care Grant to assist in the development of a palliative care nursing career pathway for high achieving undergraduate students.

The Mary Potter Foundation is a charity raising funds to support palliative and end of life care that is individual, meaningful and comfortable. Predominantly focused on the Mary Potter Hospice, the Foundation aims to inspire people to believe that caring for people at the end of their lives is an honour and privilege, and to work with them to support living every day, every hour.

The Grant aims to introduce students to holistic approaches to their practice of care, enabling them to provide culturally sensitive and high quality coordinated care to seriously ill and dying patients and their families in a variety of settings (be it in-hospital or ambulatory; rural or urban).  It is envisaged that the Grant will create opportunities for career development for students in palliative care nursing, a specialisation not generally considered by entry level graduate nursing students.

One grant valued at $1‚000 is available to full-time students who are undertaking their second year of the Bachelor of Nursing (IBNU) program and eligible to enrol in Nursing Context of Practice (NURS3045) in the third year of their program. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in palliative care as a career‚ and in their studies must choose the Palliative Care Specialisation when they undertake Nursing Contexts of Practice (NURS 3045) in the third year of their program. Applicants must also be willing to undertake a placement at the Mary Potter Hospice during their eight-week Experiential Learning Activity: Extension to Practice Practicum 4 (NURS 3042) and‚ if the opportunity arises‚ be willing to speak constructively and positively about the important work that nurses do in palliative care. Applicants will be asked to provide a written statement of 500 words detailing their career objectives‚ their interest in palliative care and how the grant will assist them in achieving their goals. 

Selection will be based on academic merit and a written statement. 

Value: $1,000. Payment will be made in two instalments of $500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintains satisfactory academic progress.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Nursing Year 12 Undergraduate Scholarship

Awarded to the highest ranked Year 12 student choosing the Bachelor of Nursing, program offered by the Division of Health Sciences at City East, as their first SATAC preference in the January admission period, based on their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

The scholarship will cover the upfront HECS liability over the three years of the Bachelor of Nursing program, provided the recipient maintains satisfactory progress. The scholarship would be extended to cover the HECS liability for scholarship holders electing to continue immediately to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) after the completion of their initial Bachelor of Nursing.

Value: Upfront HECS liability over the three years of the Bachelor of Nursing program.

For more information contact:
Program Support Officer
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au 

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Resthaven 80th Anniversary Undergraduate Nursing Encouragement Grant

This is an encouragement grant given to a Resthaven 80th Anniversary Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship applicant who strives to achieve their goals and has the determination to succeed.

Value: The value of the grant is $1,000. Recipients will receive two instalments of $500 after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2152
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Resthaven 80th Anniversary Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

The Resthaven 80th Anniversary Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time second year UniSA student undertaking the Bachelor of Nursing program at any campus (includes Mt Gambier and Whyalla).

To be eligible for this grant, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in UniSA's Bachelor of Nursing program.
  • Have a GPA of at least 4.5.
  • Have a genuine interest in aged care as a career and in their studies.
  • Be prepared to undertake a placement at Resthaven during their program if such a placement is available, and are willing to speak constructively and positively about the important work nurses undertake in aged care.

Selection will be based on academic merit (Grade Point Average).
The recipients will receive $5,000 per year in the second and third year of their program, provided they maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Value: $5,000 per year in the second and third year of their program.

For more information contact:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2152
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing Scholarship

The Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing Scholarship is available to full-time *Aboriginal students who are undertaking their second year of the Bachelor of Nursing program. Applicants must have a genuine interest in aged care as a career and in their studies within the context of the needs of services for older Aboriginal people; and be prepared to undertake a placement at Resthaven or an Aboriginal specific service established for older Aboriginal people during their program. Applicants must choose the Aged Care Specialisation when they undertake Experiential Learning Activity - Practicum 3 in the third year of their program. Applicants must also be willing to speak constructively and positively about the important work that nurses do in aged care. Applicants will be asked to provide evidence of financial disadvantage and a written statement detailing their career objectives, their interest in aged care and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial disadvantage, academic merit (minimum GPA 4.5), a personal written statement and performance at an interview.

*From here on in the term Aboriginal is inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Value: Up to $10,000. $5,000 per annum will be paid in two instalments of $2,500, after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates, over a period of two years. Payments are subject to satisfactory academic performance.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Second Year Nursing Scholarship

The Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Second Year Nursing Scholarships are available to full-time students who are undertaking their second year of the Bachelor of Nursing program. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in aged care as a career and in their studies and must choose the Aged Care Specialisation when they undertake Experiential Learning Activity - Practicum 4 in the third year of their program. Applicants must also be willing to undertake a placement at Resthaven during their program if the opportunity arises and be willing to speak constructively and positively about the important work that nurses do in aged care. Applicants will be asked to provide a written statement detailing their career objectives, their interest in aged care and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals. Preference may be given to students who are financially disadvantaged and if applicable, candidates should include relevant details in their written statement. Students who are studying nursing at a regional campus are encouraged to apply. Recipients will be selected on the basis of, academic merit (minimum GPA 4.5), a personal written statement and performance at an interview.

Please note that some scholarships will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage.

Value: Up to $10,000. $5,000 per annum will be paid in two instalments of $2,500, after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates, over a period of two years. Payments are subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Please note this scholarship/grant is currently unavailable.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Third Year Nursing Grant

The Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Third Year Nursing Grants are available to full-time students who are undertaking their third year of the Bachelor of Nursing program. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in aged care as a career and in their studies and must choose the Aged Care Specialisation when they undertake Experiential Learning Activity - Practicum 3 during their program. Applicants must also be willing to undertake a placement at Resthaven during their program if the opportunity arises and be willing to speak constructively and positively about the important work that nurses do in aged care. Applicants will be asked to provide a written statement detailing their career objectives, their interest in aged care and how the grant will assist them in achieving their goals. Preference may be given to students who are studying nursing at a regional campus and they are encouraged to apply. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit (minimum GPA 4.5), a personal written statement and performance at an interview.

Value: $5,000 paid in two instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates. Payment is subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Please note this scholarship/grant is currently unavailable.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2152
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Resthaven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Scholarship

The Resthaven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time third year undergraduate student undertaking an allied health program at any University of South Australia campus (includes Mt Gambier and Whyalla).

The eligible programs are:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Podiatry
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work

The scholarship will be awarded based upon academic merit (with a GPA of at least 4.5 required) and seek applications from students who have a genuine interest in aged care as a career and in their studies, and are prepared to undertake a placement at Resthaven during their program if such a placement is available.

Applicants will be asked to provide a written statement detailing their career objectives, financial circumstances they would like taken into account, their interest in aged care, and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

Value: The value of each scholarship will be $5,000 per year for a period of two years (third and fourth year of the recipient's program), paid in two instalments of $2,500 after the study period 2 and 5 census dates each year, giving a total of $10,000 for each scholarship.

For more information contact:
Foundation Officer
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 0964
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Rural Reconnect Grant

These grants are available to students from a rural or isolated area who have relocated to Adelaide to study full-time and are undertaking a professional experience placement in one the following disciplines: Education, Health Sciences, Nursing or Midwifery.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, be financially disadvantaged and have lived in a rural or isolated area for at least four years prior to commencing university. Applicants must be undertaking their placement in a rural area in the year that they apply for the grant.

Please note that the grants will not be awarded retrospectively. Applicants must not have completed their placement prior to the application closing date.

Applicants must provide a personal written statement detailing the location and duration of their rural placement and their future career goals. Preference may be given to applicants who are undertaking a rural placement greater than four consecutive weeks. Applicants who are receiving financial assistance from the University Department of Rural Health are not eligible to apply. Applicants who have previously been in receipt of a Rural Reconnect Grant are not eligible to apply.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage, academic merit (GPA) and a personal written statement. Recipients will also be invited to participate in research and evaluation.

Value: $1,000

For more information contact:
Mr Darren Garbin
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7030
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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SA Pathology Regional Scholarship

SA Pathology will fund two scholarships to students in the fourth year of Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine.

To be eligible:

  • Students must be in their fourth year studying fulltime in the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine, and are undertaking the Clinical Practice component of the program, and are not already a scholarship holder.
  • Students must be Australian Citizen or Permanent residents.

Scholarship recipients will be required to take take up to12 months appointment in a regional SA Pathology laboratory as negotiated with the Head Regional Services (SA Pathology).

Value: $5,000

Application Form (PDF 148 KB)

Closing date: refer to Application Form

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
Level 4 Playford Building
City East Campus
Tel: (08) 8302 2391
Fax: (08) 8302 2389
Email: pharmacy.medicalsciences@unisa.edu.au

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Sansom Institute Vacation Grants

This grant is intended to encourage students to gain experience in research and to form links with staff within the Sansom Institute, adjunct appointments and with collaborating institutions.

Each grant will support a student to undertake a 6 week project involving health or medical based research. Students may be placed in any research grouping of the Sansom Institute or at a collaborating institution.

The grant is open to students who have successfully completed a minimum of the second year of any undergraduate program offered within the Division of Health Sciences or the Bachelor of Science program at UniSA or under the approval of the Sansom Director

Application Form (WORD 48KB)

Value: up to $2,500

For more information contact:
Mrs Kellie La Fontaine 
Sansom Institute Manager
Division of Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 1225
Email: kellie.lafontaine@unisa.edu.au

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St Andrew's Hospital Nursing Experiential Learning Grant

Five grants valued at $1,000 each are available to 3rd year Bachelor of Nursing students who are studying full time and undertaking 2 x 8 week field placements.

Recipients will be selected on financial disadvantage, academic merit and a personal written statement. Applicants must provide a written statement (max 500 words) demonstrating their passion for nursing, career goals, and how undertaking the field placements will result in financial disadvantage. Recipients must be willing to undertake a field placement at St Andrew's Hospital. 

Value: $1,000 paid in two instalments of $500 after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship conditions and maintains satisfactory academic progress.

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Summer Scholarship Program

The University Of South Australia Department of Rural Health is offering a number of summer scholarships for students wishing to undertake community development project work in the Whyalla/Port Augusta/Port Lincoln region during the 2017/2018 summer vacation period. The scholarships provide an opportunity for Health students to live and work in the country for an extended period during the summer vacation. Students will undertake a community development project with staff of the UniSA DRH and with practitioners or service providers working with the local community. 

The UniSA DRH staff and service providers have a range of interests and expertise so the scope of project work is wide. Interest areas include health service and program evaluation; drugs and alcohol; accessibility for community members living with a disability or aged residents; Indigenous health, health promotion and mental health. 
Students may also be assigned a small collaborative project where students from different disciplines will work together towards a common goal.

There are a number of scholarships of 4 weeks duration that will be offered to Australian students studying human service or health sciences programs at a South Australian University. Scholarships will commence with Block 1 (20th Nov-15th Dec 2017) and Block 2 (15th Jan-9th Feb 2018). A student can elect to take up to two scholarships, or 8 weeks in total.

Conditions and Criteria:

  • Undergraduate students or students in Graduate Entry programs in health and related disciplines (eg social work). From any of the SA Universities will be eligible.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed the second year of their undergraduate program.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in working to benefit the community.
  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  • The scholarship will not be offered if there are no suitable applicants.

Summer Scholarship Information (398KB PDF)
Summer Scholarship Application Form (445KB PDF)
List of projects for Summer Scholarships (437KB PDF)

Value: The scholarships provide a travel subsidy of up to $150 for bus fare or own vehicle fuel. Furnished accommodation in the UniSA Whyalla Student Village will be provided for the entire stay at no cost to students. UniSA

DRH also have accommodation in Port Lincoln if your project is based there. Students will also receive a subsistence allowance of $375 per week for the duration of the placement. The UniSA DRH will meet all costs associated with the specific project including project travel expenses and cost associated with other directed activities (e.g. cultural awareness training). Payments to students will be made fortnightly in arrears to a nominated bank account. Students will meet the cost of personal travel, fuel, food, social activities and entertainment.

Closing date: please refer to application and information form

For more information contact:
Mr Michael Watkins
Project Officer
Department of Rural Health
Tel: (08) 8302 6163
Email: Michael.Watkins@unisa.edu.au

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SHPA Student Research and Development Grant

The grant will be awarded to encourage student participation in pharmacy practice research. Open to 4th year Pharmacy students who are currently (or previously) undertaking a research project in an area relevant to pharmacy practice. This will not be restricted to Pharmacy Honours students.

Information and Application Form (DOC 32KB)

Value: $500

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Pharmacy and Medical Science
Tel: (08) 8302 2391
Email: pharmacy.medicalsciences@unisa.edu.au

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UniSA-ANU Joint Bachelor of Medical Science Grant

Up to four (4) Grants will be awarded to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science program to assist in undertaking either the 2nd or 3rd year of study of the Bachelor of Medical Science at the Australian National University (ANU) in order to obtain the joint UniSA-ANU Bachelor of Medical Science degree.  

Value: Grants are up to the value of $10,000 to cover the cost of accommodation in a residential college at ANU and a return airline ticket between Adelaide and Canberra.

Application Form is available here.

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
Email: pharmacy.medicalsciences@unisa.edu.au
Web: School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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UniSA DRH Health Academy Program

Are you passionate about your field of study and want to inspire the next generation of rural high school students pursue a career in health?

Do you enjoy working with young people, are keen to improve your leadership skills and impart your knowledge to help high school students make informed decisions about their future careers?

Would you like to spend a week touring the beautiful Eyre Peninsula and Far West Coast?

Please consider applying to be a part of the UniSA Department of Rural Health 2017 Health Academy Program.

The UniSA Department of Rural Health are seeking a range of enthusiastic nursing and allied health students to take part in the 2017 Health Academy Program. This program will take place during the September semester break (25-29th September) visiting Eyre Peninsula and Far West Coast. The aim of the program is to inspire the next generation of young people to consider entering a health career after completing high school by giving them the opportunity to participate in a fun, interactive academy that will provide information and hands-on experience about a variety of health professions.

The student volunteers will receive: 

  • Free travel
  • Free accommodation and most meals
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Tour parts of beautiful regional South Australia
  • Make a difference to young people living in rural South Australia
  • “A Great Rural Experience”

All students who apply must be available from the 25th-29th of September. Please complete the application form and submit prior to due date.Please be aware places are limited for this great opportunity.

To apply please complete the following student volunteer application form

Applications closes: 10:00pm 3 September 2017

Value: Travel and accomadation (approximate value $690) expenses will be covered

For more information contact:
Michael Watkins
Tel: (08) 8302 6163
Mobile: 0438 964 743
Emails: Michael.Watkins@unisa.edu.au

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UNISA - MIND Australia Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship

Awarded to a first year, full time, domestic student undertaking the Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery program at any campus who is a graduate from the MIND Recovery College.

Students are to submit a 1000 word written statement outlining their career objectives, the reasons for wanting to become a nurse/midwife and how their lived experience will influence their ability to be an effective nurse/midwife.

The Scholarship funds will constitute the provision of textbooks and other equipment (e.g. nursing watches) required for first year study in the recipient's program. The School will purchase these and provide them to the student. If the recipient withdraws from the program in first year, the textbooks and materials must be returned to the School.

Value: $1,000 towards textbooks/materials

For more information contact:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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