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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Puggy Hunter memorial scholarships now open

Date posted: 22 August 2014

The Puggy Hunter memorial scholarship scheme is calling for applicants for studies undertaken in 2015, with applications closing on the 15 September, 2014.

The scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are intending to enrol or are enrolled in an entry level course in an eligible health related discipline at an Australian educational institution (Certificate IV and above). Graduate entry level courses are included. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners are encouraged to apply.

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. The Scheme was established in recognition of Dr Arnold ‘Puggy’ Hunter's significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and his role as Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). The aim of the scheme is to encourage and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce.

Eligible health areas are:

Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association 


Last updated: 10 September 2014
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