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Puggy Hunter memorial scholarship scheme



This scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are intending to undertake study, or are undertaking study, in an entry level qualification in an eligible health related discipline at an Australian university or TAFE (Certificate IV and above).

Eligible health areas include:

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.

The scheme is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Funding is provided for the normal duration of the course. Full time scholarship awardees will receive up to $15,000 per year and part time recipients will receive up to $7,500 per year. The funding is paid in fortnightly instalments throughout the study period of each year.

Application details: Please refer to the Australian College of Nursing website for all information, including application details.


Australian College of Nursing
Freecall: 1800 688 628


Last updated: 2 August 2016
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