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Scholarship nameDiscipline areaValueContactWho can apply
Advanced Community Care Association Honours Scholarship Health Science $7,000 Division of Health Sciences: Research Education  
Arun Thomas ATSI Leadership Scholarship All Division of Health Science disciplines $1,000 Academic Officer: Credit and Admissions    
Conference Scholarship for Students Health Science $1,000 Associate Head of School  
Cowan Travel Grant Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) $2,000 UniSA General enquiries   
Dementia Training Study Centres (DTSC) Essay Prize and Clinical Placement Nursing Grant Nursing $2,400 Scholarships and Prizes Officer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
 
Department of Rural Health 'Rural Summer Project' 2019 Scholarship Health Science $1,500 Michael Watkins  
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  
Gladys Elphick Memorial Scholarship Health Science $5,000 Raewyn Todd   
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 UniSA General enquiries     

 
Margaret E Pank First Year Nursing Grant Nursing $1,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery   
Margaret E Pank Nursing Scholarship  Nursing $4,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery     
Mary Potter Foundation Palliative Care Grant Nursing $1,000 Scholarships and Prizes Officer  
Nursing Year 12 Undergraduate Scholarship Nursing Upfront student contribution amounts over the three years of the Bachelor of Nursing program Program Support Officer  
Resthaven  Undergraduate Nursing Encouragement Grant Nursing $1,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery   
Resthaven  Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship Nursing $10,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery  
Resthaven  Undergraduate Occupational Therapy Scholarship Occupational Therapy $10,000 Gillian Carr  
Resthaven  Undergraduate Physiotherapy Scholarship Physiotherapy  $10,000 Gillian Carr  
Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing Scholarship Nursing Maximum $10,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery    
Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Second Year Nursing Scholarship Nursing Up to $10,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery  
Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Third Year Nursing Grant Nursing $5,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery  
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    
Rural Reconnect Grant Education, Health Sciences,
Nursing and Midwifery
$1,000 UniSA General enquiries     
SA Pathology Regional Scholarship  Laboratory Medicine $5,000 School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences  
Sansom Institute Vacation Grants Health Science $2,500 Kellie La Fontaine  
St Andrew's Hospital Nursing Experiential Learning Grant Nursing $1,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery   
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  
UNISA - MIND Australia Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships Nursing, Midwifery $1,000 School of Nursing and Midwifery  


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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Arun Thomas ATSI Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Arun Thomas, a former UniSA alumni and President of the UniSA Student Association as part of 'giving back' to his Alma Mater to encourage, support and unlock leadership potential and calibre of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at UniSA. As the former President of UniSA's student association, he identified the need for further inclusion and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Through consultation with students, board members and the university, Arun initiated, oversaw and led the implementation and creation of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Representative on the board, a new position to bring the voice of Indigenous students to the organisation. This scholarship is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who demonstrate motivational leadership and social responsibility impacting academia, work, or community, while balancing studies. 

Awarded to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student studying in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia. 

The successful recipient will exhibit a strong sense of community through demonstrating motivational leadership, social responsibility which impacts on academia, work or community. 

Demonstrated leadership and engagement - family, community, university, volunteer work: 

  • Demonstrated ongoing commitment to their studies
  • Future leadership, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Inspiration and role model for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The scholarship will be awarded based on a written statement, curriculum vitae and interview.

Selection will be made by a panel consisting of the donor and 2 other members of staff in the Division of Health Sciences.

The recipient must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage and enrolled after the 31 March census date. 

 Applicants will be required to submit their CV, a statement of intent (500 words), and attend an interview. 

Value: $1,000

For more information contact:
Academic Officer: Credit and Admissions
Division of Health Sciences
Email: HSC-AcademicServices@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 72KB)

Value: $1,000

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

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

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

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Cowan Travel Grant

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.

Online applications will open through my Scholarships in February each year.

For more information contact:
UniSA General enquiries 
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@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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Department of Rural Health 'Rural Summer Project' 2019 Scholarship

The University of South Australia Department of Rural Health offers a number of paid Rural Summer Projects for students wishing to undertake community development project work in the Whyalla/ Port Augusta/ Port Lincoln region during the 2019 summer vacation period (14 January – 8 February 2019). This provides 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 support from staff of the UniSA DRH and with practitioners/service providers working in the local community.

Scholarship Information (PDF 390KB)
Project Information (PDF 417KB)
Scholarship Application Form (PDF 417KB)

Value: $1,500 (Students are reimbursed per week during the project period ($375 per week for four week duration)).

Closing date: please refer to application and information form above.

For more information contact:
Mr Michael Watkins
Lecturer: Aboriginal Allied Health
University of South Australia
Department of Rural Health 
Tel: (08) 8302 6163
Email: Michael.Watkins@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 Exercise and Sport Science 
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy  
Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) 
Bachelor of Health Science  
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) 
Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences  
Bachelor of Physiotherapy  
Bachelor of Podiatry  
Bachelor of Business (Sport and Recreation Management)  
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise) (Online) 

Or the following double degrees:

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

Existing recipients, who have successfully completed a bachelor degree in the health science area, may have their scholarship extended for one year upon admittance to a health sciences related honours program.

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.
  • Reasons for studying their current program - their interest in pursuing a health and/or fitness related degree program.
  • Describe any community service that you have undertaken or intend to undertake in the near future.
  • Describe your family heritage and your connection to community.
  • 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.

Online applications will open through my Scholarships in February each year.

For more information contact:
UniSA General enquiries 
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@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.

Apply (via my Scholarships)

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 Undergraduate Nursing Encouragement Grant

This is an encouragement grant given to a Resthaven 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:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingScholarships.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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Resthaven Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship

The Resthaven 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 studying full time
  • Be an Australian Citizen or be a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.
  • Have a satisfactory GPA – 4.5 or above.
  • Undertake a placement at Resthaven if one is offered.
  • Demonstrate their interest in Aged Care as a career and in their studies.
  • Be willing to speak constructively and positively about the important work that health care professionals undertake in aged care.
  • Demonstrate financial hardship.
  • Choose an Aged Care specialisation for their Practicum if one is available.

Selection will be based on academic merit (Grade Point Average).

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 required to attend an interview.

The recipients will receive $10,000 in the second and third year of their program ($5,000 per year) provided they maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Value: $10,000 (paid in four instalments of $2,500 after the study period 2 and 5 census dates)

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

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Resthaven Undergraduate Occupational Therapy Scholarship

The Resthaven Undergraduate Occupational Therapy Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time third year UniSA student undertaking the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:  

  • Be studying full-time.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or be a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.
  • Have a satisfactory GPA – 4.5 or above.
  • Undertake a placement at Resthaven if one is offered.
  • Demonstrate their interest in Aged Care as a career and in their studies.
  • Be willing to speak conductively and positively about the important work that health care professionals undertake in aged care.
  • Demonstrate financial hardship.

​The scholarships will be available to students who have a genuine interest in aged care as a career and in their studies; are prepared to undertake a placement at Resthaven during their program if such a placement is available, and who are willing to speak constructively and positively about the important work Occupational Therapists undertake 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. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit, a personal written statement and may be asked to attend an interview.

Value: $10,000 four instalments of $2,500 after the study period 2 and 5 census dates.

For more information contact: 
Gillian Carr
School of Health Sciences 
Tel: (08) 8302 2308 
Email: Gillian.Carr@unisa.edu.au

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Resthaven Undergraduate Physiotherapy Scholarship

The Resthaven Undergraduate Physiotherapy Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time third year UniSA student undertaking the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program.

To be eligible for this scholarship‚ applicants must: 

  • Be studying full time.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or be a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.
    Have a satisfactory GPA – 4.5 or above.
  • Undertake a placement at Resthaven if one is offered.
  • Demonstrate their interest in Aged Care as a career and in their studies.
  • Be willing to speak conductively and positively about the important work that health care professionals undertake in aged care.
  • Demonstrate financial hardship.
  • Choose an Aged Care specialisation for their Practicum if one is available.

The scholarships will be available to students who have a genuine interest in aged care as a career and in their studies; are prepared to undertake a placement at Resthaven during their program if such a placement is available‚ and who are willing to speak constructively and positively about the important work physiotherapists undertake 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. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit‚ a personal written statement and performance at an interview.

Value: $10‚000 paid in four instalments of $2‚500 after the study period 2 and 5 census dates, provided satisfactory academic progress is maintained.

For more information contact: 
Gillian Carr
School of Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2308 
Email: Gillian.Carr@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 your career objectives, your interest in aged care and how the scholarship will assist them in achieving your 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.

Apply (via my Scholarships)

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 *Aboriginal 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 Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • 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 your career objectives, financial circumstances you would like taken into account, your interest in aged care, and how the scholarship will assist you in achieving their goals. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

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

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

Online applications will open through my Scholarships in February each year.

For more information contact:
UniSA General enquiries 
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@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:
UniSA General enquiries 
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@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 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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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 - 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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