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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Contact Who can apply
Ali Pentelow Physiotherapy Scholarship Physiotherapy $5,000     
Arun Thomas ATSI Leadership Scholarship All 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 Ask Campus Central   
Gladys Elphick Memorial Scholarship Physiotherapy (Honours)‚ Occupational Therapy (Honours)‚ Podiatry‚ Medical Radiation‚ Human Movement, Health Science (Public Health), Clinical Exercise Physiology $5,000      
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 Ask Campus Central     

 
Resthaven Undergraduate Physiotherapy Scholarship Physiotherapy  $10,000 Jeanette Cordwell  
Resthaven  Undergraduate Occupational Therapy Scholarship Occupational Therapy $10,000 Jeanette Cordwell  
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    


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



Ali Pentelow Physiotherapy Scholarship

The Ali Pentelow Physiotherapy Scholarship will be awarded to a high-achieving third year full-time UniSA physiotherapy student.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen.
  • Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) (IHPZ).
  • Be a continuing student considered to be in the third year of the four-year program.
  • Be a full-time student.
  • Demonstrate high level academic results.
  • Demonstrate clinical skills of a high standard delivered with appropriate sensitivity and care.
  • Submission of a written statement.

The scholarship recognises excellence in physiotherapy theory and practice.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying the physiotherapy program and future career goals.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Details of placements undertaken in the first two years and placements arranged or planned for third year.
  • Work experience, community engagement and/or extracurricular interests.
  • The name of any scholarships or grants currently held (or where an application is pending).

How to apply:
Applications are accessed through my Scholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal). In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement, as outlined above.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.

Value: $5,000
The scholarship funds will be applied to the Student Contribution tuition fees incurred by the recipient in the following study period.

For more information contact:
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance
Email: alh-enquiries@unisa.edu.au

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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 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
Email: HSC-AcademicServices@unisa.edu.au

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Conference Scholarship for Students

UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance 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
UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance
Tel: (08) 8302 1153
Email: Marie.Williams@unisa.edu.au  

Email completed applications to:
Ms Gillian Carr
UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance
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:
Ask Campus Central  
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@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:
Allied Health & Human Performance
Email: ALH-TeachingLearning@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:
Ask Campus Central    
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@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.

‚ÄčThe 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: 
Jeanette Cordwell 
UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance
Tel: (08) 8302 2402
Email: Jeanette.Cordwell@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: 
Jeanette Cordwell
UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance
Tel: (08) 8302 2402 
Email: Jeanette.Cordwell@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:
Ask Campus Central  
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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