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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Who can apply
Anthony and Robin Radford Family Student Grant Nursing $2,500     
Dr Terry Farquharson Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Scholarship Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacy $5,000     
Margaret E Pank First Year Nursing Grant Nursing $1,000   
Margaret E Pank Nursing Scholarship  Nursing $4,000     
Mary Potter Foundation Palliative Care Grant Nursing $2,000  
Mrs Juliet Farquharson Nursing Scholarship Nursing $5,000        
Resthaven Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship Nursing $10,000  
Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing Scholarship Nursing Maximum $10,000    
Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Second Year Nursing Scholarship Nursing Up to $10,000  
Resthaven 75th Anniversary Undergraduate Third Year Nursing Grant Nursing $5,000  
SA Pathology Regional Scholarship  Laboratory Medicine $2,500  
St Andrew's Hospital Nursing Experiential Learning Grant Nursing $1,000   
UNISA - MIND Australia Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships Nursing, Midwifery $1,000  


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


Anthony and Robin Radford Family Student Grant

The Anthony and Robin Radford Family Student Grant will be awarded to an undergraduate student from a refugee background who demonstrates financial need. Applicants will be studying full time at any year level in one of the following undergraduate programs:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medical Radiation Sciences
  • Podiatry
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology

An Adelaide medical graduate, Professor Emeritus Anthony Radford A.M. was inspired to work in Papua New Guinea (PNG). He was the only doctor for up to 50,000 people and implemented courses in rural medicine and development in the Department of Health and later at the University of PNG. His wife Robin was involved in social work, community development and original research in local history. Anthony’s career spanned 5 continents and 45 countries and included refugee settlements to support those at risk in the world.

The grant funds are designed to assist recipients with their living and/or education expenses.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Temporary Protection Visa or Bridging Visa.
  • Enrolled in an eligible undergraduate program.
  • Commencing or continuing student.
  • Full-time load.
  • Demonstrated financial hardship.

Applicants must provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Their background prior to UniSA study including their journey to Australia.
  • Reasons for studying their current program and how the degree supports future aspirations.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Details of any financial or educational disadvantage they would like considered.
  • How the grant funds will be used, including alleviation of any financial disadvantage.
  • The name of any scholarships or grants currently held (or where an application is pending).

A refugee background is a person who has held, currently holds or has made an application for a protection visa, either a Temporary Permanent Visa, a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa, or Permanent Protection Visa. Applicants may currently hold a Bridging Visa or be in Community Detention.

The grant will be awarded based on the content of the written statement, financial need and demonstrated passion for their field of study.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 25 January 2021 - 8 March 2021 via my Scholarships

Applicants must also provide a written statement‚ as outlined above to scholarships.prizes@unisa.edu.au

Application opening dates for 2022 are still to be confirmed. 

Value: $2,500

Two grants will be offered annually.

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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Dr Terry Farquharson Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Scholarship

The Dr Terry Farquharson Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Scholarship provides encouragement and support for commencing and continuing UniSA undergraduate pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students from an international background.

The eligible programs are:

  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

An international background may be one of the following:

  • International student.
  • Refugee background.
  • Recent migrant (within last five years).

A refugee background is considered to be a person who has held, currently holds or has made an application for a protection visa, either a Temporary Permanent Visa, a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa, or Permanent Protection Visa. Applicants may currently hold a Bridging Visa or be in Community Detention.

The scholarship is aimed at students in financial need. Applicants in receipt of a means tested benefit from Centrelink should provide a copy of their most recent income statement. All applicants should address the aspect of financial need in their written statement.

Recipients will receive a scholarship valued at $5,000 provided they continue to be enrolled and maintain satisfactory academic merit.

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • Be from an international background (international student, refugee background, recent migrant).
  • Be enrolled in an eligible pharmacy or pharmaceutical science program.
  • Be a commencing or continuing full-time student.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Submit a written statement supporting their application.

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

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA pharmacy or pharmaceutical science program and how the degree supports their aspirations including career goals.
  • Details of status as an international student, person of refugee background or recent migrant.
  • Financial circumstances to enable the selection panel to assess financial need.
  • Academic achievements, including:
    o Commencing students – university entrance score and details (e.g. ATAR and subjects studied in year 12).
    o Continuing students – cumulative Grade Point Average and courses completed to date.
  • Work history, community involvement and extracurricular activities.
  • The name of any scholarships or grants currently held (or where an application is pending).

How to apply:  Online applications will open 25 January 2021 - 8 March 2021 via my Scholarships
In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement, as outlined above.

Application opening dates for 2022 are still to be confirmed. 

Value: $5,000, payable in two equal instalments of $2,500 direct to the student following each census date (usually 31 March and 31 August).

For more information contact:
Ask Campus Central  
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.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 25 January 2021 - 15 March 2021 via my Scholarships

Application opening dates for 2022 are still to be confirmed. 

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 (Nursing and Midwifery)
UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingandMidwiferyScholarships@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.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 25 January 2021 - 8 March 2021 via my Scholarships

Application opening dates for 2022 are still to be confirmed. 

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 (Nursing and Midwifery)
UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingandMidwiferyScholarships@unisa.edu.au

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Mary Potter Foundation Palliative Care Grant

The Mary Potter Foundation supports specialised palliative and end of life care, unique support programs, education and research for people with life limiting illnesses and their families. 

The Mary Potter Foundation Palliative Care 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). The grant will create opportunities for career development for students in palliative care nursing. 

One grant valued at $2‚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: $2,000. Payment will be made in two instalments of $1,000 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.

How to apply: Online applications will open 16 August 2021 - 13 September 2021 via my Scholarships

Application opening dates for 2022 are still to be confirmed. 

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer (Nursing and Midwifery)
UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingandMidwiferyScholarships@unisa.edu.au

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Mrs Juliet Farquharson Nursing Scholarship

The Mrs Juliet Farquharson Nursing Scholarship provides encouragement and support for commencing and continuing UniSA undergraduate nursing students from an international background.

The eligible program is:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (IBNU)

An international background may be one of the following:

  • International student.
  • Refugee background.

A refugee background is considered to be a person who has held, currently holds or has made an application for a protection visa, either a Temporary Permanent Visa, a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa, or Permanent Protection Visa. Applicants may currently hold a Bridging Visa or be in Community Detention.

The scholarship is aimed at students in financial need. Applicants in receipt of a means tested benefit from Centrelink should provide a copy of their most recent income statement. All applicants should address the aspect of financial need in their written statement.

Recipients will receive a scholarship valued at $5,000 provided they continue to be enrolled and maintain satisfactory academic merit.

Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • Be from an international background (international student, refugee background).
  • Be enrolled in an eligible undergraduate nursing program. 
  • Be a commencing or continuing full-time student.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Submit a written statement supporting their application.

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

  • Reasons for studying their UniSA nursing program and how the degree supports their aspirations including career goals.
  • Details of status as an international student or person of refugee background.
  • Financial circumstances to enable the selection panel to assess financial need.
  • Academic achievements, including: 
    o Commencing students – university entrance score and details (e.g. ATAR and subjects studied in year 12). 
    o Continuing students – cumulative Grade Point Average and courses completed to date.
  • Work history, community involvement and extracurricular activities.
  • The name of any scholarships or grants currently held (or where an application is pending).

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2021

Grant re-opening in 2022 is still to be confirmed 

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

Value: $5,000, payable in two equal instalments direct to the student following each census date (usually 31 March and 31 August).

For more information contact:
Ask Campus Central  
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@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.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 25 January 2021 - 8 March 2021 via my Scholarships

Application opening dates for 2022 are still to be confirmed. 

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

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer (Nursing and Midwifery)
UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingandMidwiferyScholarships@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.

Application closes on 11 April 2021.  Apply (via my Scholarships)

Application opening dates for 2022 are still to be confirmed. 

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer (Nursing and Midwifery)
UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: chs-teachinglearning@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 grant will not be open for applications in 2021

Grant re-opening in 2022 is still to be confirmed 

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer (Nursing and Midwifery)
UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: chs-teachinglearning@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 grant will not be open for applications in 2021

Grant re-opening in 2022 is still to be confirmed 

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer (Nursing and Midwifery)
UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: chs-teachinglearning@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.

How to apply:  Online applications will open 25 January 2021 - 8 March 2021 via my Scholarships

Application opening dates for 2022 are still to be confirmed. 

For more information contact:
Ask Campus Central  
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 take up to12 months appointment in a regional SA Pathology laboratory as negotiated with the Head Regional Services (SA Pathology).  

Value: $2,500

For more information contact:
Senior Academic Services Officer
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences
Level 4 Playford Building
City East Campus
Tel: (08) 8302 2391
Fax: (08) 8302 2389
Email: chs-teachinglearning@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. 

How to apply:  Online applications will open 25 January 2021 - 8 March 2021 via my Scholarships

Application opening dates for 2022 are still to be confirmed. 

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 (Nursing and Midwifery)
UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: NursingandMidwiferyScholarships@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 academic unit 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 academic unit.

Value: $1,000 towards textbooks/materials

For more information contact:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer (Nursing and Midwifery)
UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
Tel: (08) 8302 2756
Email: chs-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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