Scholarships - Medicine



The Aboriginal Health Tertiary Access and Support Program Scholarships
Value: $5,000 plus $1,500 for material support and resources

The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide support for Aboriginal students to access and attain tertiary qualifications in health related disciplines offered within the following Schools:

  1. School of Health Sciences;
  2. School of Medicine;
  3. School of Nursing and Midwifery; or
  4. School of Physiotherapy

The Scholarship provides financial support to recipients which may be used to assist with general living and educational expenses. Each scholarship will comprise of a cash payment of $5,000 per year to assist students with expenses towards continuing their studies at the University. In addition to the $5,000 per year, each recipient will receive a cash payment of up to $1,500 per year awarded for the purpose of material support and resources such as the purchase of textbooks, a laptop or tablet.

Closing date: 30 January 2015

For further information, please contact Professor David Paul on (08) 9433 0525 or via email david.paul@nd.edu.au

Application Form
Scholarship Guidelines


AsiaBound Grants Program Application School of Medicine Final Year Elective

Four week placement 27 October-21 November 2014

Applications are now closed for 2014.

The Australian Government has approved ten scholarships under the AsiaBound Grants Program for students who plan to undertake a final year medical elective clinical placement in Asia in 2014.

Please follow the link below to access all the information regarding AsiaBound Grants Program

All information regarding AsiaBound Grants Program


The Beasley Family Scholarship in Medicine and Nursing
Value: $5,000

Closing date: 16 January 2015

The Beasley Family Scholarship is to assist and encourage Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the School of Medicine or the School of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle. Two cash scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to two students each year.

The Beasley Family Scholarship Conditions
The Beasley Family Scholarship Application Form

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.


The Bendigo & Adelaide Bank 2015 Scholarship

Applications open on 1 December 2014 and close on 23 January 2015

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Limited provide a number of scholarships for year 12 students undertaking University studies for the first time in 2015. The Scholarships are aimed at students from rural and regional locations.

For further information please click here -or visit www.bendigoadelaide.com.au/scholarships.

In addition to the Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Limited Scholarship for rural and regional students, the following WA Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank are supporting their own scholarship for new first year undergraduates from their local area:

  • Bayswater and Noranda Community Bank® branches (Ian McClelland Memorial Scholarship)
  • Collie & Districts Community Bank® Branch
  • Fremantle Community Bank® Branch
  • Gingin Community Bank® Branch and Lancelin Branch


The Catenian Association (Province 20) Youth Scholarship
Value: $4,000

Please note that this is awarded for the duration of the recipient’s studies and applications will reopen in 2017 for the 2018 Scholarship.

The Catenian Association (Province 20) Youth Scholarship (The Catenians – strengthening Catholic family life through friendship and faith) is established to assist a student enrolled at the University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus whose educational opportunities are limited, for example, because of financial need, distance, or responsibility for others, such as the ill or elderly. The aim of the Scholarship is to advance the interests of young Catholics and to assist them in the choice or pursuit of a career. The student will have demonstrated drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship, or other personal difficulty, in order to continue their studies at the Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia. The student will have completed at least 1 year of full time study towards their Bachelor degree. The Scholarship will be paid to the recipient for the duration of their studies.

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions


The Frank Reedy Scholarship in Medicine
Value: $5,000

The Frank Reedy Scholarship in Medicine is to assist and encourage female students from rural Western Australia who wish to commence their undergraduate studies with the School of Medicine at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle.

Closing date: 30 January 2015

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions
Application Form


The Fremantle Heart Patients Support Group - Hugh Jones Memorial Scholarship
Value: $2,500

The Fremantle Heart Patients Support Group - Hugh Jones Memorial Scholarship has been established with a donation made by the Fremantle Heart Patients Support Group to honour their founder Mr Hugh Jones, who passed away in December 2013. The Scholarship is to assist and encourage a 3rd year medical student, for whom educational opportunities are limited because of financial or personal hardship.

To be eligible for a Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in MED 300 in the School of Medicine, Fremantle for the scholarship year; and
  • Be able to demonstrate that their educational opportunities are limited due to adverse circumstances as set out in the Selection Criteria.

Scholarship Conditions
Application Form

Closing date: 20 February 2015

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.


The Thomas Davis Medical Research Scholarship
Value: $12,000

Applications close: Friday, 1 May 2015

The Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the School of Medicine, Fremantle undertaking medical research qualifications, such as the honours project in final year or postgraduate studies, and who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement. The Scholarship aims to encourage and support medical research training and provide financial support to students with exceptional research promise to pursue a career in medical research.

Scholarship Conditions
Scholarship Application Form


The Kununoppin Hospital Medical Scholarship
Value: Up to $25,000 per annum for 3 years

Please note that this is awarded for the duration of the recipient’s studies and applications will reopen in 2016 for the 2017 Scholarship.

The Kununoppin Hospital Medical Scholarship is the North Eastern Wheatbelt Regional Organisation of Councils and for the purposes of this Scholarship includes the Shires of Trayning, Mukinbudin, Nungarin and Mt Marshall (the Consortium).

The Scholarship is awarded as part of a long term strategy to increase the number of suitably qualified, Australian trained, medical practitioners with qualifications to General Practice Fellowship level, in the North Eastern Wheatbelt area of Western Australia. The Scholarship will support a medical student in the final three years of their MBBS Course in return for the recipient agreeing with the Consortium by separate agreement to undertake a period of General Practice in the rural community associated with the Consortium.

The Kununoppin Hospital Medical Scholarship Conditions
The Kununoppin Hospital Medical Scholarship Service Agreement
The Kununoppin Hospital Medical Scholarship Application Form


John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP)

Applications are now closed for 2014

The objectives of the JFPP program are to create opportunities for medical students to develop a long-term relationship with a rural or remote doctor and community, experience the daily practice of medicine in that community and benefit from professional opportunities to network in the broader medical community.

The John Flynn Placement Program is an initiative of the Australian Government, and managed nationally by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

Please register prior to application day.

For further information please visit the ACRRM website


MADAL Scholarships in Medicine
Value: $7,000

The purpose of the MADAL Scholarships in Medicine is to assist and encourage students in financial need enrolled in the School of Medicine at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle. Up to three cash Scholarships of $7,000 each will be awarded per annum. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must have enrolled as a full time student in the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery Award at the School of Medicine, Fremantle, and be able to demonstrate that their educational opportunities are limited due to adverse circumstances.

Closing date: 6 March 2015

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.,/

MADAL Scholarship Conditions
MADAL Scholarship Application Form


Woss Family Scholarships in Medicine
Value: $7,500

Closing date: 6 February 2015

The Woss Family established scholarships to assist and encourage meritorious mature age students in Medicine for whom educational opportunities are difficult, for example, because of financial need, distance, or responsibility for the care of the ill, or the elderly. These students will have demonstrated drive and commitment to achieve academically, despite financial hardship or other personal difficulty, in order to commence or continue medical studies at the Fremantle Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia.

Who is eligible?

Students must be a minimum of 22 years of age on or after 1st December in the year in which they apply; be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia; enrolled full-time in the MBBS course at The School of Medicine, Fremantle. Up to six scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the Selection Committee. Each Woss Family Scholarship in Medicine is valued up to $7,500 per annum.

Woss Family Application Form
Woss Family Scholarship Conditions


Australian Defence Force – Graduate Medical Sponsorship

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) offers the Graduate Medical Sponsorship to selected applicants whilst studying with a salary up to $63,247, increasing to $67,699 in your internship year, including payment of your remaining HECS/HELP (or equivalent for full fee paying students), textbooks, rental assistance and free medical and dental. Get paid to study at the university of your choice and qualify as a medical practitioner leading to a guaranteed job in the Australian Defence Force as a Medical Officer for the period of sponsorship plus one year.

Successful applicants undertake a four year degree course at one of the Australian universities offering the graduate medical program. This is followed by two years residency (internship and RMO1 year) to be completed at a teaching hospital. You can apply from the commencement of your degree, once you have your university offer.

For further details please contact: healthjobs@dfr.com.au or please go directly to Army Doctor, Navy Doctor or Air Force Doctor or visit http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/universitysponsorship/


AFPHM John Snow Scholarship

Kick Start Your Career with AFPHM John Snow Scholarship

Win one of nine scholarships to present your work at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Congress.

Scholarship includes full conference registration (AUD$600) and travel assistance (up to AUD$400)

Applications are now closed for 2014

The WA winners in 2011 and 2012 were Notre Dame students


The Australian Pain Society
Australian Pain Relief Association - PhD Scholarship
Award: Stipend $23,000 p.a. and financial support to attend the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting.

Phone: 02 9954 4400
Email: aps@dcconferences.com.au
Web: http://www.apsoc.org.au


The Catholic Women's League of Western Australia (Inc.) Scholarship
Value: $3,000

The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist and encourage meritorious female students for whom educational opportunities are limited because of financial need.

These students will have demonstrated drive and commitment to the principles of the Catholic Women's League, with special consideration to applicants with a permanent home address of 160 kilometres or more from the Perth CBD.

Closing date: 13 February 2015

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions
Application Form
Catholic Women's League Aims and Objects


Medical Rural Bonded (MRB) Scholarships

As part of the 2000/01 Budget, the Federal Government announced details of a new Regional Health Strategy, which includes an integrated range of initiatives to deliver more doctors and better services to rural and regional communities.

Medical Rural Bonded Scholarships are one of these initiatives.


The St John of God Health Care - Dr Michael Quinlan Medical Elective Scholarship
Value: A total of $10,000 is available annually to be distributed:

  1. Up to two Scholarships for students undertaking an overseas placement scholarship to the value of $5,000;
  2. And/or:
    1. One Scholarship to the value of $5,000 for a student undertaking a placement in a disadvantaged community; and
    2. Two Scholarships to the value of $2,500 each for two students undertaking placements.

Applications are now closed for 2014

St John of God Health Care has established scholarships to be awarded each year to students enrolled in the MED 400 elective in the School of Medicine at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle (the University) who fulfil the criteria set out in the Conditions. The Scholarship has been established in recognition of Dr Michael Quinlan and his significant contribution to medical education, clinical services and the Catholic Church. The purpose of the Scholarships is to support the costs of travel, board, accommodation and administration fees for overseas or national elective placements undertaken by final year medical students of The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle campus.

Scholarship Conditions


Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) Scholarships in Pathology for Medical Schools

Available for medical students undertaking the Bachelor of Medicine or equivalent at Australian and New Zealand universities (one per main campus), two scholarships for Papua New Guinea and one each for Fiji, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Medical School Scholarship Application Form

Click here for further information.


Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme

Scholarships for rural students studying medicine

Applications are now closed for 2014

The RAMUS Scheme assists selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university. In addition to their rural background, RAMUS scholarship holders are selected on the basis of financial need and demonstrated commitment to working in rural Australia in the future.

The RAMUS Scheme currently supports a total of 587 scholarship holders. Each year approximately 120 new scholarships are awarded through a competitive application process.

RAMUS scholarship holders receive $10,000 a year during the completion of a standard medical degree at their chosen university. This financial support assists scholarship holders to overcome the financial barriers to studying medicine at university, particularly the costs of moving and living away from their family support structures.

Further information about the scholarship is available online at ramus.ruralhealth.org.au/


Soroptimist International Fremantle Scholarship
Value: $1,000

Soroptimist International is a global movement of more than 90 000 women in over 3,000 communities, working to transform the lives of women and girls across the socio-economic, political, and geographic spectrum. Soroptimist International, Fremantle, is now offering a scholarship of $1,000 to women who are currently enrolled at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

Applications must be received before 28th February 2015. An interview will be arranged for successful candidates.

For further information, please click here or contact Maxine Kaempf on 9385 2294 or maxineka@iinet.net.au

Application Form


The Dr Michael Tandon Medical Research Scholarship
Value: TBC

The Dr Michael Tandon Medical Research Scholarship provides support for research training and/or training leading to research in specific areas with particular relevance to Aboriginal Health and/or respiratory disorders. Up to two scholarships may be awarded each year with a combined value of up to the total annual interest earned on the Dr Michael Tandon Medical Research Scholarship endowment fund.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be undertaking a research degree in the School of Medicine, Fremantle, including but not limited to the MBBS Honours Program, Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy and/or their medical elective placement research;
  • Be conducting research or training for research in one of the areas listed below, in order of preference:
    • Research in the area of respiratory disorders in Aboriginal Australians; or
    • Research in chronic disease relating to Aboriginal health (including cardiovascular disorders, renal disorders or diabetes); or
    • Research in areas relating to the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal community; or
    • Rural or remote health.

For further information, please contact the School of Medicine, Fremantle on (08) 9433 0229 or fremantle.medicine@nd.edu.au.

Scholarship Conditions
Application Form


The Wilfred and Gracinda D’Souza Scholarship
Value: $5,000

The Wilfred and Gracinda D’Souza Scholarship is to assist and encourage a student, for whom educational opportunities are limited because of financial or personal hardship. The Scholarship is limited to students enrolled in the School of Health Sciences; School of Medicine; School of Nursing and Midwifery; or School of Physiotherapy.

Closing date: 9 January 2015

For further information, please email scholarships@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (08) 9433 0692.

Scholarship Conditions
Application Form


Young Carer Bursary Programme

Applications open on 13 October and close on 9 November 2014

The purpose of the Young Carer Bursary Programme is to assist young carers in greatest need, to continue to study and to relieve the financial pressure for them to undertake part-time work, in addition to their educational and caring responsibilities. Financial assistance is provided in the form of a bursary.

The programme will grant 150 Bursaries each year in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the following amounts:

  • 50 Bursaries @ $ 4,000
  • 50 Bursaries @ $ 6,000
  • 50 Bursaries @ $10,000

Bursaries will be granted for 12 months with a new application process each year.

For further information please visit www.youngcarers.net.au, email ycbursaries@carersaustralia.com.au or ring 1800 756 238.

About the Programme


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