Scholarships - School of Medicine Sydney


The Ballarat Rotary Club Scholarship

The Ballarat Rotary Club Scholarship supports a final year Undergraduate Student, enrolled at the University of Notre Dame School of Medicine Sydney campus, who is based at the Ballarat Rural Clinical School located at St John of God Hospital, Ballarat.

Recipients will be determined based on outstanding character and personal qualities, financial need and their commitment to rural medicine. The $2,500 scholarship may be awarded to a single recipient or divided between two recipients at the Selection Committee’s discretion.

Applicants must submit a 400 – 500 word written statement demonstrating their commitment to rural medicine along with a written summary of the financial difficulty they are experiencing, demonstrating that they would obtain genuine benefit through the scholarship.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please contact the Sydney Development Officer on sydney.development@nd.edu.au or (02) 8204 4393.


The Bupa International Student Award
Value: $1,000 (Up to 3 Awards)

The Bupa International Student Award is to assist and encourage international students, enrolled at The University of Notre Dame Australia, to be involved in the life and culture of the University and the broader community. To be eligible for the Award, applicants must be enrolled as an international student at The University of Notre Dame Australia in an undergraduate or postgraduate award course, and be a student of good academic standing. The applicant will have to demonstrate:

  1. Promotion of the international student culture on the student campus of enrolment, for example, supporting commencing international students, or in organising events that promote international culture;
  2. Community involvement; dedication to their studies as demonstrated, for example, by their attendance, participation and involvement with activities of the relevant School, leadership and participation in extra-curricular activities within their field of study.

Please note: students enrolled in Study Abroad or Exchange courses are ineligible.

Applications are now closed.

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

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The Albert Coates Memorial Trust Scholarship

The Albert Coates Memorial Trust Scholarship promotes regional health education and practice by providing financial support to the Ballarat Clinical School MED4000 student who can best demonstrate how their elective term study at the end of MED4000 will reflect the values of Notre Dame and the values and example of the late Sir Albert Coates.

The $2,500 annual scholarship is sponsored by the Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Woman and supports travel, accommodation and other associated expenses incurred by final year medicine students undertaking the four week elective term during MED4000. The scholarship honours and commemorates the life of the Sir Albert Coates OBE, a pioneering Australian neurosurgeon and soldier who served as a medical orderly at Gallipoli and a surgeon on the Burma-Thailand Railway, where he saved hundreds of lives.

Applicants must submit a 500-word statement describing their elective study and how it reflects the values of The University of Notre Dame Australia and the values and example of the late Sir Albert Coates.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please contact the Sydney Development Officer on sydney.development@nd.edu.au or (02) 8204 4393.


Commonwealth Scholarships (CS)

Further information about government funded scholarships and loans to assist with your education can be found here:


Pulsford Clinical Placement Scholarships

The Pulsford Clinical Placement Scholarships are to assist and encourage meritorious second year medical students from the School of Medicine, Sydney, who may experience financial burden of relocating to either Werribee or Hawkesbury clinical schools for their third year of study.

The purpose of the Scholarships is to support the costs of relocation and other expenses for interstate or geographically distant placements taken by third year medical students of The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney campus. $10,000 is available for the Pulsford Clinical Placement Scholarships annually to be distributed as follows:

  1. Two scholarships for students relocating to the Werribee Clinical School of the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, each to the value of $ 4,000; and
  2. Two scholarships for students relocating to the Hawkesbury Clinical School, Sydney, each to the value of $ 1,000.

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Rural Scholarships

There are a range of scholarships designed to provide enrolled medical students with rural experience in order to encourage graduates to practice in rural/remote areas of Australia. The NSW Rural Doctors Network provides details of scholarships for this purpose on its website.

Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS)

The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) scheme is one of a number of Australian Government initiatives to increase the number of general practitioners in rural and remote Australia. The aim of the scheme is to increase the number of students with a rural background who enter and complete their study of medicine at a tertiary level. Scholarship holders receive $10 000.00 each year during the completion of a standard medical degree at their chosen university.

RAMUS provides financial support to assist in meeting accommodation, living and travel costs incurred while studying medicine. The scholarships are not bonded. Instead, scholarship holders’ ties to regional and rural Australia are reinforced though a rural mentorship scheme, as well as membership of their student Rural Health Club.

The National Rural Health Alliance administers the RAMUS scheme on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Applications close in January each year. For more information about RAMUS, contact:
Freecall: 1800 460 440 or see http://ramus.ruralhealth.org.au/

John Flynn Scholarships

The Medical Student Vacation Scholarships, usually referred to as the John Flynn Scholarships were established in 1997. They are an integral part of the Australian Government’s long-term strategy to attract more rural doctors and improve the quality of healthcare in rural areas. Working closely with a rural doctor mentor and the placement community, medical students develop an overview of the challenges and rewards associated with rural medical practice and non-metropolitan healthcare services. Each year approximately 150 new scholarships are made available. An amount of $500.00 per week will be paid to cover food and living expenses while on placement. Costs of travel and accommodation will be organised and paid for by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), which is the national management agency for the program.

Scholarship holders undertake a placement in the same rural or remote community for a minimum of 2 weeks per year, normally over 4 consecutive years. Students gain first-hand experience of living and medical practice in rural Australia. Students may undertake a placement in a supervised general practice, hospital, Aboriginal Medical Service or other medical facility that provides primary care.

Each scholarship holder is matched with a rural and remote medical practitioner in the placement community. Mentors provide role models for scholarship holders, and introduce them to country medical practice, and supervise and support them during their stay. The local community is also a vital part of the John Flynn Scholarship. Community contacts facilitate social and cultural introductions in the local area to enable scholars to immerse themselves fully in the distinct culture of the community.

By undertaking a placement in the same community for a minimum of 2 weeks per year over a 4-year period, students are involved in a practical way with the reality and diversity of rural Australia. Students are required to provide a written report and evaluation at the end of each placement.

John Flynn Scholarships are open to Australian citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate medical course at an Australian Medical School. Students need to be able to complete scholarship requirements before they finish their medical degree. Applications close in April each year. For further information or to register your interest, contact:
Freecall: 1800 231 231
Email: jfss@acrrm.org.au


Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

The Faculty offers a number of prizes and scholarships available to medical students, trainees and Fellows on its website.

Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine John Snow Scholarship

The AFPHM John Snow Scholarship acknowledges the best medical school student presentations relating to public health at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Future Directions in Health Congress or AFPHM Annual Scientific Meeting each year. The prize for each regional finalist includes travel assistance and full registration to attend the conference. The WA and NSW finalists in 2011 and 2012 were Notre Dame students. See John Snow Scholarship for more information.


Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Children’s Medical Research Institute

CMRI offers PhD Awards to promising candidates and welcomes Honours students from any Australian university. For further information please visit Opportunities for Students - Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Australia.

Any further enquiries should be directed to School of Medicine, Sydney (Ph: 02 8204 4450 or Email: sydney.medicine@nd.edu.au).


Other

Summer Research Scholarships

Rural Clinical Training and Support Summer Research Scholarships: up to two Rural Scholarships will be awarded this summer to School of Medicine, Sydney students with a value of $2000 each. The scholarships are for research projects focusing on health issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia, as well as issues related to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

School of Medicine, Sydney Summer Research Scholarships: Scholarships will be awarded this summer to School of Medicine, Sydney students with a value of $2000 ach. The scholarships are for research projects focusing on health issues in Australia.

To apply for either of these two scholarships, please send:

  1. A two-page summary of the research project comprising: Background, Aims, Methods and Expected Outcomes.
  2. The name of the supervisor(s) of the project providing evidence of her or his expertise to direct the project.
  3. A timeline of the work to be conducted which needs to be finished in February 2016.

To receive a Summer Research Scholarship, a student must:

  • Present (at the latest during the month of February) a report on the project or a draft of a paper to be submitted to a journal, and
  • Make an oral presentation of the project and results at the School of Medicine, Sydney Research Conference or Research Symposium in 2016.

Research projects can be part of larger projects but need to have clearly defined aims, methods boundaries and outcomes within those projects.

A School panel appointed by the Dean decides on the projects to be awarded a Scholarship.

The deadline for applications is in early October each year. The specific date will be posted on Blackboard. Please send applications to Ms Joanne Aboud.

For further information, contact Professor George Mendz, Head of Research Programs.

GP Synergy General Practice Scholarships:

Up to two scholarships are available to School of Medicine, Sydney students. Details available at GP Synergy website: http://gpsynergy.com.au/explore-gp/gp-synergy-medical-student-scholarship/


Odyssey Travel 2018 Merit and Equity Scholarship

Odyssey Travel is a not-for-profit organisation offering Equity and Merit Scholarships to second year and beyond students. The Scholarship offers a maximum of $10,000 to each student and is based on academic performance and demonstrated financial need.

Applications are now open for 2018. For further information please apply at www.odysseytraveller.com/odyssey-small-group-tour/odyssey-traveller-scholarships

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Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship

Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship believes cancer should not get in the way of students goals and their ability to achieve maximum potential in terms of a formal tertiary education. There are a range of Scholarships and Grants available valued at $5,000 for the National Award Winner, $3,000 for the National Finalists and $2,000 for recipients.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

  • Be an Australian Resident;
  • Be aged between 15 – 24 years old;
  • Have cancer or has been diagnosed at any point in their life;
  • Submit a medical verification, written reference and lastly, a video or written piece (for example, an article, essay or story) that addresses the following criteria:
    1. Your goals and/or vision in detail, and how you feel that you can achieve this.
    2. What the impacts/issues for you specifically are.
    3. How you feel the Dare to Dream Scholarship can help you to achieve your goals.

For further information please visit Redkite Dare to Dream Scholarships | Redkite.


The Sisters of Charity Foundation Scholarship
Value: $30,000

The purpose of the Sisters of Charity Foundation Scholarship is to provide financial support to an applicant from a disadvantaged background who is currently residing in, or has resided in, out-of-home care (foster/kinship care, group home or refuge accommodation) and who wishes to enrol in or is currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney. The financial support will be provided towards the cost of tuition fees, educational expenses and living expenses throughout the duration of their course. The value of the Scholarship is $30,000 over the duration of the recipient's undergraduate degree. The recipient will be able to have up to $7,500 per annum from the total scholarship value allocated towards the cost of tuition fees, educational and living expenses.

Applicants must submit a personal statement addressing the selection criteria and a Centrelink Income Statement (if applicable) with their completed Scholarship Application Form.

Applications are now closed.

For further information, please email Sydney.development@nd.edu.au or call the Development Officer on (02) 8204 4393.

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The Fr PJ McGuire Scholarship
Value: $2,500

The purpose of the Fr PJ McGuire Scholarship is to support students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, with a preference for Kimberley students, studying at the Broome, Fremantle, or Sydney Campus of The University of Notre Dame Australia (University).

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be and state that he/she identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and is recognised by his/her community as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrolment in an Undergraduate, Postgraduate or VET course at The University of Notre Dame Australia;
  • Be able to demonstrate that the award of the Scholarship would assist their educational opportunities;
  • Demonstrate academic merit;
  • Demonstrate personal commitment and motivation to succeed in their study; and
  • Be undertaking their studies internally.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 5pm.

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

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Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Scholarships:

Scholars from across the five scholarship categories will be leaders, innovators and pioneers - people from all walks of life who have the drive to shape the future prosperity and growth of Australia.

Asian exchange: Supporting undergraduates committed to strengthening Australia's commercial and cultural ties with Asia.
Young Technologists: Supporting undergraduates who are passionate about the power of technology and innovation to drive Australia's economy.
Social Change Fellowship: Supporting innovators who have a vision and commitment to deliver positive social change for Australia.
Future Leaders: Supporting exceptional individuals to undertake post-graduate study at one of Australia's leading universities.
Research Fellowship: Supporting early career researchers to undertake ground-breaking research, here in Australia.

For eligibility requirements and further information, please, visit http://bicentennial.westpacgroup.com.au/scholarships/.


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