Medical Students

 

ACRRM President's Rural Student Prize

  • Who
    • 1 Rural Student Club Member attending the annual National Undergraduate Rural Health Conference
  • What
    • A remote placement in a practice of the student’s choice → ACRRM makes all the arrangements (woop!)
  • Scholarship
    • Up to $2500 for:
      • Flights/travel to & from
      • Accommodation
  • Why
    • Opportunity to experience remote practice 1st hand
    • So much flexibility & choice
  • How

 

Cotton Industry Medical Scholarship

  • Who
    • Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
    • Enrolled in:
      • 2nd year of a post-graduate medical degree
      • 3rd year of a 5 year medical degree
      • 4th year of a 6 year medical degree
    • Don’t receive:
      • Bush bursary
      • CWA scholarship
      • John Flynn Scholarship
  • What
    • Financial assistance for costs associated with university studies
    • 2 weeks on rural placement per year in a NSW cotton growing region (usually Moree) during their university holidays
  • Scholarship
    • $5,000 per year for 3 years
    • Must cover travel & accomodation costs incurred by undertaking placements
  • Why
    • Exciting rural and medical experiences in a unique area
  • How
    • 2015 applications must be received by 5pm Friday 25th May 2015
    • Application Form
    • Must demonstrate:
      • Understanding of the realities of rural medical practice
      • Motivation to undertake placements in a cotton growing area in NSW
      • Understanding of the cotton industry &/or be from a cotton growing area

 

John Flynn Placement Program

  • Who
    • Medical students currently enrolled at one of 20 participating unis
    • Australian Citizens/Permanent Residents
    • Ineligible if you are in receipt of a grant or scholarship, which includes funding for community bonding or other community placement experiences
    • 300 places are awarded each year
  • What
    • Medical placement in a rural/remote community with a medical practitioner as your mentor
    • In the same community for 2+ weeks each year over 3-4 years (must total to 8 weeks by the time you complete your degree)
    • Ideally complete placements within university breaks
    • Post-placement you have to complete an online evaluation & a short 2 page report
  • Scholarship
    • $500 allowance per week while on your placement = $4,000 for 8 weeks total
      • Covers food & living expenses
    • Free return travel to your placement
    • Free accommodation while on placement
  • Why
    • Spend time learning from a dedicated mentor
    • Experience life in a rural community & form a long-term relationship with it
    • Opportunity to travel to parts of Australia you may never have otherwise been
    • Extra clinical experience outside medical university
    • Build confidence, skills & professional networks
    • No obligation to work in a rural area afterwards
  • How
    • Applications for 2015 intake will open between February and April
    • Usually:
      • A registration of interest time period = say online that you want to apply
      • Application day = window of a set amount of hours to complete various questions online (total time taken varies, but can take over an hour)
      • From here some students are selected, others are called for a further interview, & the rest are unsuccessful

 

AMSA Rural Elective Bursary

  • Who
    • Medical students undertaking electives in rural areas
    • It must be a true elective and not a compulsary rotation
    • Ineligible if you have a John Flynn Placement Program Scholarship
    • Must be a member of Wildfire or other University rural health club
  • What
    • You will recieve a $250-$1000 bursary
    • You must submit a 750 word essay
  • Why
    • Make going rural for your 5th year elective much cheaper
  • How

 

Medical Rural Bonded Scholarships - these have currently been discontinued for 2016

  • Who
    • 1st year Australian medical students at participating universities
    • Australian citizens/permanent residents, including New Zealand citizens with a New Zealand Special Category Visa (on/before 26 Feb 2001)
  • What
    • Commitment to work for 6 continuous years in a rural or remote area of Australia (determined via scaling) after completing their medical training as a specialist
    • Legal commitment – have to sign contract
  • Scholarship
    • Over $25,000 a year (tax free & indexed annually)
    • For as long as it normally takes to complete the medical course
    • Paid in 10 instalments from March to December
  • Why
    • Lots of money! Can pay off many costs associated with uni and then some
    • Great if you plan on working in a rural area after you specialise
    • Help with the shortage of specialists in rural areas – you will be very valued!
  • How
    • University  is responsible for application & nomination process after submission of an application to study medicine – but uni may seek expressions of interest
    • Available to all students accepted into medical school
    • Contact you medical school directly

 

RAMUS Scholarship

  • Who
    • Australian citizens/permanent residents
    • Lived in a defined rural area for a minimum of 5 consecutive years, or 8 cumulative years (since the age of 5)
    • Full-time medical student
    • Member of a student rural health club at their university
    • Not receiving any other scholarships totalling to >$7,000 per year
  • What
    • 130 new scholarships awarded yearly
    • Contact with a  rural mentor at least 4 times a year – including 1 face-to-face meeting
  • Scholarship
    • $10,000 per year for the duration if your course
  • Why:
    • Help people from rural & financially disadvantaged backgrounds cover the cost of moving to study medicine at university
    • Not bonded – can work or wherever you like
  • How:
    • Applications closed for 2015
    • 2016 application round will open in November 2015
    • Assessment based on:
      • Rural background
      • Financial need
      • Commitment to future work in rural Australia

CRANAplus Scholarships

  • A number of scholarships for health professionals and students are available all throughout the year. More information is available here!

Teresa Neale Prize

  • Who
    • Monash final year 5D MBBS students from the Central Medical School or Gippsland Medical School
    • Have made a significant contribution to rural, remote & Indigenous health
  • What
    • Gift and certificate of recognition
  • Scholarship
    • $400
  • Why:
    • Have your effort to increase awareness of rural and Indigenous health issues recognised
  • How:
    • 2015 applications not yet open
    • Application with cover letter & CV that outlines your contribution of rural & Indigenous health

Medical Graduates

 

HECS Reimbursement Scheme

  • Who
    • Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent resident visa
    • Completed final year of medical study in Australia & obtained their degree in the last 6 years
    • CSP student that incurred a HECS-HELP debt
    • Must have provided medical services or undertaken continuous training as defined by the Health Insurance ACT 1973 in an eligible RA 2-5 location
      • Documentary evidence required
  • What
    • Have a proportion of their standard CSP HECS-HELP fees (incurred for medical studies) reimbursed
    • Able to reduce the period for reimbursement of the cost of their medical studies from 5 years to 2 years, depending on Remoteness Area
  • Scholarship
    • Have HECS-HELP fees from medical studies reimbursed
    • 1st payment made after continuous 12-month period of rural/remote work
  • Why
    • Get to pay off HECS! Goodbye debt!
    • Perfect if you want to work in a rural/remote area – if not, why not?
    • Help out rural communities by working in an area of great need
  • How

Allied Health

Give Them Wings

  • Who
    • 1st year nursing & allied health students from Victorian regional & rural communities
    • 2 nursing & 2 allied health scholarships awarded in 2014
  • What
    • Cash payments to help cover cost of 1st year university
    • A Royal Flying Doctor experience
  • Scholarship
    • $2,500 – meant for university living costs
  • Why
    • Assistance for those coming from from rural communities
    • Rare experience with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria
    • Help pay off uni expenses
  • How
    • Applications open until 31 March 2015

 

NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship

  • Who
    • NSW resident commencing dentistry study
  • What
    • 1 year scholarship
    • Financial support for university costs
    • Mentoring from an experienced dentist based in regional NSW
  • Scholarship
    • $4,800 (one off payment)
  • Why
    • Gain greater insight into rural dentistry through mentoring
    • Contribute to paying for university costs
  • How
    • Applications open until 16 February 2015

 

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

  • Scholarship
    • Varies

 

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

  • Who
    • Australian citizens/permanent residents
    • Full-time pharmacy student at an Australian university (in any year of study)
    • Lived in a defined rural area for a minimum of 5 consecutive years, or 8 cumulative years (since the age of 5)
    • Member of a student rural health club at their university
  • What
    • 30 new scholarships annually
    • Financial support for students from rural areas
    • Rural Pharmacy mentor support of at least quarterly contact – not necessarily all face-to-face
  • Scholarship
    • $10,000 per year
    • Paid in monthly instalments
  • Why
    • Help people from rural & financially disadvantaged backgrounds cover the cost of moving to study medicine at university
    • Gain greater insight into rural pharmacy practice through mentoring
  • How
    • Applications are currently open and close on 30 January 2015

Indigenous Students

 

Indigenous Peoples' Medical Scholarship

  • Who
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student studying/or about to study medicine at an Australian university
  • What
    • Financial support for university costs
  • Scholarship
    • $10,000 per annum
  • Why
    • Increase the number of Indigenous doctors
    • Decrease any financial barriers for Indigenous people wishing to study medicine
  • How
    • Applications are open now and close on 30 January 2015

 

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships Scheme

  • Who
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students in health-related disciplines
      • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health work
      • Allied health (excluding pharmacy)
      • Dentistry/oral health (excluding dental assistants)
      • Medicine
      • Midwifery
      • Nursing
    • Can be intending to enroll or already enrolled – but must study in the academic year the scholarship is offered for
  • What
    • Financial assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete their studies and join the health workforce
  • Scholarship
    • Full time = up to $15,000 per year
    • Part time = up to $7,500 per year
  • Why
    • Help cover costs associated with university that may be a barrier for pursuing tertiary study
    • Gain greater insight into rural medical practice through mentoring
  • How
    • Applications closed for 2015, next round (for 2016) opens on 14 August 2015
    • Assessment based on:
      • Your commitment to becoming a health professional
      • What you hope to accomplish as a health professional in the next 5-10 years
      • How the scholarship will assist you in achieving your goals