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Indigenous Medical Scholarships

The object of this program is to provide a scholarship, which can be used to assist Indigenous students with their day-to-day expenses while they undertake a course in a wide range of health related professions. The scholarship is paid in addition to the Government Abstudy allowance.


The purpose of the program is to assist students to gain an education which will in turn enable them to use this education for the benefit of other Indigenous people - hopefully, but not necessarily, in some of our remote areas.

This program commenced with the intention of training doctors to work amongst other Indigenous people, but the scope of the scheme was enlarged to permit the training, firstly of nurses, and eventually any health related profession.

The value of each scholarship is $5,000 per year. A Rotary Club contributes $2,500 per year and the State or Commonwealth Government provides a similar amount. The Commonwealth Government also provides funding for the administration of the program within the Australian Rotary Health office.

Since it's inception this program has spread, and interested clubs and committees in each of the mainland states and in the Northern Territory are sponsoring students.

Meet Rhianon Lock...

Indigenous Health Scholarship 2017

University of South Australia, SA
Bachelor of Midwifery
Scholarship Awarded 2017
Sponsored by:

Rotary Club of Norwood

 

How will I contribute to improving Indigenous health as a qualified medical practitioner or health worker?

I am a passionate advocate for the Indigenous women of the community.  In hope of completing my Midwifery degree and obtaining dual registration as a Registered Nurse and midwife I am to work for the Royal Flying Doctors, flying out of rural and remote communities to help improve the health of Indigenous women and their children.

By doing this I am hoping this will aid in facilitation the Closing of the Gap between Indigenous Australians and non Indigenous Australians, bettering the health outcomes of women and their babies.

Amy Hocking Previous Scholar, Amy Hocking and new baby, Joseph with Past President, Glenda...

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Indigenous Scholar, Merridy O'Neil Merridy O,Neil, Rotary Norwood...