Graduate-entry social work scholarships

In addition to the Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship, ZONTA Club Sydney East Inc Scholarship and Government-funded scholarships, which are available to all undergraduate and graduate-entry students in the faculty, others that apply to students undertaking an MSW(Q) are listed below.

Scholarships


Scholarships

SDN Children's Services Aunts Fry Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to preservice students who have shown particular courage, compassion and concern for children in need or with disabilities. To be eligible for this scholarship, students will need to be undertaking study in social work, special education or early-childhood education. The value of this scholarship will be $2000 for one year only, and shall be granted to a student who would be available to undertake her/his professional experience/internship/field education with SDN Children's Services in 2015. Scholarship applicants must have completed a minimum of Year 1 of one of the following programs:

  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work.

Applications have now closed for the scholarships that take affect in 2015.

NSW Rural Allied Health Scholarships

This scholarship is offered by the NSW Department of Health to students from a rural background who are undertaking entry-level studies in allied health (including social work). Up to 50 scholarships, each valued up to $10,000, are offered annually. Applications open in January each year.

Applications have now closed for the scholarships that take affect in 2015.

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NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grants

These grants of up to $750 (or $1000 for clinical placements at Broken Hill) are offered each semester. Grants are awarded on the basis of the duration of the placement and the cost of travel associated with accessing the placement. Priority will be given to students who have not previously received a NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grant, though past grant recipients may apply.
Applications open each February for Semester One placements, and in July for Semester Two.

Applications have now closed for the scholarships that take affect in 2015.

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Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme

Social-work students enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate-entry degree who have resided in a defined rural area for a minimum of five consecutive (or eight cumulative) years from the age of five years may be eligible to apply to the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme for a scholarship worth $10,000 a year, which is funded through the Commonwealth Government's Department of Health and Ageing and administered by the peak body for rural and remote allied health professionals, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Health (SARRAH).

Applications have now closed for the scholarships that takes effect in 2015.

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James Wolfensohn Travelling Scholarship

This one-semester scholarship, which is worth $5000, is awarded annually to a full-time student who is an Australian citizen enrolled in the later years of an undergraduate degree (excluding honours). Proposed studies must be approved by the faculty concerned and count towards the applicant's degree. Preference will be given to students who wish to undertake their studies at an institution in Asia. The scholarship was established by donations received to mark the occasion when James Wolfensohn, one of the University’s most distinguished alumni, was conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Economics in September 1997. Its aim is to promote international understanding and advance the academic development of students by enabling them to spend part of their degree in an approved overseas institution where they will undertake studies. Applications are assessed on the basis of academic merit, purpose/appropriateness of the intended study, and contribution the overseas experience will make to the applicant's personal and professional development.

Applications have now closed for the scholarship that takes effect in 2015.