RECENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sydney Nursing School and University of Sydney scholarships
There are a number of Sydney Nursing School scholarships which are in the main, based on merit. All students will be eligible for consideration, and your academic results will be accessed at the beginning of Semester 1 each year, to determine the successful scholarship recipients. The University of Sydney also offers a large number of scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students, to Indigenous Australians and international students.
External scholarships and grants
There are a number of external organisations which offer scholarships to students in the areas of nursing and midwifery. You can view these by organisation.
The John and Diana Hutchison Merit Prize for Nursing
Sydney Nursing School thanks donors John and Diana Hutchison who recently committed to establishing the first philanthropically-funded merit prize for students completing a Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) degree at Sydney Nursing School. It will be offered for the first time in Semester 2, 2013 with the intention for the prize to be offered in perpetuity.
The motivation behind this inspired act of generosity comes from the personal admiration John and Diana share for nurses through their own personal experiences. John, a graduate from the University of Sydney (Faculty of Arts), and Diana hope that their gift will serve as encouragement for others to support nurses and midwives and to provide extra motivation for postgraduate students to excel in their studies.
- "''We have always admired the dedication, professionalism and selflessness of nurses who are often unappreciated, especially financially. Having experienced hospital stays in recent years, our admiration is even greater. We hope awards such as this for excellence in postgraduate studies will reward recipients and encourage them to pursue studies and/or travel.”
– John and Diana Hutchison
Details: The John and Diana Hutchison Merit Prize for Nursing will be awarded for the first time in Semester 2, 2013
For: a full-time Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) domestic student completing their final semester of their degree.The Prize will be awarded to the qualifying student with the highest average mark in nursing units of study. Consideration will also be given to a personal statement provided by the student outlining how they intend to use the prize. The prize recipient must be completing their final semester of study and not deferring. If the student with the highest average mark chooses to defer then the student with the next highest score will be awarded the prize.
Value: A one-off payment of $2500. The intention of this prize is to provide the recipient with an opportunity to travel to further their interest in nursing or to further support their study.
Application process: All domestic students enrolled in their final semester of the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) full time will be automatically assessed. The top 5 high achievers will then be contacted and asked to provide a brief statement about how they would use this prize to either further support their studies or travel to further their interest in nursing. The final decision will be made based on a combination of both results and this statement.
This prize will be awarded in August once final results for Semester 1 are available.