SYDNEY NURSING SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

In addition to those scholarships listed below, you can find the most up-to-date information on University scholarships and prizes, including research scholarships, at the Scholarships Office website.

Aged Care Nursing Scholarships | Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation | ARC Linkage Project Grant | Edith Cavell Trust Scholarships | Equity Access Scholarships | Fulbright Scholarships | George Institute Scholarship – Injury Prevention | Hoc Mai Scholarship | Honours scholarships | John and Diana Hutchison Merit Prize for Nursing | Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) Financial Aid Scholarship | Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) | Sisters of Charity Nursing Scholarship | Skellern Scholarship for mid-career nurses and midwives | Sydney Achievers International Scholarships | Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarship in Nursing | Women’s Plans Foundation Scholarship Award | SNS and University awards now open | External scholarships and grants

Aged Care Nursing Scholarships

Details: These scholarships are Australian government funded and available for Australian citizens or permanent residents who are committed to aged care. Postgraduate scholarships include financial assistance for continuing professional development activities and nurse re-entry courses.
For: Undergraduate, postgraduate and nurse practitioner students
Value: up to $30,000

Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation

Details: Viertel Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in dementia research
For: Prospective PhD students
Value: $30,000 p.a.
Duration: 3 years

Details: 3 postgraduate scholarships in dementia research
For: Prospective PhD students
Value: $30,000 p.a.
Duration: 3 years

Details: Postgraduate scholarship in younger onset dementia research
For: Prospective PhD students
Value: $30,000 p.a.
Duration: 3 years

Details: 4 top-up scholarships
For: Prospective PhD students
Value: up to $7500
Duration: 2 years

ARC Linkage Project Grant

Details: Two 3-year PhD scholarships funded by an ARC Linkage Project Grant and collaborating industry partners (the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the NSW Health Professionals Council Authority (HPCA))
For: PhD students of the Faculty of Law, Medicine, Health Sciences and Nursing

Edith Cavell Trust Scholarships

Details: These scholarships are awarded on a needs or merit basis. Members and Associate Members of the NSW Nurses’ Association are eligible to apply.
For: Undergraduate nursing students and nurses undertaking further studies to enhance their careers
Application date: Applications close 31 July each year for the following academic year

Equity Access Scholarships

Details: The University of Sydney awards the scholarships according to eligibility and equity information provided by the UAC. Eligibility will be determined according to the current Ministerial Guidelines for Commonwealth Scholarships, pursuant to the Higher Education Support Act (2003).
For: Students with a good ATAR or an excellent AAM who have been disadvantaged financially or medically or are from a rural or remote background. Preference will be given to students with financial disadvantage
Value: $6000 p.a.
Duration: Length of degree

Fulbright Scholarships

Details: The mission of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission is to promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States. Fulbright Scholarships are available to Australian citizens from all fields to undertake research or study in the United States.
For: Postgraduate studies, senior scholars and professional scholarships
Duration: 3 to 12 months
Application date: 1 June for the following year

George Institute Scholarship – Injury Prevention

Details: The Injury Division at The George Institute for Global Health is seeking expressions of interest from candidates with a passion for injury prevention to undertake a PhD within a range of funded projects including in Aboriginal injury prevention, road injury and in prevention of injury in older people. Projects range from observational studies to randomised control trials, both in Australia and in India.
For: Prospective PhD students

Hoc Mai Scholarship

Details: There is no application form for this scholarship. Application consists of: a resume with a recent photo; two letters of reference (one from a clinical tutor from Sydney Nursing School); an essay – ‘What I would like to learn about health care delivery in Viet Nam and how I plan to do it’ in less than 1000 words; vaccination records as per Ministry of Health policy
For: Students enrolled in the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) and combined degrees (years 3 and 4 only)

Honours scholarships

Details: Honours scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal attributes such as leadership and creativity.
For: New or continuing students intending to enrol in an Honours program at the University of Sydney for the following year
Value: $6000
Duration: One year

John and Diana Hutchison Merit Prize for Nursing

Details: This is the first philanthropically-funded merit prize, offered for the first time in Semester 2, 2013 with the intention for the prize to be offered in perpetuity.
For: 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.
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.

Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) Financial Aid Scholarship

Details: These scholarships are available to students, enrolled in the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry), who are experiencing financial difficulty which impact on their studies. They are awarded by the Financial Assistance Office following the approval of the Director Student Administration and Support and consultation with Sydney Nursing School.
For: 1st year Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) students
Value: $2500
Duration: 1st year of MN

Skellern Scholarship for mid-career nurses and midwives

Details: This scholarship is being offered for the first time in 2013 by Sydney Nursing School. It has been generously donated by the Skellern family to assist mid-career nurses and midwives to undertake or complete a PhD. The intention of the scholarship is to provide financial support to working nurses and midwives who wish to enrol in full-time PhD study, or those who wish to move from part-time to full-time study to complete their PhD.
For: Applicants enrolled in a University of Sydney PhD in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School). (Candidates in their final full-time equivalent year are not eligible to apply.)
Value: $30,000 per annum – it may be used to complement an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA).
Duration: Maximum of five years

Sisters of Charity Nursing Scholarship

Details: The Sisters of Charity Foundation is a public non-profit organisation that supports the community and aims to bridge the gap where people are lacking support or funding to achieve their goals.
For: students who will be enrolled in the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) at Sydney Nursing School.
Value: $25,000
Duration: over three years
Application date: Open in March
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Sydney Achievers International Scholarships

Details: These prestigious scholarships are aimed at attracting high achieving, academically meritorious, international students to enjoy the ‘Sydney experience’ at one of the finest institutions of higher education in the world.
For: New undergraduate and postgraduate international students
Value: $10,000 p.a.
Duration: Duration of the program of study

Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarship in Nursing

Details: In order to be eligible, applicants must be in continuing full-time study in a Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS liable) and be an Australian citizen. Applications for this scholarship are made through UAC.
For: Currently enrolled students who have successfully completed their first and/or second year of study (ie at least 48 credit points) at the University of Sydney and who can demonstrate financial disadvantage
Value: $6000
Duration: 1 year

Women’s Plans Foundation Scholarship Award

Details: This National Council of Women Award is given in recognition of Women's Plans Foundation and is presented annually by the National Council of Women at its Australia Day Luncheon.
For: Currently enrolled nursing students with a demonstrated interest in reproductive health who have an understanding of the role of family planning in women’s development in third world countries
Value: $1000