Sydney Nursing School scholarships

Scholarships recognise talent in our students and open doors to new opportunities. You can apply for scholarships through the university, external organisations or with us at Sydney Nursing School.

We have a number of scholarships available to nursing and more broadly, health students. The ARC Linkage Project Grant, Beth Spence, Britton Craigie, John and Diana Hutchison Merit Prize for Nursing, Royal Freemason's Benevolent Institution, Seashells Travel Scholarship, Trace Richey Scholarship and Skellern Family Foundation scholarships are aimed at postgraduate students, while the newly established Susan Wakil Scholarships target a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate, rural and indigenous students.

Scholarships range in value between $2,500 to $87,500 with the added bonus of being a fabulous addition to your professional CV.

It's not all about the money though, talented health students who receive Hoc Mai scholarships gain international experience by undertaking a unit of study in Vietnam.

University scholarships

The University offers hundreds of scholarships to future and current students from a range of backgrounds, geographical areas and courses. Check out the scholarships website for the most up to date information and closing dates.

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

Beth Spence scholarship

The Beth Spence Scholarship provides support for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidate within the Sydney Nursing School. Applications are open to currently enrolled PhD candidates, as well as those yet to submit an application for PhD study.

Britton Craigie scholarship

The Britton-Craigie Scholarship provides financial assistance to one female PhD student to support the completion of their thesis. The scholarship will provide support to the value of AUD $15,000 and may be used to top-up a completed Australian/University Postgraduate Award (A/UPA).

This scholarship will open 1st June 2018. Please see here for further details and documentation.

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)

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.

Royal Freemason's Benevolent Institution

The Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution scholarships provide support for two commencing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students undertaking research in the area of aged and end of life care at Sydney Nursing School.

Seashells Travel Scholarship

The Seashells Travel Scholarship was established to support pre-registered nursing students study overseas. The scholarship is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents who satisfy the general eligibility criteria for the PhD at Sydney Nursing School.

Skellern Family Foundation scholarship

This scholarship has been generously donated by the Skellern family to assist early to 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. The scholarship is to the value of AUD $30,000 per annum for a maximum of five years (subject to satisfactory progress). Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) applicants may apply, however please note the value of the scholarship will be adjusted to comply with the APA award rules.

Susan Wakil Scholarships

Details: A total of 12 Susan Wakil Scholarships are offered annually, by Sydney Nursing School to support the education of students undertaking both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Eligible students include:

Undergraduate students

  • Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) students from the greater Sydney region x 3
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) students from rural or regional locations relocating to Sydney x 2
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) student of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage relocating to Sydney x 1

Postgraduate students

  • Advanced Learning Masters and Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) students from the greater Sydney region x 3
  • Advanced Learning Masters and Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) students from rural or regional locations relocating to Sydney x 3

Applications for the Susan Wakil Scholarships Postgraduate Scholarships are now open.

For more information and to apply, visit the Scholarship website

The Trace Richey Scholarship

Established in 2018, this Scholarship has been generously donated by the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation to assist students commencing their study in 2018 in the Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing course at the University of Sydney.

External scholarships and grants

There are a huge number of external organisations that offer scholarships to students in the areas of nursing and midwifery. Take a look at the list of external scholarships and grants to see if you might be who they are looking for.