Rural scholarships for health professions

Many externally-funded scholarships are available to students living or working in regional and rural areas. Most tertiary institutions also offer a range of scholarships and grants. (See Monash scholarships for example.) Some scholarships can be hard to find - ask the institution you are applying to what they offer students from rural areas.

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Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) offers scholarships to members of the college.

For further information contact ACMHN:

Australian Psychological Society

Australian College of Nursing

Scholarships are managed by the ACM

Department of Health and Human Services – Victoria

HOBSONS – The Good Universities Guide

National Rural Health Alliance

National Rural Health Students Network

  • Scholarships for health students interested in rural and remote Australia.

NSW Rural Doctors Network

  • RDN administered scholarships including Bush Bursaries Country Women's Association Scholarships, cotton industry medical scholarships, NSW rural resident medical officer cadetships including for Indigenous medical students.
  • Scholarships database includes scholarships to help you get into university or make it easier  for you to stay there, as well as grants to help with rural placements.

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)

  • NAHSSS Scheme Nursing Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme, undergraduate study, clinical placements and postgraduate study scholarship programs targeted at people living in rural and remote areas.
  • External Scholarships for information about Allied Health Scholarships available across Australia

Victorian Healthcare Association