Thea Parnamae Rural Pharmacy Scholarship

Thea Parnamae Rural Pharmacy Scholarship

The Thea Pärnamäe Rural Pharmacy Scholarship was introduced to support female students to undertake an undergraduate degree.

It is named in honour of Thea Pärnamäe, a pharmacist in Sweden who was born in rural Estonia in January 1927 fled to Sweden in 1944 as a refugee of World War II. Upon completion of her secondary school studies in Sweden, Thea elected to enrol in pharmacy college because she considered a career as a pharmacist to be promising both in terms of personal and societal benefits. Thea was proud of being identified as a dedicated pharmacist and did prove to reap the benefits of her career as expected. Thea died in Stockholm, Sweden in November 2010.


3 Aug - 6 Nov 2020

Total scholarship value


Number offered


Olivia, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Olivia: From rural Victoria to Monash

Moving from my rural town over 5 hours away to the city and having to find accommodation were barriers I faced to attend Monash. Without this scholarship, university would not have been possible for me because I come from a very low income family. Being able to attend university and pursue my dreams as well as being independent has greatly boosted my self confidence and happiness.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Current female student enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Pharmacy in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at a Monash campus in Australia
  • Permanent residence that is more than 50 km from the Melbourne CBD

Note: Past recipients of the Thea Pärnamäe Rural Pharmacy Bursary are not eligible to apply


  • $2400 per annum for one year only

Number offered

  • One scholarship is available

Selection criteria

  • Based on academic achievement and awarded to the highest achieving student.

To retain this scholarship:

Must maintain full-time enrolment and a pass grade average (50%).

How to apply

  • Cannot be deferred
  • To apply, submit your application directly to Monash.

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