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Puggy Hunter Memorial funding for Undergraduates in Australia, 2014

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing offers a scholarship scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce. The scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are intending to enroll or are enrolled in an entry level course in an eligible health related profession at an Australian educational institution. Applications are now open for studies commencing or continuing in 2014. Applications will close on Monday 16 September 2013.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are provided in the field of in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce.
Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at the Australian educational institution.
Scholarship Provider: Australian Government
Award can be taken at: Australia

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Eligibility: Funding under this scheme is available for applicants who meet the following criteria:
-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
intending to enroll or are already enrolled in an entry level health course
intending to study in 2014.
Please note, scholarships are very competitive and there may be more applications than the available positions. Therefore, not all eligible applicants will receive a scholarship.

Open for International Students: The students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander can apply for these endowments.

Description:  The aim of the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS) is to encourage and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce. The scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are intending to enroll or are enrolled in an entry level course in an eligible health related profession at an Australian educational institution.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The sponsorship will be paid fortnightly for the normal duration of your course.

What does it cover? Full time Awardees will receive up to $15,000 per year. Part time Awardees will receive up to $7,500 per year. The sponsorship will be paid fortnightly for the normal duration of your course.

Selection Criteria: These are financial aids and will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee whose assessment will be based on how you address the following questions:
– Discuss your commitment to becoming a health professional.
– Discuss what you hope to accomplish as a health professional in the next 5-10 years.
– Demonstrate how this application will assist you in achieving your goals.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online and post.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16 September 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application