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St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing Scholarship

Key details

$15,000 (paid as one instalment per semester for the minimum duration of the course)
Number Offered

About this scholarship

About this scholarship

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne has been providing compassionate health care for more than 75 years. This Scholarship was established in 2010 to create opportunities for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students studying at the Melbourne or Ballarat campus to pursue studies in nursing. Recipients are given the opportunity to complete their graduate year at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne.

Application dates

  • Open: Monday, 28 May 2018
  • Close: Monday, 6 August 2018

Scholarship type



One scholarship valued at up to $15,000 is available each year, paid as one instalment per semester for the minimum duration of the course.

  • $2,500 per semester for a three year program
  • $1,875 per semester for a four year program

Student type

Commencing and Current


This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Faculty: Health Sciences
  • Course: Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery or Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine
  • Campus: Melbourne or Ballarat
  • Year level: All
  • Successfully completed a previous placement (second, third and fourth year students only)

Application process

Apply online by clicking the button below and completing the application form. 
You must attach the following documentation with your application:

  • A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining:
    • commitment to the nursing and/or midwifery and/or paramedic profession and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander healthcare overall;
    • leadership experience, community and family service activities;
    • personal career aspirations; and
    • how the Scholarship could financially support your program of study
  • Evidence of academic merit
  • One written reference

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • Academic merit
  • Written reference
  • Interview

Selection process

  • Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office in consultation with the First Peoples and Equity Pathways Directorate, and recipients selected by the donor.
  • The selection will be made by a committee comprising a representative of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine - VIC, the Coordinator of Jim-Baa-yer Indigenous Unit and Director, HR and Workforce, St Vincent’s Private Melbourne (or nominee).
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview with the committee.

Ongoing requirements

An interview with the selected recipient will be necessary before acceptance into the graduate year at St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Applications close on 6 August 2018


  • Female
  • Male
Eligible Study Fields
Medical & Health Sciences