There are so many scholarships available to students it is difficult to know where to go to find them.  To make it easier we have compiled a list of scholarships which you might be eligible for.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

The Aspiration Initiative

Aussie Educator

Commonwealth Scholarships Programme

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

Rotary Indigenous Health Scholarships

Rotary (Balwyn) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Scholarship

Department of Human Services Indigenous Cadetship Program

NSW Government Health – Indigenous Cadetships and Scholarships

SA Health Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program

Australian Psychological Society Bendi Lango Initiative

Mary MacKillop Foundation

ACT Government Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Nursing Scholarships

The Smith Family Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

The Australian Federation of University Women – SA

Aboriginal Education Council

Tasmanian Government Department of Health & Human Services

NSW Aboriginal Land Council

Indigenous Scholarship Program Database


There will be a limited round of Allied Health scholarships for the 2017 academic year, with funding covering a 12 month period only.
SARRAH will open applications for scholarships for the following scholarship schemes:

Clinical Placement Scholarship for Allied Health & Oral Students

Clinical Psychology Scholarship

Continuing Professional Development Scholarship for Allied Health & Oral health professionals

Post Graduate Scholarship – Allied Health & Oral Professionals

Undergraduate – Allied Health and Oral Students

Applications Open – 27th January 2017
Applications Close – 27th February 2017
Assessment Period- 28th February to 15th March 2017
Announcement of results to successful applicants – 17th March 2017
Announcement of results to unsuccessful applicants – 21st March 2017

Australian College of Nursing

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme for Indigenous Students

Other Scholarship & Grants Information

Community Pharmacy Agreement

Continuing Professional Education for Health Professionals

Intern Incentive Allowance for Rural Pharmacies

Rural Intern Training Allowance

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

Rural Pharmacy Student Placement Allowance

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Assistant Traineeship Scheme

ACT Government

ACT Government Allied Health Scholarship Database

ACT Government Allied Health Scholarships

ACT Government Nursing & Midwifery Scholarships

Australian Dental Association

ADA Graduate Student Scholarship

ADA Study Grants for Indigenous Dental Students

ADA Study Grants for Rural & Remote Dental Students

National Health & Medical Research Council

Country Health South Australia


Rural Health Workforce Australia

Give Them Wings Scholarships for 1st Year Nursing & Allied Health Students

Rural Clinical Placement Grant Applications and Guidelines

Other Scholarship & Scholarship Databases

Auscott Education Scholarship

The Country Women’s Association of Australia – Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Personal Development (PD) Grant

Broken Hill City David Bowler Memorial Award

Hot Courses – for scholarships by tertiary institution

Aussie Educator – for scholarships by state.  Also lists a large number of Indigenous scholarships

NSW Rural Doctors Network (listing a range of scholarships across multiple disciplines)

WA Country Health Service

Northern Territory Department of Health Study Assistance

Northern Territory Department of Health Bernie Kilgariff Memorial  Scholarship

Queensland Government Scholarships

Bendigo Bank Scholarships

Graduate Women Victoria

Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc

The Rhodes Trust Scholarships

The Good Universities Guide – Scholarship Database

Australian Veterans’ Childrens Assistance Trust

Country Education Foundation of Australia – Scholarship Database

University Admissions Centre

NSW Farmers Scholarships for Farming Families

Department of Health Undergraduate Scholarships

Department of Health Postgraduate Support and Programs

Department of Health Vocational Education & Training Support

Rotary Rural Nursing Scholarships

National Rural Health Alliance (Dental)

NSW Government Nursing & Midwifery Scholarships

SA Health Nursing & Midwifery Scholarships

Government of Western Australia – Department of Health Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Australian Nursing & Midwives’ Association Edith Cavell Trust Scholarship

Australian Nursing & Midwives’ Association Lions Nurses’ Scholarship

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

Please note that this list is not conclusive.  If you are aware of other scholarship programs which we haven’t listed above, we’d love for you to let us know so that we can share them with other students.