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Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program

The Department for Health and Ageing offers an Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program that is co-funded with Australian Rotary Health. The program aims to increase the number of professionally qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the South Australian Public Health Sector. The scholarship program is now in its eighteenth year of operation and provides up to $5,000 per year for full time study ($2,500 for part time study) for each recipient.

Congratulations to the graduates and new scholarship recipients of the 2017 Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program. 

Co-funded with Australian Rotary Health, recipients were presented with their certificates by former Health Minister the Hon. Jack Snelling M.P. at an Awards Ceremony at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. See all the recipients: Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program graduates and recipients 2017 (PDF 98KB).

Applications

Applications for the 2018 Scholarships are now open until 10 December 2017. 

Apply now on the SA Health Careers website.

Eligibility

Applicants must be residents of South Australian and provide a Confirmation of Aboriginality, they must also be enrolled or about to be accepted into a health related education course such as, but not limited to:

  • medicine
  • registered nursing
  • midwifery
  • dentistry
  • health promotion

Sponsoring SA Rotary Clubs provide individual mentoring support to scholars who are also obligated to meet their host Rotary Club members twice a year to share their learning experiences of their chosen health related course.

The SA Health Aboriginal Scholarship Program graduates who wish to seek employment within the SA Health portfolio are supported by the Scholarship Coordinator.

Further information

For more information:

 

Aboriginal health careers

Job and scholarship opportunities for South Australian Aboriginal people seeking a career in Aboriginal health in South Australia.

Aboriginal initiatives at Country Health SA Local Health Network

Aboriginal initiatives - scholarship opportunities at Country Health SA for South Australian Aboriginal people seeking a career in Aboriginal health

Aboriginal initiatives at Northern Adelaide Local Health Network

Scholarship and employment opportunities at Northern Adelaide LHN for South Australian Aboriginal people seeking a career in Aboriginal health.

Aboriginal initiatives at Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

Scholarship and employment opportunities at Southern Adelaide LHN for South Australian Aboriginal people seeking a career in Aboriginal health.

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