Public health services in regional South Australia are delivered by six regional local health networks.

These include public hospital services and other community based health services such as community health and residential services for the aged and other vulnerable groups.

The six regional local health networks are:

The regional health networks are committed to providing a range of high quality health services to meet the needs of people living in country South Australia.

Scholarships are open for applications from people residing in regional areas who demonstrate a strong commitment to continued professional practice in regional and rural areas of South Australia.

Scholarships available

Below are the details of the current scholarships that are currently open for application:

Lower North Health Advisory Council Undergraduate Scholarships

The Lower North HAC (LNHAC) Undergraduate Scholarship is currently open for applications.

To be eligible to apply applicants must:

  • be a full time student who is currently studying or about to commence an undergraduate degree at university in 2022 in one of the identified Undergraduate disciplines.
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • reside in one of the districts which are supported by the LNHAC- namely Snowtown, Clare or Burra, prior to undertaking tertiary studies

The scholarship provides students with $5000 per year for up to four years’ study for their undergraduate degree.

Approved programs of study

Scholarship applications are invited in the following disciplines:

  • Dietetics: Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nursing: Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
  • Midwifery: Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy: Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry: Bachelor of Podiatry
  • Speech Pathology: Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • Social Work: Bachelor of Social Work

For information on eligibility, terms and conditions and how to apply, read the Lower North HAC Undergraduate Scholarship – Guidelines for Applicants.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 11:55pm, Monday 14 March 2022.

To apply:

Please note:

  • University acceptance is not required to apply for a scholarship, if you are successful in winning a scholarship you will then be required to provide proof of acceptance and enrolment.
  • Applicants are urged to seek independent personal, financial and taxation advice before considering a scholarship offer.

Below are the details of the rural health scholarships that our regional local health networks offer each year but are not currently open for applications:

Rural Health Undergraduate Scholarships

Regional Local Health Network Scholarships 

Please note:

  • University acceptance is not required to apply for a scholarship, if you are successful in winning a scholarship you will then be required to provide proof of acceptance and enrolment.
  • Applicants are urged to seek independent personal, financial and taxation advice before considering a scholarship offer.

Further information

For further information about scholarships please email regionalhealthscholarships@sa.gov.au.

Mailing list

You can also join our mailing list to keep up to date with future scholarships.