The RFDS / Fairbrother First Year Nursing Scholarship has been established by the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania in partnership with the Fairbrother Foundation. The scholarship will provide support to a first year nursing student from an outer regional or remote area of Tasmania, and will include a one week experience at an RFDS base, either on the mainland or in Tasmania.
Available to a student who is commencing first year studies in the Bachelor of Nursing (including Accelerated) in Nursing Study Period 1, 2022. To be eligible, applicants must be residing in an outer regional or remote area of Tasmania (RA 3-5) as defined by the ASGS Remoteness Areas (2016) at the time of application.
Selection will be based on both academic merit and financial need. The scholarship will also include a one week experience at an RFDS Base, either on the mainland or in Tasmania. The successful applicant will be required to provide a report of their placement to the RFDS and participate in mutually agreed public engagements as an ambassador of the RFDS in the year of tenure. Previous RFDS experience is not required.
To find out if your address qualifies as a 'regional' or 'remote' area (RA 3-5) go to: https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator Click on Start now and enter your address in the location section. Tick the Australian Statistical Geographic Standard Remoteness Areas box and select the year 2016. Click on Search location, and your address classification will be shown.
To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.
$5,000 ($2,500 of which will be paid two weeks before the start of the one week experience at an RFDS base)
31 October 2021
Please apply online via the scholarships portal prior to the closing date.