For: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are enrolled or have been accepted into a Griffith University Medicine or Health Program, who are experiencing financial hardship.
Available to: Commencing students, Continuing students
Level of study: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Citizenship: Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents
Award value and benefits: $2,000
Duration: One-off payment
Programs of study: Any Griffith University program in the field of Medicine or Health
Applications close: Currently Closed (applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information)
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- Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident;
- Be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
- Be accepted into a program in the field of Medicine or Health in 2017.
If all are not addressed application will be deemed incomplete.
- Secondary Education History (Commencing students); or
- Program (Continuing students)- to show enrolment in a Griffith University Program in the field of Medicine or Health.
- Income and Expenditure: Demonstrate financial disadvantage by either being in receipt of a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment or a comprehensive assessment by the University.
- Career Goals and Aims: What are your career goals?
- Scholarship Benefit: How will the Bursary assist you?
- Challenge(s) Experienced: What challenges have you overcome?
Priority is to be given to the students studying in the School of Medicine. If there is no suitable applicant, then the Bursary can be awarded to a student studying in the Health group.
The Nellie Thomas Bursary was founded in 2008 in memory of Nellie Bertha (McDowell) Baker and Thomas McDowell. The aim of the Bursary is to assist an Indigenous student studying in the field of Medicine in the School of Medicine with additional cost associated with studying at University. The Bursary is aimed at applicants who can demonstrate financial disadvantage.
There is one Bursary available to the value of $2,000 paid as a lump sum into the recipient's nominated bank account.