The Aunty Pamela Mam Indigenous Nursing Scholarship honours a life member and former long term employee of ATSICHS Aunty Pamela Mam. Aunty Pamela Mam was the first Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurse to be employed by ATSICHS and continued to work in the organisation for the majority of her working life.

The scholarship aims to support Griffith University nursing and midwifery students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Maximum value is $6,000 (paid in instalments), depending on which scholarship is awarded.

Applications close: Sunday 18 November 2018.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen
  • be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be accepted into a Bachelor program within the School of Nursing
  • be currently enrolled in a Bachelor program within the school of Nursing

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Personal Details

  • Students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent

Study Details

  • Secondary Education History (commencing students): Academic Merit
  • Program (Continuing students): GPA of 4 or above

Achievements:

  • Leadership and Community
  • Referee Details: A referee report from a member of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community

Statements:

  • Personal statement:
    • Community Involvement: demonstrate a commitment to volunteering in the community
    • Scholarship benefit: how this scholarship will support you in your nursing program.

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Value

There are three scholarships available to be distributed as follows:

One to a 1st year student -maximum value of $6,000 payable in instalments of $1,000 in trimester 1 and trimester 2 up to the maximum value of the scholarship.

One to a 2nd year student maximum value of $4,000 payable in instalments of $1,000 in trimester 1 and trimester 2 up to the maximum value of the scholarship.

One to a 3rd year student maximum value of $2,000 payable in instalments of $1,100 in trimester 1 and trimester 2 up to the maximum value of the scholarship.

ATSICHS may also sponsor attendance at the following events:

*             1 CATSINAM conference per year

*             1 ACCHO nursing symposium per year

*             1 IUIH lead clinician attendance per year

ATSICHS may also, at their discretion, offer a Cadetship within the organisation as a compliment to these scholarships.

Payments are made within six weeks after the Census Date subject to satisfying scholarship Terms and conditions.

Sponsor details

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) is one of the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community organisations in Queensland. ATSICHS is a community controlled and manages health service providing a diverse range of health and ancillary services in a culturally appropriate setting to more than 12,000 clients throughout the greater Brisbane area.

The Aunty Pamela Mam Indigenous Nursing Scholarship honours a life member and former long term employee of ATSICHS Aunty Pamela Mam. Aunty Pamela Mam was the first Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurse to be employed by ATSICHS and continued to work in the organisation for the majority of her working life.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) website.

To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to:

  • remain full time enrolled at Griffith University in the school of Nursing
  • maintain a GPA of 4 or above
  • agree that your result will be sent to Aunty Pamela Mam at the end of each teaching period
  • agree to be approached by Aunty Pamela Mam to undertake additional promotional and external activities.

The above conditions are verified each trimester at Census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, your scholarship payments may be withheld, or the scholarship may be terminate.

Applications, including Referee Reports, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.