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

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

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

Applications are currently closed.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen
  • be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • have applied for or be currently enrolled in Griffith University's Bachelor of Nursing program

What do I include in my application?

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

Personal Details

  • Origin and citizenship - be 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

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 first 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 second 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 third year student maximum value of $2,000 payable in instalments of $1,000 in trimester 1 and trimester 2 up to the maximum value of the scholarship.

ATSICHS Brisbane 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 Brisbane 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

ATSICHS Brisbane is one of the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community organisations in Queensland. ATSICHS Brisbane 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 Brisbane, Aunty Pamela Mam. Aunty Pamela Mam was the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse to be employed by ATSICHS Brisbane and continued to work in the organisation for the majority of her working life.

ATSICHS Brisbane website.

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

  • remain full time enrolled in Griffith University's Bachelor of Nursing program
  • maintain a GPA of 4 or above
  • agree that your results will be sent to Aunty Pamela Mam at the end of each trimester
  • 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 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.