The Griffith Futures Midwifery Scholarships are designed to support students enrolled in Griffith University's Bachelor of Midwifery program who are experiencing financial hardship, carer responsibilities and/or social disadvantage.

Maximum value is $5,000 - $15,000 (paid in trimester 1 and trimester 2 instalments), depending on which scholarship is awarded.

Applications close: Sunday 17 February 2019

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder or Permanent Resident
  • be enrolled in Griffith University's Bachelor of Midwifery program by the closing date of this scholarship
  • be experiencing financial hardship, carer responsibilities and/or social disadvantage
*Examples of social disadvantage may include but are not limited to, having come from a background of poverty, being a sole carer for a family member(s), being a parent of a child with special needs, or being a legal Australian resident who may have had previous experience or status as a refugee.

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What do I include in my application?

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

Study details

  • Tertiary education history (commencing students) – Academic Merit: GPA
  • Secondary education history (commencing students) – Academic Merit: OP
  • Program preferences (commencing students)
  • Program (continuing students) – Academic Merit: GPA

Personal background

  • Income and expenditure
  • Circumstances

Statements:

  • Personal statements (complete where relevant, minimum one statement required):
    • Experiences- social circumstances of significant hardship or disadvantage
    • Family- Carer and/or parenting responsibilities
    • Challenges experienced- Challenges you have had to overcome

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Value

The number of available scholarships will vary according to the types distributes as follows:

One year scholarships - Maximum value of $5,000 payable in instalments of $2,500 in trimester 1 and trimester 2 up to the maximum value of the scholarship.

Two year scholarships - Maximum value of $10,000 payable in instalments of $2,500 in trimester 1 and trimester 2 up to the maximum value of the scholarship.

Three year scholarships - Maximum value of $15,000 payable in instalments of $2,500 in trimester 1 and trimester 2 up to the maximum value of the scholarship.

Distribution of the scholarship will be at the discretion of the selection committee.

Preference for one scholarship to be made available to a First Peoples (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander) student and preference for one scholarship to be made available to a Maori or Pacific Islander student. Should no eligible First Peoples or Maori or Pacific Islander students apply, those scholarships will then be available to all eligible applicants.

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

Sponsor details

Mark Hoepner is the Managing Director of the Hoepner Group, specialising in third party logistics. His wife Debra Creedy is a Professor of Perinatal Mental Health in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Griffith University.

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

  • remain full time enrolled (part time in extenuating circumstances) at Griffith University in the Bachelor of Midwifery program
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 4
  • submit to the Scholarships Office a report at the end of each academic year for which the scholarship is paid outlining how the scholarship has benefited you
  • attend the prizes awards ceremony

*These terms and conditions are verified each trimester at census date. If a recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, it is at the discretion of the scholarships selection committee to withhold the trimester instalment or terminate the scholarship. The recipient must show cause to the scholarships office as to why the scholarship should not be terminated.

Preference for one scholarship to be made available to a First Peoples (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander) student and preference for one scholarship to be made available to a Maori or Pacific Islander student. Should no eligible First Peoples or Maori or Pacific Islander students apply, those scholarships will then be available to all eligible applicants.

Applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

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