Scholarships of up to $1,000 per subject are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery.

Applications closed at midday 16 February 2020.


Applicants must be:

  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • known and accepted in the community in which you live or have lived
  • a resident of NSW
  • enrolled in an Australian Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery degree
  • willing to participate in an evaluation or telephone survey about the Aboriginal scholarships program.

Scholarships will not be provided to any applicant undertaking a NSW Health Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship.

Preparing your application

Applicants must complete an online application and provide:

  • confirmation of Aboriginality (for more information please refer to the frequently asked questions)
  • official confirmation of enrolment in an Australian undergraduate nursing or midwifery course that is accredited under the NSW Higher Education Act (2001). This document must include:
    • your name
    • the name of the course
    • the year of study
    • a list of the subjects you have enrolled in
    If your enrolment confirmation is unavailable at the time of application, please provide a brief letter indicating your intention to enrol and forward your enrolment confirmation as soon as possible so that your application can be progressed. Generic information about course subjects will not be accepted.
  • resume
  • an essay of no more than 500 words explaining:
    • why you want to pursue nursing or midwifery as a career
    • why is it important to have Aboriginal people working as nurses or midwives
    • how this scholarship will assist you in completing your undergraduate nursing or midwifery studies
  • a copy of results, if you have previously received an undergraduate scholarship from the NSW Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Fund.

More information

For more information, see the frequently asked questions, email or phone 1800 155 325.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page Updated: Tuesday 3 March 2020
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