To help offset some of the postgraduate study costs, we’ve come up with a list of excellent scholarships you can apply for in nursing, including but not limited to:
If you’re intimidated by the prospect of scholarship applications, fear not! We’ve written a free, comprehensive guide to postgraduate scholarships and getting selected that you can reference throughout this article. If you’d rather not go elsewhere for now, here are just a couple tidbits from it that’ll help you understand some of the common terminology in relation to scholarship applications:
Without further adieu, here are some great funding opportunities in nursing.
This is for Australian citizens or permanent residents who live in rural areas and are enrolling in any postgraduate nursing course. The fact it doesn’t require any particular nursing specialisations makes it very flexible. It’s a merit-based scholarship, so expect to have your CV and GPA looked at throughout the application process.
To apply, simply submit a 500 word statement that describes the following:
This is merit-based scholarship for students enrolled in either a graduate certificate or diploma in mental health. Applicants must also be residents of Whyalla to be eligible. They submit a written statement detailing their commitment to mental health nursing and how the grant would benefit them. GPA is checked by the selection committee.
This is for commencing postgraduate students from the eponymous regions and specialisation who relocate to study at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Applicants must be citizens of Australia or New Zealand to be eligible.
Applicants must fill out this PDF and then submit it to USC’s Office of Research. The selection committee will strongly favour those who’ve undergone placement in a rural or remote area already.
This is a considerable collection of scholarships for varying demographics, including but not limited to the:
There’s a convenient registration process that allows you to put applications in for all of these, which we highly recommend you do, particularly if you’re of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. This is because there are a significant number of postgraduate nursing scholarships for this demographic.
This merit-based scholarship is available to students of the following programs:
Applicants must provide an academic transcript and a letter detailing their interest in gynaecological cancer studies and how this scholarship would help them. There isn’t any defined word count for this letter, so we’d recommend about 500 words to give you the breathing room to be descriptive while also not tiring out the selection committee.
Our scholarship is as well suited to nursing students as many others because of how easy it is to be eligible and apply. It doesn’t matter if you’re an Australian citizen or not, nor does it matter if you’re not happy about your GPA. We want you to demonstrate your passion for nursing through two mediums:
We highly recommend applying, but not just because it’s ours. We genuinely believe it’s an accessible, inclusive opportunity to get top-up funding or as a way to offset some study costs.
This is for Australian citizens who are registered with the AHPRA and have not yet completed more than two research periods of their PhD in nursing or midwifery at the University of Sydney. It’s specifically for those who are studying part-time as an incentive to instead embark upon full-time study. It’s a research-based scholarship, but due to applicants needing to have started their PhD already, they’re in the unique position of arguing for why their PhD topic in progress is worthy of this funding as opposed to submitting a research proposal. Note that if you find this scholarship to be closed, it reopens annually.
Hopefully this have given you some additional insight into what’s required to secure a scholarship in nursing and associated specialisations. However, this is far from all that’s available to you. We’ve got a whole heap of general scholarships, some of which offer six figures to successful applicants. You can browse these here, which we recommend you do with our guide to postgraduate scholarships open. Good luck!