Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship 2024 at Flinders University (Up to $20,000 Per Academic Year)

Flinders University is currently accepting applications for the 2024 Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship programme. This scholarship was established by retired ophthalmologists Drs Mary Calthorpe and George Wong, offering an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students pursuing medicine.

Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship 2024
Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship 2024

The Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship programme at Flinders University aims to provide financial support in addition to promoting a new generation of Indigenous doctors dedicated to serving their communities.

Benefits of the Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship

  • Successful applicants of the Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship are granted a prestigious award of $20,000 per academic year.
  • This financial assistance covers an initial period of up to four years, contingent upon maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
  • The scholarship funds are disbursed in fortnightly instalments, to ensure consistent support throughout the academic journey.
  • The scholarship tenure extends to four years with the possibility of a one-year extension under extenuating circumstances, this provides flexibility to scholars facing unforeseen challenges.

Eligibility Requirements for Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship

To be eligible for the Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship, applicants must meet the criteria below:

  • Applicants must be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, as well as identify as such within their community.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program at Flinders University.
  • Financial Hardship: Demonstrating financial need is a crucial requirement for eligibility.
  • Community Acceptance: Applicants must be accepted as Indigenous by the community in which they live or have lived.

Available Courses in Medicine & Health

Flinders University offers a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher-degree research programs in the field of Medicine & Health.

Undergraduate:

  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Accelerated pathway)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine (Northern Territory)
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine (Regional External Program)
  • Bachelor of Public Health

Postgraduate:

  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical Education
  • Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Counselling (Behavioural Health)
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine / Master of Public Health
  • Intensive Care Paramedicine
  • Public Health
  • Remote Health Practice

Higher degree by research:

  • Higher degree by research
  • Clinical Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Prior Published Work
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical
  • PhD in Medical Biosciences
  • PhD in Public Health and Rural & Remote Health
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Surgery

How to Apply for Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship 2024?

  • Prospective applicants are required to submit their applications online through the Flinders University Student System by the specified deadline below.
  • The application process necessitates the submission of essential documentation, including evidence of Commonwealth Income Support payment or completion of the Financial Hardship Form for non-recipients.
  • Apply this link https://stuadmin.flinders.edu.au/student/

For more details, visit Flinders University website at http://www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships/calthorpe-wong-indigenous-medical-scholarship-

Selection Process

The selection process for the Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship is rigorous and impartial. The College of Medicine and Public Health, in collaboration with May Yunggorendi Student Services and Student Finance and Scholarships, evaluates applicants based on the following criteria:

  • Financial Need: The degree of financial hardship experienced by the applicant.
  • Commitment to Indigenous Communities: Demonstrated desire to work as a doctor in an Indigenous community post-graduation.

 Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications for the Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship is February 26, 2024.

Applicants are encouraged to adhere to this deadline to ensure timely consideration of their applications.

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