Published: 12 Feb 2024 309 views
Retired ophthalmologists Drs Mary Calthorpe and George Wong have established an endowed fund to support scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying medicine. The Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship aims to increase the number of Indigenous students working as doctors in Indigenous communities.
One new scholarship will be available each year, subject to funding.
Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. Flinders is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group and ranks in the 10-16 bracket in Australia and 36th in the world of those established less than 50 years. Academically, the university pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to education, and its faculties of medicine and the humanities are ranked amon... continue reading
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Successful scholarship applicants will receive an award of $20,000 per academic year for an initial period of up to four years subject to satisfactory academic progress. Payments will be made in fortnightly instalments.
Tenure: The scholarship is valid for four years subject to Satisfactory Academic Progress. An extension of one year may be approved in extenuating circumstances.
To be eligible, scholarship applicants must:
Students receiving this scholarship will not be eligible to hold similar scholarships concurrently.
Selection will be made by the College of Medicine and Public Health and Yunggorendi Student Services in conjunction with Student Finance and Scholarships.
The Scholarship will be determined on the following selection criteria:
· Financial need
· Demonstrated desire to work as a doctor in an Indigenous community post-graduation.
Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student System by the specified closing date.
The following documentation will be required as part of the application process:
For more details, visit Flinders University website.