National Rural Health Conference and Scholarship Opportunities

Attention Medical, Nursing and Allied Health students!  Have you always thought you could be a great candidate for a scholarship, or wanted to attend a National Rural Health Conference, but have just never known where to apply?  Look no further!


 1) 4th Rural Health Research Colloquium: registrations open!  

Go to for details.  Early registration closes 26th August 2011.

2) RDWA Conference (South Australia) – Call for abstracts

The Conference Panel of RDWA and Rural Doctors Association of South Australia invite you to submit an abstract showcasing your cleverness in practice and/or business.  If you would like to present at the Conference please submit a 200 word (maximum) abstract outlining your proposed topic.  For more info go to:

3) 5th NSW Rural and Remote Allied Health Conference

Port Macquarie Wed 9th to Friday 11th November 2011. Early bird applications have now closed but positions for normal registration still available! 

4) ‘Bridging the Gap’ seminars hosted by Richard Trudgen, Witiyana Marika and Dianne Gondarra.

‘Bridging the Gap’ seminars let you see beyond the everyday headlines to where the questions are answered. Discover more about the original Australian culture than most people would in a lifetime and gain essential skills for successfully working with Indigenous communities. See a model that works and learn how to be involved in practical reconciliation.

Upcoming July seminars in Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne are filling fast.  You can register online or find more information at


 All Health Students

1) Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

The scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are intending to undertake study or are undertaking study in an entry level qualification at an Australian university or TAFE (certificate IV and above) level in the areas of:

·       Aboriginal health worker

·       Allied health (excluding pharmacy)

·       Dentistry/oral health

·       Enrolled nursing

·       Medicine

·       Midwifery

·       Registered nursing.

The Scheme is now open for applications and will close 5pm EST Friday 16 September 2011. Scholarships are worth up to $15 000 per year for full time students and $7500 per year for part time students. Applications will be available to access and complete from the website:

If you require further information or assistance contact the scholarships team at RCNA on the free call number 1800 688 628 or by email

2) CRANAplus Undergraduate Remote Placement Scholarships

Applications close on 31 August 2011.

3) Dr William K Hunter Scholarship  

Medical, allied health or nursing students studying at an Australia University in 2nd year or above, originally from the Moree Shire, Warialda, Bingara or Collarenebri districts are eligible to receive a payment of $5000 for the academic year to assist with rental, books and associated university costs.

Applications close on 29 July 2011.

Nursing Students

1) Australian Rotary Health Parnell Rural and Remote Nursing Scholarship

Applications close on 19 August 2011.

Medical Students

1) The NSW Rural Resident Medical Officer Cadetship

Applications close on 18 August 2011.

2) The NSW Rural Resident Medical Officer Cadetship for Indigenous Medical Students

Applications close on 15 August 2011.

3) MIGA Elective Grants Program

Applications close 26 August


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