Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program

The Department for Health and Wellbeing offers an Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program in partnership with Australian Rotary Health. The program aims to increase the number of professionally qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the South Australian health sector. The scholarship program is in its 22nd year of operation and provides up to $5,000 per year for full time study ($2,500 for part-time study) for each recipient.

Congratulations to the graduates and new scholarship recipients of the 2021 Aboriginal Health Scholarship Program. Graduates and recipients were presented with their certificates by the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Hon. Stephen Wade MLC at a presentation ceremony on Wednesday 2 June 2021. See all the recipients (PDF 244KB).

Applications

Applications for the 2021 scholarships are now closed. Applications for the 2022 program will open in December 2021 and will be advertised on SA Health Careers.

Eligibility

Applicants must be residents of South Australia, provide Confirmation of Aboriginality from an Aboriginal organisation, and be enrolled in a health related course such as, but not limited to:

  • medicine
  • registered nursing
  • midwifery
  • dentistry
  • pathology
  • allied health
  • health promotion

In 2022, additional scholarships will be offered for eligible applicants who identify with Narungga Nation.

Sponsoring SA Rotary Clubs provide individual support to scholars who are expected to attend a sponsoring Rotary Club meeting to share their learning experiences of their chosen health course.

Further information

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