AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship 2017 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People ($10,000 per Annum)

Application Deadline:  31st January 2017.

This Scholarship is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are currently studying medicine at an Australian university.  For the purposes of this Scholarship, an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is someone who is of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identifies as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives or has lived.  Applicants will be asked to provide a letter from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisation supporting their claim.

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be:
  • of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin. For the purposes of this Scholarship, an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is someone of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identifies as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives or has lived. Applicants must provide a letter from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisation supporting their claim; and
  • enrolled full-time at an Australian medical school and have successfully completed at least their first year of medicine. Students who are currently in their first year of medicine are eligible to apply for the Scholarship for their second year, but must provide evidence of successful completion of their first year in order to be awarded the Scholarship.

he Scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection panel drawn from the AMA’s Taskforce on Indigenous Health.  Selection of the Scholarship recipient will be based on:

  • satisfactory academic performance judged on results achieved;
  • reports from referees familiar with applicant’s work and suitability for a career in medicine; and
  • a statement provided by the applicant describing his or her aspirations, purpose in studying medicine, and the uses to which he or she hopes to put his or her medical training.

Each applicant will be asked to provide a curriculum vitae (maximum two pages) including employment history, the contact details of two referees, and formal proof of full-time enrolment in a medical course for the 2017 academic year.

The Scholarship will be awarded for a full course of study, subject to review at the end of each year.  If a Scholarship holder’s performance in any semester is unsatisfactory in the opinion of the head of the medical faculty or institution, further payments under the Scholarship may be withheld or suspended.

The value of the Scholarship in 2017 will be $10,000 per annum, paid in a lump sum. Please note that it is the responsibility of applicants to seek advice from Centrelink on how the Scholarship payment may affect ABSTUDY or any other government payment.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship 2017 

 

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