Rural Doctors Network Bursary and CWA Scholarship

Applications are open for the NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) Bush Bursaries and Country Women’s Association (CWA) Scholarships.

These assistances provide selected medical, midwifery and nursing students in NSW/ACT with $1,500 each to assist with costs associated with their studies.

Recipients also spend two weeks on a rural placement in country NSW during their university holidays, and the placement combines the enjoyable aspects of country life and rural medicine.

The two-week placements are usually undertaken in December or January.

Applicants must demonstrate:

– an interest in rural practice and lifestyle
– an understanding of the realities of rural medical practice
– the motivation to undertake a placement in a rural area as part of the scheme.

To be eligible rural and urban students must be enrolled in a NSW or ACT university in a: first or second year medical degree or any year nursing degree or any year midwifery degree. Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

Recipients cannot hold a John Flynn Scholarship at the same time. Students who are holders of a Bonded Medical Place (BMP) are eligible to apply.

All applicants are requested to supply an application with proof of enrolment, your resume (maximum two pages) and a 500 word essay explaining;

  • Why you are motivated to be a Bush Bursary recipient
  • Why you would be a good ambassador for the Scholarship. Your essay should demonstrate an awareness of issues facing rural communities and how this impacts on rural medical practice.

Applications close 5pm 27 May 2019 AEST.

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