UNE Indigenous Medical Scholarship
UNE Indigenous Medical Scholarship
This Scholarship is a joint initiative of the Oorala Aboriginal Centre and the Faculty of Medicine and Health at UNE.
UNE Indigenous Medical Scholarship.
The purpose of the UNE Indigenous Medical Scholarship is to attract more Indigenous students to study medicine at UNE. This scholarship will assist Indigenous students to alleviate their financial burden whilst studying Medicine at UNE.
The scholarship provides a total value of up to $30,000 for a maximum period of 5 years. The annual benefit will be paid in two equal payments of $3,000, after the Joint Medical Program (JMP) census dates in semester one and semester two.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants are required to meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must provide evidence of being an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and must satisfy the Confirmation of Aboriginality Criteria.
- Applicants must be enrolled as first year commencing medical student with the School of Rural Medicine at UNE at the time of application; and
- Applicants must demonstrate a financial need with an income of less than $65,000 to be determined by Centrelink Income Statement, Group Certificate, parents’ income if dependent. https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Offsets-and-rebates/Low-income-earners/
- Applicants must be enrolled as a fulltime Medical student.
Priority will be given to:
- Applications from Regional and Remote areas based on the Australian Government definitions of Regional and Remote areas. http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/locator
- Applicants not in receipt of another scholarship. Applicants will be required to disclose any scholarship/s they are in receipt of.
Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. Each application will be assessed on merit by the Chairperson UNE Indigenous Scholarship Committee, the Director of Oorala, a representative of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Head of School of Rural Medicine.
Applicants are required to provide a written statement against the following criteria:
- Describe how the UNE Indigenous Medical Scholarship would assist you in your studies.
- Outline your academic and/or career achievements to date and your future academic and career aspirations.
- Describe your involvement in any community events, organisations or campaigns. You may also wish to highlight leadership roles that you have taken on within your community.
Terms and Conditions
Successful applicants are required to meet the following Terms and Conditions to maintain this scholarship.
- The recipient must maintain a passing grade. Following a failed grade the recipient will have the opportunity to rectify with a passing grade in the next enrolment period. Any subsequent failed grade may result in the scholarship being withdrawn.
- The unit/course coordinator will meet with the recipient at the start of semester 2 if it has been identified that the recipient is at risk of failing.
- The recipient will make themselves available for involvement in cultural and community activities to promote the benefits of studying at UNE
- Submission of brief reports in June and December of each year reporting on progress with their studies and their involvement in cultural and community activities as well as participation in University life, where applicable.
- The scholarship is intended for the nominated course at UNE and is not transferrable to another course or university.
- The recipient must notify the Director, Oorala Aboriginal Centre in writing in the event that they wish to make any changes to their enrolment. Notification must be sent by email to Ooralafirstname.lastname@example.org
- The recipient must notify the Director, Oorala Aboriginal Centre in writing in the event that they wish to request any changes to the conditions of the scholarship. Correspondence must be sent by email to Ooralaemail@example.com
- The recipient may be asked to attend scholarship events, and may also be asked to participate in activities to promote this scholarship and other scholarships in general. This may include but is not limited to public speaking, media interviews and photographs. In the event that the recipient is required to participate in any of the before mentioned activities, they will be asked to complete a UNE Material Release Form.
- Some scholarships may affect other government payments. It is the recipient’s responsibility to seek advice from the relevant government agency prior to accepting this scholarship.
- The terms and conditions of this scholarship may be subject to change at any time. If this occurs, the recipient will be given written notice within 30 days of the change occurring.
- Failure to meet the expectations set out in the terms and conditions of this scholarship, may lead to scholarship being withdrawn. The recipient will receive notice in writing and be offered the opportunity to appeal the decision. All appeals will be reviewed by the Indigenous Scholarships Committee, as well as a representative from the Faculty of Medicine and Health.
Acceptance of Conditions
In accepting the UNE Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship, the recipient acknowledges that they have read, understand and accept the terms and conditions outlined above.