Alison Bush Memorial Trust Fund

The Alison Bush Memorial Trust Fund Scholarship was established in 2010 in tribute to one of NSW and Royal Prince Alfred’s longest serving and most influential midwives. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide opportunities through clinical placements in Sydney Local Health District for the purpose of updating knowledge and skills of clinicians
providing or supporting maternity care.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates


Close: 30/11/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Nursing

At Institution:

  • Other

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are invited from medical and midwifery clinicians with an Aboriginal background as defined by the Aboriginal
Land Rights Act 1983 who are currently working in Aboriginal communities. This is an identified Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander position. Preference will be given to those working in communities greater than 200 kilometres from the nearest tertiary obstetric centre.

How to Apply

Applications are now sought from interested clinicians who meet the scholarship criteria. Application forms, along with a covering note including details of the type of support required can be sent to:

Clinical Manager
RPA Women and Babies
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Missenden Road, Camperdown
NSW 2050

Further Information

Clinical placements will take place at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s Women and Babies unit. Observational placements of two to three weeks duration will be negotiated to provide either general experience or experience within a specialty service to build on areas of clinical interest. The scholarship will cover costs for travel, food and accommodation during the placement.