Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarship

The program is a co-operative program between Australian Rotary Health, Rotary clubs, some State or Territory Governments and the Commonwealth Government. The object of this program is:
  • to provide a scholarship, which can be used to assist Indigenous students to under a course in a wide range of health related professions;
  • to assist students to gain an education which will in turn enable them to use this education for the benefit of other Indigenous people in some of our remote areas;
  • with the intention of training doctors to work amongst other Indigenous people, but the scope of the scheme has grown to permit the training, firstly of nurses, and now other health related professionals.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates


Open: 01/12/2021
Close: 18/02/2022


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Health services and support
  • Medicine

At Institution:

Any in Australia

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible the applicant must:
  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin
  • be undertaking and enrolled in the appropriate approved medical or health related degree

How to Apply

Visit the Australia Rotary Health scholarships page for information on how to apply.

Further Information

Successful students will receive $5,000 per year ($2,500 will be paid each semester). 
Preference will be given to applicants:
  • gaining their first tertiary qualification
  • who have already completed successfully at least their first year of tertiary education or any part of the stated course
  • who are involved in community
Applicants will be asked to provide details of past/present studies, work experience, awards, personal development work, career path and any involvement in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.