Les Elvin Memorial Master of Nursing Indigenous Scholarship

Hunter Primary Care has created two new scholarships specifically designed to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Registered Nurses to complete the final year of the Bachelor of Nursing program.

The aim of the scholarships is to improve the health of Aboriginal people in the Hunter rural region by increasing the skilled Indigenous health practitioner workforce.

Scholarship details

Value: $10,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: 2 scholarships offered

Application dates


Close: 03/03/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Nursing

At Institution:

  • University of Newcastle

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


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

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
Be enrolled in the final (3rd) year of the Bachelor of Nursing program with University of Newcastle;
Be enrolled either full-time or part-time;
Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community;
Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle donor-funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently;
Reside in one of the following Local Government Areas: Armidale, Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Mid-Coast, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton, Tamworth, the Upper Hunter or Wyong Shire.

How to Apply

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

Documents required may vary depending on your application responses. Please refer to the Your Documents section of your application for information on what you will need to provide.

Further Information

Selection will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. Applications will be ranked against the criteria and offers made to the applicants who best meet the eligibility criteria.