St John of God Health Care Services Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2016, based on the foundational principles it is the desire of St John of God Health Care NSW Services to support ACU’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing students through a scholarship.

The Scholarship recipient will be offered paid work as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) in the second year of the Scholarship. This would consist of a minimum of two shifts per fortnight during the University term or as per hospital requirements at one of the three SJGHC sites.

Scholarship details

Value: $30,000 approx. total

Duration: 3 Years

Availability: 1 scholarship offered

Application dates

Unknown - check with provider


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Nursing

At Institution:

  • Australian Catholic University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to those who meet all of the following criteria:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students;
Faculty: Health Sciences;
Course: Bachelor of Nursing;
Campus: North Sydney, Strathfield or Blacktown;
Year level: first year;
Required study load: full time.

How to Apply

If you would like assistance with completing your application, please contact your local Indigenous Higher Education Unit.

Further Information

Applicant are required to provide the following as part of the application:
A written statement of approximately 400 words outlining:
why you have chosen to undertake your degree.
what you hope to achieve with it in the future.
how obtaining your degree will allow you to give back to your community.

Evidence of academic merit from your most recent studies (applies to future students only)
ATAR or equivalent; or
academic transcript (including GPA).