At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Current Student
Level of study: 
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens
Additional requirements: 
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

The aim of the Scheme is to encourage and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce.

Award value:
Duration of program
Applications open: 
18 August 2015
Applications close: 
12 October 2015
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible to apply for funding under this scheme, applicants must:

    • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
    • be intending to enrol or be already enrolled in an entry level program that leads to a qualification in a health-related field; and
    • be intending to study in the academic year that the scholarship is offered.

    Eligible health areas are:

    • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health work
    • Allied health (excluding pharmacy)
    • Dentistry/oral health (excluding dental assistants)
    • Medicine
    • Midwifery
    • Nursing.

    These include graduate entry level courses.

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is funded by the Australian Government's Department of Health and Ageing. The Scheme was established in recognition of Dr Arnold ‘Puggy’ Hunter's significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and his role as Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).