• Who
    • 1 Rural Student Club Member attending the annual National Undergraduate Rural Health Conference
  • What
    • A remote placement in a practice of the student’s choice → ACRRM makes all the arrangements (woop!)
  • Scholarship
    • Up to $2500 for:
      • Flights/travel to & from
      • Accommodation
  • Why
    • Opportunity to experience remote practice 1st hand
    • So much flexibility & choice
  • How
  • Who
    • Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
    • Enrolled in:
      • 2nd year of a post-graduate medical degree
      • 3rd year of a 5 year medical degree
      • 4th year of a 6 year medical degree
    • Don’t receive:
      • Bush bursary
      • CWA scholarship
      • John Flynn Scholarship
  • What
    • Financial assistance for costs associated with university studies
    • 2 weeks on rural placement per year in a NSW cotton growing region (usually Moree) during their university holidays
  • Scholarship
    • $5,000 per year for 3 years
    • Must cover travel & accomodation costs incurred by undertaking placements
  • Why
    • Exciting rural and medical experiences in a unique area
  • How
    • 2015 applications must be received by 5pm Friday 25th May 2015
    • Application Form
    • Must demonstrate:
      • Understanding of the realities of rural medical practice
      • Motivation to undertake placements in a cotton growing area in NSW
      • Understanding of the cotton industry &/or be from a cotton growing area
  • Who
    • Medical students currently enrolled at one of 20 participating unis
    • Australian Citizens/Permanent Residents
    • Ineligible if you are in receipt of a grant or scholarship, which includes funding for community bonding or other community placement experiences
    • 300 places are awarded each year
  • What
    • Medical placement in a rural/remote community with a medical practitioner as your mentor
    • In the same community for 2+ weeks each year over 3-4 years (must total to 8 weeks by the time you complete your degree)
    • Ideally complete placements within university breaks
    • Post-placement you have to complete an online evaluation & a short 2 page report
  • Scholarship
    • $500 allowance per week while on your placement = $4,000 for 8 weeks total
      • Covers food & living expenses
    • Free return travel to your placement
    • Free accommodation while on placement
  • Why
    • Spend time learning from a dedicated mentor
    • Experience life in a rural community & form a long-term relationship with it
    • Opportunity to travel to parts of Australia you may never have otherwise been
    • Extra clinical experience outside medical university
    • Build confidence, skills & professional networks
    • No obligation to work in a rural area afterwards
  • How
    • Applications for 2015 intake will open between February and April
    • Usually:
      • A registration of interest time period = say online that you want to apply
      • Application day = window of a set amount of hours to complete various questions online (total time taken varies, but can take over an hour)
      • From here some students are selected, others are called for a further interview, & the rest are unsuccessful
  • Who
    • Medical students undertaking electives in rural areas
    • It must be a true elective and not a compulsary rotation
    • Ineligible if you have a John Flynn Placement Program Scholarship
    • Must be a member of Wildfire or other University rural health club
  • What
    • You will recieve a $250-$1000 bursary
    • You must submit a 750 word essay
  • Why
    • Make going rural for your 5th year elective much cheaper
  • How
  • Who
    • Australian citizens/permanent residents
    • Lived in a defined rural area for a minimum of 5 consecutive years, or 8 cumulative years (since the age of 5)
    • Full-time medical student
    • Member of a student rural health club at their university
    • Not receiving any other scholarships totalling to >$7,000 per year
  • What
    • 130 new scholarships awarded yearly
    • Contact with a  rural mentor at least 4 times a year – including 1 face-to-face meeting
  • Scholarship
    • $10,000 per year for the duration if your course
  • Why:
    • Help people from rural & financially disadvantaged backgrounds cover the cost of moving to study medicine at university
    • Not bonded – can work or wherever you like
  • How:
    • Applications closed for 2015
    • 2016 application round will open in November 2015
    • Assessment based on:
      • Rural background
      • Financial need
      • Commitment to future work in rural Australia
  • A number of scholarships for health professionals and students are available all throughout the year. More information is available here!

  • Who
    • Monash final year 5D MBBS students from the Central Medical School or Gippsland Medical School
    • Have made a significant contribution to rural, remote & Indigenous health
  • What
    • Gift and certificate of recognition
  • Scholarship
    • $400
  • Why:
    • Have your effort to increase awareness of rural and Indigenous health issues recognised
  • How:
    • 2015 applications not yet open
    • Application with cover letter & CV that outlines your contribution of rural & Indigenous health
  • Who
    • Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent resident visa
    • Completed final year of medical study in Australia & obtained their degree in the last 6 years
    • CSP student that incurred a HECS-HELP debt
    • Must have provided medical services or undertaken continuous training as defined by the Health Insurance ACT 1973 in an eligible RA 2-5 location
      • Documentary evidence required
  • What
    • Have a proportion of their standard CSP HECS-HELP fees (incurred for medical studies) reimbursed
    • Able to reduce the period for reimbursement of the cost of their medical studies from 5 years to 2 years, depending on Remoteness Area
  • Scholarship
    • Have HECS-HELP fees from medical studies reimbursed
    • 1st payment made after continuous 12-month period of rural/remote work
  • Why
    • Get to pay off HECS! Goodbye debt!
    • Perfect if you want to work in a rural/remote area – if not, why not?
    • Help out rural communities by working in an area of great need
  • How
  • Who
    • 1st year nursing & allied health students from Victorian regional & rural communities
    • 2 nursing & 2 allied health scholarships awarded in 2014
  • What
    • Cash payments to help cover cost of 1st year university
    • A Royal Flying Doctor experience
  • Scholarship
    • $2,500 – meant for university living costs
  • Why
    • Assistance for those coming from from rural communities
    • Rare experience with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria
    • Help pay off uni expenses
  • How
    • Applications open until 31 March 2015
  • Who
    • NSW resident commencing dentistry study
  • What
    • 1 year scholarship
    • Financial support for university costs
    • Mentoring from an experienced dentist based in regional NSW
  • Scholarship
    • $4,800 (one off payment)
  • Why
    • Gain greater insight into rural dentistry through mentoring
    • Contribute to paying for university costs
  • How
    • Applications open until 16 February 2015
  • Who
    • Australian citizens/permanent residents
    • Full-time pharmacy student at an Australian university (in any year of study)
    • Lived in a defined rural area for a minimum of 5 consecutive years, or 8 cumulative years (since the age of 5)
    • Member of a student rural health club at their university
  • What
    • 30 new scholarships annually
    • Financial support for students from rural areas
    • Rural Pharmacy mentor support of at least quarterly contact – not necessarily all face-to-face
  • Scholarship
    • $10,000 per year
    • Paid in monthly instalments
  • Why
    • Help people from rural & financially disadvantaged backgrounds cover the cost of moving to study medicine at university
    • Gain greater insight into rural pharmacy practice through mentoring
  • How
    • Applications are currently open and close on 30 January 2015
  • Who
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student studying/or about to study medicine at an Australian university
  • What
    • Financial support for university costs
  • Scholarship
    • $10,000 per annum
  • Why
    • Increase the number of Indigenous doctors
    • Decrease any financial barriers for Indigenous people wishing to study medicine
  • How
    • Applications are open now and close on 30 January 2015
  • Who
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students in health-related disciplines
      • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health work
      • Allied health (excluding pharmacy)
      • Dentistry/oral health (excluding dental assistants)
      • Medicine
      • Midwifery
      • Nursing
    • Can be intending to enroll or already enrolled – but must study in the academic year the scholarship is offered for
  • What
    • Financial assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete their studies and join the health workforce
  • Scholarship
    • Full time = up to $15,000 per year
    • Part time = up to $7,500 per year
  • Why
    • Help cover costs associated with university that may be a barrier for pursuing tertiary study
    • Gain greater insight into rural medical practice through mentoring
  • How
    • Applications closed for 2015, next round (for 2016) opens on 14 August 2015
    • Assessment based on:
      • Your commitment to becoming a health professional
      • What you hope to accomplish as a health professional in the next 5-10 years
      • How the scholarship will assist you in achieving your goals

Need financial assistance with a rural placement? We can help!

One of WILDFIRE’s core aims is to assist and promote the pursuit of rural education and rural health. As such we have set aside funding to support students who are doing rural placements. The Grant application form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. It should be filled out and returned to council for discussion and approval. Once approved funding will be available by way of reimbursement to help offset the cost of the rural placement being undertaken.

Please download the following forms:

Send your completed grant application to wildfire@wildfirerhc.org