Allied Health Rural Generalist Program (Level 1) Scholarship - Round 2

The Allied Health Rural Generalist Program (Level 1) Scholarship has been established to equip and support new graduate or early career allied health professionals to work effectively in rural and remote settings.

About the scholarship

The Allied Health Rural Generalist Program (Level 1) Scholarship provides financial assistance ($12,000) to complete the Level 1 Allied Health Rural Generalist Program through James Cook University. Scholarship funds can be used for course fees, technology or other costs associated with completing this training program.

The Scholarship is available for new graduate and early career (less than 3 years’ experience) NSW Health allied health professionals working in an MM3-MM7 location.

Download Scholarship Guidelines for full application and eligibility criteria

Scholarship priorities

These scholarships are limited and competitive. While all eligible applications will be considered, the following applications will be given priority:

  1. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People living in a rural area. The person must be:
    • Of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
    • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and
    • Be recognised and accepted by the Aboriginal community in which they live or work.
  2. Greater priority to the higher the Modified Monash Model Scale of Rurality: MM3 (low) – MM7 (high) (find Modified Monash Model (MMM) classifications on the Health Workforce Locator)
  3. Outcome from application assessment
  4. Small but critical workforces
  5. Demonstrated intention to remain in the rural NSW Health workforce.

Who is eligible?

Allied Health Rural Generalist Program (Level 1) Scholarship Applicants must:

  1. Be within the first three years of rural practice working as one of the following allied health professionals: Occupational Therapist, Nutritionist/Dietitian, Physiotherapist, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Radiographer, Speech Pathologist, Psychologist or Social Worker.
  2. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and a resident of NSW.
  3. Currently reside in a rural or remote area in NSW.
  4. Be employed by a NSW Health local health district with a MM3 – MM7 classification (employees from the Ministry and Pillar agencies are excluded).
  5. Declare receipt of another scholarship greater than $3000. Please note applicants with concurrent scholarships may not be accepted.
  6. Demonstrate a desire to contribute to the future of health in rural and regional NSW.

How to apply

Complete the online application form by midnight Thursday 30 March 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

  1. Upload a letter of support from your current manager or supervisor (using the template provided).
  2. As part of this application, please respond to the following questions and upload your responses in one document:
    • Explain why you are interested in this qualification and what you hope to achieve from completion of the course.
    • Describe how the skills and knowledge you will gain from this study will be applied and benefit your rural community.
    • Describe how this scholarship will assist you to complete your studies.
    • As part of this Program you will have the opportunity to complete a service development project. Please describe a service development change that you would like to explore as part of this training.

Scholarship timeframes



Allied Health Rural Generalist Program (Level 1) Scholarship opens - Round 2

3 March 2023

Scholarship closes

30 March 2023

Applications reviewed

Early-April 2023

Notification of outcomes to applicants

Mid-April 2023

Acceptance of scholarship by applicant

Within 7 days

Payment transferred

By 30 April 2023

Successful applicants will need to enrol for May intake before 1 May 2023.