NSW Rural Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarships

Status: OPEN Open 23 Jan 2023 to 7 Apr 2023

Rural Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarships are offered to students from a rural background undertaking "entry level" studies in allied health (leading to a degree that qualifies the student to practice). Up to 20 NSW Rural Allied Health Scholarships, valued up to $10,000, are offered each year.

Eligible area

The term “rural” refers to areas covered by rural Local Health Districts:

  • Far West
  • Western NSW
  • Northern NSW
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Southern NSW
  • Hunter New England (excluding: Cessnock, Maitland, Port Stephens, Newcastle, and Lake Macquarie LGA)
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven (excluding: Kiama, Wollongong and Shellharbour LGA)
  • Nepean Blue Mountains (Lithgow LGA only)

What is expected?

Scholarship recipients are expected to:
  • Complete at least one university elective / placement or vacation placement in a rural or remote community for experience of rural practice and lifestyle
  • Join a University Rural Health Club and/or association relevant to their future profession.
  • Encouraged to enrol in any course that may assist you in understanding the nature of rural practice.
  • Encouraged to seek employment in rural or remote NSW after graduation.

Centrelink payments

If you are in receipt of Youth Allowance or AUSTUDY payment through Centrelink, you are obliged to notify Centrelink of your acceptance of a Scholarship as it may affect your entitlement to payment.

Income Tax advice

Please seek independent advice regarding your personal circumstances where required.

Related documents

2023 Rural Allied Health Undergraduate - Guidelines  Application


For further enquiries about this grant please contact the Scholarship Coordinator:

T:  02 9844 6570