Australian Government Scholarships

ACN administers a number of scholarships funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Department of Social Services. It is not necessary to be a member of ACN to apply for these scholarships.

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

This scholarship provides assistance to nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students who are undertaking study at an Australian university or registered training organisation. Please click here for a full listing of the available NAHSSS scholarships.

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS)

This scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are undertaking an undergraduate course in an eligible health related discipline. Please click here for further information and how to apply for the PHMSS.

Aged Care Nursing Scholarships

The Aged Care Nursing Scholarships (ACNS) will have no new scholarships offered under the ACNS in 2014/2015. However, you may be eligible for other Australian Government Scholarships listed on this website.

Existing scholars will continue to be supported, and if you have any enquiries or concerns please contact the Australian College of Nursing via email or freecall 1800 116 696 (charges may apply).

ACN Grants and Awards

ACN funds and administers a number of grants and awards that are available to Fellows and Members of ACN. Please click here for further information on ACN Grants and Awards and how to apply.

McGrath Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are available for registered nurses to complete ACN’s Graduate Certificate in Breast Cancer Nursing commencing in July each year. Please click here for further information and how to apply for the McGrath Foundation Scholarship

Emerging Nurse Leader Program

ACN, in partnership with a range of corporate and educational organisations and a pool of experienced mentors, supports Emerging Nursing Leaders participants through a program of personal and professional development. Applications are open to both ACN Members and non-members. Please click here for further information and how to apply for the Emerging Nurse Leader Program.