Need support to follow your passion?

We understand that financial support to undertake further study to pursue your nursing career and passion is not so easy to find. ACN offers a range of grants open to Fellows and Members who wish to undertake further study. The grants range in value from $1,000 to $30,000 and provide opportunities for members to undertake further study at diploma or masters level.

ACN also administers the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme, an Australian Government Health Department scheme for indigenous students to study entry level health courses. We love following the journeys of Puggy Hunter scholars, and witnessing the wider impact upon the community that grows from their careers.

ACN also connects nurses with other scholarship opportunities available across the nation.

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme: Indigenous health scholarships

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS) provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are undertaking an undergraduate course in an eligible health related discipline.

The Australian Government established the Scheme as a tribute to the late Dr Arnold ‘Puggy’ Hunter’s outstanding contribution to Indigenous Australians’ health and his role and Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).

Outcome of application notifications have been sent to all applicants on Thursday 12 December 2019. If you have not received your notification email, please check your junk inbox before contacting the scholarships team by email or call 1800 688 628.

ACN grants and awards

ACN administers a number of grants that have been provided to ACN by our generous benefactors, some of whom have nominated specific eligibility and selection criteria for their awards.

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Study tour scholarships

Study Tour Scholarships, which are supported by the ACN Foundation are now open for applications. This is an opportunity for Fellows and Members to enhance their learning and professional skills by attending the Jon Baines Tour Nursing Study Tour to South Africa from 21 June – 2 July 2020. Four places are available and each scholarship is valued at $5,000 per person.

Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by the end of November 2019.

For further information, please contact or 1800 061 660.

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Nursing scholarships

Do you go above and beyond to improve your patients’ lives? You could be eligible to receive a nursing scholarship!

Vative Healthcare is the provider of lean, innovation and improvement programs designed by clinicians for clinicians. Vative wish to encourage and support nurses to look outside their own current way of working and think about how things can be improved.

To recognise the contributions of nurse leaders and innovators Vative Healthcare is offering two nursing scholarships.

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed.

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Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

This program is complete and applications will not be opening again.

ACN will continue to support all existing NAHSSS and Aged Care Nursing Scholarship recipients.

For more information, please contact or call 1800 117 262.