ACN has been proud to administer the Puggy Hunter Scholarship for the last 20 years. Since its inception, the scholarship has seen more than 7500 applications and awarded more than 2200 scholarships.
Established in 2002 in recognition of the late Dr Arnold ‘Puggy’ Hunter’s outstanding contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, the PHMSS encourages and assists undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies.
One of Australia’s most outstanding Aboriginal leaders, Dr Arnold ‘Puggy’ Hunter, devoted most of his life to improving the state of Aboriginal Health in Australia. He took his fight to government offices, Parliamentary inquiries and at the grassroots level.
It has been an honour to share Puggy’s tireless fight for Aboriginal health.