Need support to follow your passion?

If you are looking for financial assistance to help you pursue your health care education goals you have come to the right place!

ACN is dedicated to helping you be the best you can be by providing access to scholarships, grants and awards.

We are proud to administer a range of Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate aged care, nursing and midwifery courses as well as scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying entry-level health courses. Scroll down to find out more!

We also offer grants and awards to support nurses to complete continuing professional development as well as postgraduate study and research. You can read more about these exciting opportunities at the bottom of this page.

Be sure to register your interest to be notified when upcoming scholarship opportunities become available.

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ACN grants and awards

The ACN Foundation 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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Aged Care Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships

The Aged Care Scholarships will allow for up to 400 additional scholarships per year for three years, for personal care workers and nurses to complete qualifications. There will be up to 100 allied health scholarships per year for up to three years, which will be for allied health professionals to focus on dementia related qualifications.

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Victorian Government Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Scholarship Program

The Victorian Government’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Scholarship program offers development opportunities for Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Practitioners and Lived and Living Experience Workers (LLEWs).

The program supports continued learning and development pathways to help build workforce skills, knowledge and capabilities and is a key priority of Victoria’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Strategy 2021-24. The Australian College of Nursing is administering all the scholarships and grants on the Department’s behalf.

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Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme: First Nations health scholarships

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images and names of people who have since passed away.

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS) provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and/or 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 First Nations Australians’ health and his role and Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).

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