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.

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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).

PHMSS will open for applications Thursday 1 October 2020 for studies undertaken in 2021, closing Sunday 8 November 2020. Online applications will be available from this website once the scheme opens. If you would like to be sent information once the scheme opens, please subscribe for 2021 application updates.

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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Nursing, midwifery and aged care scholarships

ACN are happy to announce that we will be opening nursing, midwifery and aged care scholarship applications later in the year. This will be for undergraduate, postgraduate courses as well as Certificate IV in aged care. Register your interest to receive updates as more information becomes available.