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 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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Graduate Certificate Scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurses

In collaboration with our valued corporate partner HESTA, we are delighted to offer Graduate Certificate Scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander nurses to complete an ACN Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing or Leadership and Management. Two scholarships will be offered for each Graduate Certificate, and are available for January and July 2021 intakes.

Applications are now closed.

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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).

Outcome of application notifications have been sent to all applicants on Monday 14 December 2020. If you have not received your notification email please check your junk inbox before contacting the scholarships team by email scholarships@acn.edu.au or call 1800 688 628.

Be sure to subscribe to be notified when upcoming scholarship opportunities become available.

Nursing, midwifery and aged care scholarships

ACN is proud to support Australia’s nursing, midwifery and aged care workforce by administering undergraduate and postgraduate nursing, midwifery and aged care scholarships on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Applications are now closed. The following applicants have been notified via email on 18 December 2020:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship: Undergraduate
  • Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship: Postgraduate
  • Aged Care Nursing Scholarship: Postgraduate

The Aged Care Nursing Scholarship: Undergraduate applicants will be notified late January 2021.

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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.

Applications for 2020 have closed. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application soon.

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