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.

ACN study tours

ACN is providing an opportunity for Fellows and Members to enhance their learning and professional skills by developing an individual study tour.

The objective of the study tour is to provide an opportunity to investigate and observe inspiring best practices that benefit Australian health care.

Recipients may choose as their study activity to attend a conference relevant to their specialisation or sphere of work and/or undertake visits to health facilities and related organisations.

Opportunities are available for a study tour either in Australia or overseas to inspire new ideas, innovation and excellence.

Applicants must have been an ACN member or fellow for at least three years prior to submitting an application.

Read the Study Tour Guidelines.

This scholarship is now closed. Applicants will be notified by email early July 2018.

ACN grants and awards

ACN funds and administers a number of grants that are available to Fellows and Members of ACN. This funding has been provided to ACN by our generous benefactors, some of whom have nominated specific eligibility and selection criteria for their awards.


Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme: Indigenous health scholarships

This scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are undertaking an undergraduate course in an eligible health related discipline.

Updates for the PHMSS 2019 scholarship round will be posted on our website mid semester two 2018. Click here to register your interest for the next application round.

Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation Scholarships

The Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation is committed to the education of nurses working in the field of bone marrow and stem cell therapy. Up to six scholarships are available for registered nurses to complete the following ACN postgraduate certificate subjects:

  • Chemotherapy and other Systemic Treatments in Cancer Care
  • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Haematology Nursing

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.