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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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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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 for the July 2021 intake.

Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email late June 2021.

Proudly supported by HESTA

ConvaTec Scholarship for the Graduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy Nursing

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) in collaboration with ConvaTec ANZ is delighted to offer three scholarships for nurses to complete the ACN Graduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy Nursing, commencing July 2021.

Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email late June 2021.

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ACN Transition to Practice Program Scholarships

In celebration of International Nurses Day, during the month of May 2021 we are proud to offer 1,000 scholarships for the ACN Transition to Practice Program to ACN members and a 50% discount to non-members.

The program prepares newly qualified Registered and Enrolled Nurses for a confident entry into the workforce and allows new grads who have not secured a graduate position to gain equivalent knowledge and skills.

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Victorian Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Scholarships

Mental Health Reform Victoria is implementing the interim recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system. As part of the reform agenda and overseen by Victoria’s Chief Mental Health Nurse, the Victorian Government is providing new scholarships for postgraduate Mental Health Nurses within Victoria. The scholarships will be administered by the Australian College of Nursing.

These scholarships are available to Mental Health Nurses in Victoria who are enrolled in a Semester 1, 2021 approved postgraduate course and will cover course fees.

Applications are now closed – applicants will be advised on the outcome of their application within the next eight weeks.

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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.

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

Applications are now closed.

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