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.

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.

Applications for PHMSS 2019 scholarship round are now closed. ACN is unable to accept any late applications. All applicants will be notified the outcome of the application late November 2018.

Cancer nursing scholarships

Are you currently studying or thinking of enrolling in an ACN Cancer Nursing or Breast Cancer Nursing Graduate Certificate? You could receive a scholarship!

The Crestani Family Foundation is offering a scholarship in memory of Dr Chris Crestani, who was the chief Radiation Therapist at St Vincent’s Hospital for 40 years. The scholarship recipient will be awarded the cost of one unit within the ACN Cancer Nursing or Breast Cancer Nursing Graduate Certificate.

Applications have now closed. Applicants will be notified via email early October.

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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.


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.