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.

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Nursing, midwifery and aged care scholarships

Thanks to the Australian Government Department of Health, applications for the following scholarships are now open. These opportunities are open to ACN members and non-members, all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. You can apply and find out more about the different scholarships, including eligibility information and selection criteria, by following the links below.

Applications are now open for Aged Care Nursing Scholarships: Undergraduate and Postgraduate. Start your application today!


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 is now open for applications, closing Sunday 8 November 2020.

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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