Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thelma Myers Memorial Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing Scholarship

Closing Date for Applications Extended to 3 February 2014

Established in 2003 by Carolyn Dixon, a psychiatric mental-health nurse, in memory of her mother Thelma Myers, the scholarship will be awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate nursing students, commencing their second year of study in the Bachelor of Nursing Science, or the Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery at the Townsville campus.  The donor hopes that the availability of the scholarship will be seen as part of a reconciliation process. For 2014 and 2015, two undergraduate students will be paid $7,500 each year for two years, with such amounts to be paid quarterly in each year.

Applications for this Scholarship close:  Close of Business Monday 3rd February 2014

Applications to be made on the form available at:

Eligibility criteria

For the years 2014 and 2015, the Scholarship shall be open to competition among candidates who are:
  • undergraduate nursing students who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • entering their second year of study at the Townsville campus in either the Bachelor of Nursing Science or Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery degree within the discipline of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition at James Cook University.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee will, in the exercise of their absolute discretion, afford consideration to the following criteria:

  • Proof of DEEWR registration Indigenous Cadetship Scheme or evidence of application for same
  • Reference from an Elder in community or representative of community controlled organization
  • Proof of Aboriginality
  • Demonstration and/or evidence of leadership ability.
  • Evidence of academic merit (unofficial JCU academic transcript is sufficient)
  • Reference from/ contact details of SNMN academic
  • Demonstrated and/or evidence of commitment to nursing and midwifery studies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Enquiries to:  SNMN, telephone (07) 4781 4261.

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