Services for Australian Rural & Remote Allied Health Nursing & Allied Health Scholarship & Support Scheme
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) administers the Allied Health Streams of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS). Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and this national program supports health professionals and future health professionals to train and practice in geographic and clinical areas of need.
Application opening date: 1 January 2013
Application closing date: 31 December 2013
Method of application: via the SARRAH website
SARRAH manages five allied health scholarship streams under the NAHSSS these are:
Undergraduate Scholarship provides assistance for people living in rural, remote and regional areas to study at an undergraduate or entry level. Scholarship holders can receive up to $10,000 per year for full time study load. There will be one round of scholarships offered in each calendar year; this will generally be timed to ensure applicants are aware of the outcome of the selection process prior to the commencement of each academic year.
Clinical Placement Scholarship provides assistance to allied health students to undertake a clinical placement, during their course of study, in rural and remote Australia. Normally open March and close April each year.
Postgraduate Scholarship provides assistance for allied health professionals who provide a clinical service within Australia to enhance their skills and further develop their knowledge. Normally open for online applications August - October for study in the following year.
Continuing Professional Development Scholarship provides assistance for practicing allied health professions to attend continuing professional development activities such as short courses and conferences to enhance their professional practice. There are two rounds per calendar year. Normally March - April.
Clinical Psychology Scholarship provides assistance for eligible applicants to gain a qualification recognised by the Australian Psychology Board as a clinical psychologist. Normally open for application Sept/October.
The specific objectives of the NAHSSS are to:
- Increase the workforce by encouraging young people to pursue a career in allied health
- Support allied health professionals to undertake continuing professional development
- Encourage health careers in geographic areas and professions where there are shortages
SARRAH is committed to supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce through the NAHSSS. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Note: nurses are not eligible for the NAHSSS Scholarships administered by SARRAH. The Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA) administers all NAHSSS Scholarships for Nurses. Further information can be found at RCNA website.
Please visit the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health website for all the information you will need about these scholarship including all opening and closing dates, method of application, eligibility criteria amd funding details.