Scholarship Opens Closes Description
Judith Meppem Scholarships 30 January 2017 28 April 2017 Provides an opportunity for nurses and midwives to undertake a study tour to observe and learn about innovative and best practice in nursing and or midwifery. The Judith Meppem Scholarships are valued up to AUD12,000 each.
Innovation Scholarships 30 January 2017 28 April 2017 Awarded to nurses and midwives across the state to implement models of care and new approaches that will drive improvements in areas of the health system and improve patient care.
Undergraduate Clinical Placement Grants Period 1: 27
February 2017
Period 2: 31
July  2017
Period 1: 05
May 2017
Period 2: 17
November 2017
Provided to assist students with travel and accommodation costs directly associated with clinical placements done in a public health facility for students undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery.
Rural Undergraduate Scholarships 30 October 2017 19 January 2018 Awarded to students from a rural location undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery degree.
Postgraduate Scholarships ​28 November 2016 03  March 2017 Available to permanent full-time or part-time registered nurses or registered midwives employed and currently working in the NSW public health system, to assist with educational expenses directly associated with postgraduate study.
Postgraduate Scholarships for the Applied Mental Health Studies course ​11 September 2017 10 November 2017​ ​Available to permanent full-time or part-time registered nurses employed in mental health services and currently working in the NSW public health system, to assist with educational expenses directly associated with postgraduate study in the Applied Mental Health Studies course.
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) Scholarships
9 January 2017 10 February 2017

NSW Health, in partnership with TAFE NSW, is offering scholarships for the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nursing) program. This program is provided by TAFE NSW in a range of locations and by the NSW Health Registered Training Organisation (RTO).​

Australian College of Midwives State Conference Scholarships ​26 April 2017 2 June 2017​

NSW Health is offering 30 scholarships for undergraduate students to attend the State conference from 18-19 August 2017.

Aboriginal scholarships

Scholarship Opens Closes Description
Postgraduate Scholarships 11 December 2017 16 February 2018 Scholarships of up to $15,000 are available for Aboriginal nurses or midwives to assist with educational expenses directly associated with postgraduate study.
Undergraduate Scholarships 11 December 2017
16 February 2018
Scholarships of up to $1,000 per subject are available for Aboriginal students undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery.
Aboriginal Enrolled Nurse Scholarship 1 January
31 December
Available for Aboriginal enrolled nurses who undertake a VETAB accredited course. Open year round.​
Rhodanthe Lipsett
Midwifery Postgraduate Scholarship
11 December 2017 16 February 2018

NSW Health and the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy is pleased to announce a partnership with the Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Trust, sharing the common goal to increase the number and support the retention of Aboriginal midwives in NSW. One scholarship of $15,000 will awarded each year to an Aboriginal midwife employed in NSW Health to undertake post graduate studies to further develop the skills most relevant to their midwifery area of practice. This scholarship also includes full registration to the next annual Congress of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Nurses & Midwives (CATSINaM) conference.

Ongoing scholarships

Re-entry to nursing scholarships

Re-entry to Nursing Scholarships are a NSW Government initiative to help previously registered or enrolled nurses re-enter the NSW public health system when they undertake a fee-paying re-entry to nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Up to $10,000 will be awarded for each scholarship.

Further information regarding the ​scholarships re-entry is available in Re-entry to nursing scholarships​.

Contact us

Project Officer
Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships
Locked Mail Bag 961
North Sydney NSW 2059
Fax: (02) 9391 9468
Email: nscholar@doh.health.nsw.gov.au​​​​​​

Page Updated: Friday 22 September 2017