Flinders University Postgraduate Scholarship, This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to rural and remote students studying postgraduate programs in Primary Health Care (Diabetes Management and Education).
It is anticipated that the successful recipient will demonstrate a commitment to working in the Northern Territory. The scholarship has been made possible after a generous donation from the Connellan Airways Trust
Flinders University is a public research university in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of British navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. Flinders is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group. Academically, the university pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to education, citation needed] and its faculties of medicine and the humanities have been ranked among the nation’s top ten. The 2021 Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s top universities ranks Flinders in the 251 – 300th bracket. By the late 1950s, the University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus was approaching capacity. In 1960, Premier Thomas Play ford announced that 150 hectares (370 acres) of state government-owned land in Burbank (now Bedford Park) would be allocated to the University of Adelaide for the establishment of a second campus. Planning began in 1961. The principal designated campus, economist and professor Peter Karmel, was adamant that the new campus should operate independently from the North Terrace campus. He hoped that the Bedford Park campus would be free to innovate and not be bound by tradition. Capital works began in 1962 with a grant of £3.8 million from the Australian Universities Commission. Architect Geoff Harrison, in conjunction with architectural firm Hadsell, McConnell and Partners, designed a new university that, with future expansions, could eventually accommodate up to 6000 students. In 1965, the Australian Labour Party won the state election and Frank Walsh became premier. The ALP wished to break up the University of Adelaide’s hegemony over tertiary education in the state and announced that thy intended the Bedford Park campus to be an independent institution. On 17 March 1966, a bill was passed by state parliament officially creating the Flinders University of South Australia. Although the Labour Party had favoured the name “University of South Australia”, academic staff wished that the university be named after a “distinguished but uncontroversial” person. They settled upon British navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in 1802. Its coat of arms, designed by a professor in the Fine Arts faculty, includes a reproduction of Flinders’ ship Investigator and his journal A Voyage to Terra Australis, open to the page in which Flinders described the coast adjacent to the campus site
Worth of Flinders University Postgraduate Scholarship
- Each scholarship will have a value of $2,000.
- Two scholarships will be available per annum until funds are exhausted.
- The scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments, after the census date of each semester.
Eligibility for Flinders University Postgraduate Scholarship
- Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder; and
- Be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care (Diabetes Management and Education) at Flinders University; and
- Be working or residing in an ASGS Remoteness Areas RA4 remote or RA5 very remote area;
- Not receive another similar scholarship.
Interview date, Process and Venue for Connellan Airways Trust Diabetes Management and Education Scholarship
- Whilst all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply, current Northern Territory residents (students who have lived in the Northern Territory for a minimum of 5 years) will be prioritised.
- The level of the remoteness of the applicant’s permanent home address may also be used.
- The scholarship will be awarded on the extent to which the student can demonstrate their commitment to working in the Northern Territory.
How to apply for Flinders University Postgraduate Scholarship
- Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student System.
- Applicants will need to log in and navigate to the My Scholarships tab to apply.
- The application form for this scholarship is called “Connellan Airways Trust Diabetes Management and Education Scholarship or you can search for it by the keyword “Diabetes”.
- Please read the how to apply page and ensure all of your details are up-to-date in the Student System as you will be assessed using this information.
The following documentation will be required as part of the application process:
Proof confirming your permanent home address must include your name and address and can be documents like you:
- Driver’s License
- Proof of Age Card
- Bank Statement
- Utility Bill
- Tenancy Agreement
- Electoral enrolment card
- A statement outlining your commitment to working in the Northern Territory must also be provided.
Application Deadline: August 5, 2022
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