Kimberley Rural Health Alliance Scholarship

The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial support to students from the Kimberley region to study an accredited undergraduate (or professional Masters) course within the allied health or nursing and midwifery professions.
It is intended that the Scholarship will assist in addressing some of the financial limitations that may be associated with living in rural or remote locations.
The Kimberley Rural Health Alliance will award one scholarship each year if there is a suitable candidate.


One scholarship is available


Up to $40,000


Open: Monday 17 December, 2018

Close: Monday, 04 March,  2019 at 4pm, (WST)


The first payment of $5,000 will occur after the commencement of an eligible course year (in Week 7 or 8 of Semester 1). The second payment of $5,000 will occur in Week 7 or 8 of Semester 2.


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student the Bachelor of Nursing at Murdoch University.
  • Be from the Kimberley region of Australia (proof of 3 years attendance at a Kimberley school (for ATAR students) or other equivalent evidence is required)
  • Be able to demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement and be in Good Standing throughout the duration of Scholarship.
  • Commit to undertake a clinical placement in the Kimberley region organised through the Kimberley Rural Health Alliance. The placement must be at least four weeks in duration and approved by the Nursing discipline.
More info:

Subject to the student meeting the criteria and maintaining enrolment as per the given conditions, the Scholarship will be tenable for the length of the full-time degree, up to 4 years.

How to apply

1 Download and complete the application form
2 Email the following documents to
  • Completed application form
  • Academic record from their University or school
  • Two written references. Either an academic reference from their school/University OR a character reference from someone suitable to comment on their commitment to study.
  • Personal statement of no more than 300 words, reflecting on the personal contribution that they will make to their profession and the health of the community, once registered as a nurse.

What happens next?

Applicants will be contacted by the Scholarships Office via the email address registered in MyInfo.