Rotary District 9780 Rural Clinical Placement Scholarship

If you are a second or third-year Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery student in 2019, the Rotary District 9780 Rural Clinical Placement Scholarship could be for you.

Important dates

Trimester 1 2019

Applications open Wednesday 24 October 2018.

Applications close Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 5pm.


Up to $5000 over one year.

Eligibility criteria

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • enrolled full time in either the second or third year of your Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery degree in T1 2019
  • undertaking your clinical placement in a rural or remote location in 2019
  • able to demonstrate financial disadvantage, you receive a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a personal or combined family taxable income below $56,000, depending on independence status.

Preference will be given to:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
  • students who are attending a rural or regional placement which is recognised for servicing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • students who can demonstrate the Rotary motto of 'Service Above Self', through involvement in community service.


Each recipient agrees to:

  • provide a 500-word report with at least one paragraph for publication on the rural placement experience
  • present to Rotary club members, if requested
  • participate in evaluation studies or surveys regarding allied health in the rural setting.

Your application

Supporting documents

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your financial hardship.

Read more about supporting documentation

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How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates who have been successful previously are not eligible to apply again.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

More about the donor

Rotary District 9780, through The Rotary Foundation, has made available funds to support students experiencing financial hardship when completing the requirements for their Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery degree at Deakin University.

District 9780 covers much of western Victoria and southeast South Australia and comprises 59 Rotary Clubs dedicated to improving the quality of life of people in their communities.

Rotary District 9780 have created these scholarships to support second and third-year Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery students undertaking clinical placements in rural or remote locations in 2019.