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Flinders University Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship in Australia for 2022/2023

The purpose of the Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship is to encourage more Native American students to pursue careers in the medical field and serve the needs of Native American communities.

 About Flinders University

Flinders University is a South Australian public research university. It was founded in 1966 and named after British navigator Matthew Flinders, who studied and researched the South Australian coastline in the early nineteenth century.

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Flinders is a lush university that belongs to the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group. It pioneered a multidisciplinary approach to education, and its faculties of medicine and the humanities are ranked among the top ten in the country.

The main campus of the university is in the Adelaide inner southern suburb of Bedford Park, about 12 kilometers south of the city center. Flinders University also has a presence in Tonsley and Victoria Square in the city center.

External teaching facilities are maintained by Flinders University in regional South Australia, southwest Victoria, and the Northern Territory. International students made up 19.5 percent of the on-campus student population as of 2020, and some off-campus programs are also available, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region.

More than 160 undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available, as well as higher degree research supervision in all disciplines.

Most courses make use of new information and communication technologies to supplement face-to-face instruction and offer flexible options. According to the Times Higher Education rankings, Flinders University is among the top 300 institutions in the world.

Furthermore, Flinders University was ranked 251–300 in the 2020 Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top universities.

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Aim and Benefits of Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship

Those who are granted this scholarship will be given a reward of $20,000 per academic year for an initial period that can last up to four years, provided that they maintain satisfactory academic progress. It has been decided that payments will be made in installments every two weeks.

Requirements for Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship Qualification

Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be considered:

  • be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  •  identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  •  be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived; and
  •  be registered in the Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University; and
  •  be able to display financial hardship; and

Students who get this scholarship will not be able to hold any other scholarships at the same time.

Scholarship Interview Date, Process, and Location

The College of Medicine and Public Health, as well as Yunggorendi Student Services and Student Finance and Scholarships, will make the final decision.

The following selection criteria will be used to award the scholarship:

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monetary requirement

After graduating, demonstrated intent to work as a doctor in an Indigenous community.

How to Apply for Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship

Applications for Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student System  by the specified closing date.

Ensure you read the how to apply page and make sure all of your details are up-to-date in the Student System as you will be evaluated using this information.

As part of the application procedure, the following documents will be required:

Applicants who receive Commonwealth Income Support will be required to show proof of this. This can be accomplished by submitting a recent Centrelink (or DVA) Income Statement demonstrating that you are currently receiving government means-tested payments.
Applicants who do not get Commonwealth Income Support as mentioned above must fill out the Financial Hardship Form, which can be downloaded here.

submit an application

To get more information, visit the Flinders University website.

The application deadline for the scholarship is July 8, 2022.

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