IAHA Scholarships, Bursaries & Clinical Placements

“Attending the International Indigenous Allied Health Forum as a student was a fantastic experience… I was delighted to receive this opportunity as I am eager to learn as much as possible about inter-professional and culturally driven ways of addressing the health needs of our people. I had an opportunity to meet many other students from a variety of health disciplines, international colleagues from Canada and New Zealand as well as health professionals from various health disciplines.” 

– Fiona Wright 

“Attending the IAHA HFTC both as a student and mentor is something that has helped to mould me to who I am and wish to become, it is an experience that I will never forget! I urge more students to take the time and effort to attend and participate as it will pay back tenfold with friends, experience and knowledge!”

– Aaron Percival

COVID Bursaries to support IAHA Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Graduate Members

IAHA are providing COVID-19 graduate bursaries of $500 to provide some assistance for education resources, technology/internet connections and professional development support. The form only takes 5 minutes to complete and is all online APPLY HERE and select COVID-19 as the scholarship type. 

Should you have any questions about the process please email us at membership@iaha.com.au
 

“I just wanted to extend my deepest appreciation and thanks for your holistic care and support. I was able to sit my online supplementary exam today, without stressing about “poor” internet connection, as a result of the financial assistance I received through the student bursary. Thank you so much for making me feel completely comfortable in seeking support, and further for acting so so swiftly in supporting my needs. The Optus Dongle has made such a huge difference in accessing my studies during this strange time”
– IAHA Full Member bursary recipient

COVID Bursaries to support IAHA Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student Members

IAHA are offering student bursaries to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student members that might need support with studies or living expenses during COVID-19.

The bursaries will provide financial assistance up to $500 to support our IAHA student members. If you are a current IAHA Member and you fit the below criteria then please apply for a student bursary today:

  • IAHA Student Member (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students only); and
  • Currently enrolled and studying a university or VET sector degree/course.

The form only takes 5 minutes to complete and is all online APPLY HERE.

Should you have any questions about the process please email us at membership@iaha.com.au 

 

Clinical Placement Scholarships

IAHA and the Royal Flying Doctors Service Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship 

The IAHA RFDS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship is committed to growing the remote and rural allied health workforce and aims to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander allied health students to undertake a remote or rural clinical placement.

APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

JCU Centre for Rural and Remote Health, Mount Isa (MICRRH) and IAHA Student Placement Scholarship

As a commitment under the partnership agreement between IAHA and JCU MICRRH, and in an effort to grow an appropriate and skilled remote and rural health workforce, there is an opportunity to create student placements for IAHA members in the Mount Isa region.

APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

IAHA Graduate Member Professional Development Scholarships

IAHA offers Professional Development Scholarships for IAHA members who wish to undertake a professional development opportunity on a case-by-case basis. This is inclusive of but not limited to Short Courses, Non-Award Post Graduate Courses, Graduate Clinical Placements and Conferences/forums.

More information and applications can be accessed here

“Professionally and personally, I had the opportunity to meet wonderful, inspiring people of varying disciplines, who could potentially be future colleagues and perhaps friends for life.” – Tracy Hardy

Professional Development Event Support

IAHA offers annual professional development scholarship to members to attend IAHA National events such as the National Conference and National Forum. These are key events on the IAHA calendar that bring together our members and stakeholders from across Australia, across diverse disciplines and from diverse culturally backgrounds to celebrate the achievements in allied health and Indigenous health. It supports members to showcase and share their work, experiences and stories in a culturally safe and responsive environment building their skills in presenting, public speaking and leadership.  

“Attending the International Indigenous Allied Health Forum as a student was a fantastic experience… I was delighted to receive this opportunity as I am eager to learn as much as possible about inter-professional and culturally driven ways of addressing the health needs of our people. I had an opportunity to meet many other students from a variety of health disciplines, international colleagues from Canada and New Zealand as well as health professionals from various health disciplines.”
– Fiona Wright

Brien Holden Foundation Scholarship

Brien Holden Foundation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarships for Optometry Students

The Brien Holden Foundation, in partnership with Indigenous Allied Health Australia, are offering scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students currently studying or interested in studying optometry. 

The scholarships will support tuition and associated costs such as textbooks and equipment, while also supporting clinical placements and mentoring.

If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person enrolled in, or intending to enrol in an optometry degree, please apply HERE.