Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS)

On 22 March 2024, the Australian Government announced that Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) was the successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisation who will administer the Puggy Huner Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS) in partnership with the National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners and Rural Doctors Network from 1 July 2024.

IAHA and our partners are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for current scholarship recipients, and from April 2024 until July 2024, IAHA will continue to work closely with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and the Department of Health and Aged Care on transitional arrangements.

Current recipients will receive communications directly from ACN and IAHA with further information. In the meantime if anyone has any questions or queries, please feel free reach out to our team by emailing PHMSS@iaha.com.au, calling our head office on 1800 413 933 or 0447 289 623 and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS) is designed to empower undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce. Funding is provided for the normal duration of the course. Full time scholarship awardees will receive up to $15,000 per year and part time recipients will receive up to $7,500 per year, paid in 24 fortnightly instalments throughout the study period of each year. The 2025 scholarship round will open in the second half of the year.

We thank you and appreciate your patience during this time and we are looking forward to this new chapter.

Kind Regards
IAHA Family