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AlburyCity Medical Scholarships

Provides up to $5,000 to local students who have been accepted into a degree in medicine at the University of NSW.

Overview

The scholarship was established through the Rural Clinical School of Medicine in 2007 to assist first year medical students studying at the University of New South Wales who’ve lived in the Albury-Wodonga local government area or attended a local school prior to attending UNSW.

The aim of the program is to encourage doctors to return to regional communities where their skills are desperately needed once they have completed their studies.

The 2023 Medical Scholarship Round will open in March 2023.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a medical scholarship through our program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. In the case of first year Medical students, the student must have lived within the Albury/Wodonga Local Government Areas (LGA)* or attended a local school prior to attending the University of NSW. In the case of a third, fourth, fifth or sixth year Medical students, the student must be enrolled at the University of NSW and have attended a local school or lived within the Albury/Wodonga LGA immediately before commencing their studies at the University of NSW.
  2. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
  3. Be enrolled as a first year student in the Degree in Medicine offered at the University of NSW or be enrolled as a third, fourth, fifth or sixth year student at the University of NSW and studying at the Rural Clinical School in Albury and not being the recipient of a previous medical scholarship offered by AlburyCity.
  4. Grants will be awarded on an objective basis without regard to race, religion, colour, creed, sex, national origin, age, and physical or mental disability.
  5. Awards are made on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, moral character, and such additional criteria as may be deemed appropriate by the Scholarship committee. Examples of such criteria include results of academic records and contributions to the school and the community.
  6. Grants are for full-time study at the University of NSW or full time study at the University of NSW Rural Clinical School located in Albury.
  7. Successful applicants must be prepared to provide Council with feedback after completing their first or final years of study. This may involve written feedback or a presentation to Council or Council staff.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants will be required to apply through the SmartyGrants Portal.

Review the eligibility criteria above and read the AlburyCity Financial Assistance Policy.

The 2023 Medical Scholarship Round will open in March 2023.

Please note

These scholarships were established only for students from the local region, Albury Wodonga and immediate surrounds*, who have been accepted into a Degree in Medicine at the University of NSW.

* The immediate surrounds is defined as an area including the Local Government area of Albury City extending to the Local Government Areas of Federation, Greater Hume Shire and City of Wodonga.