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TROHPIQ is proud to offer and support a wide range of scholarship, bursary and conference opportunities to it's members. This page and our newsletter are regularly updated with new opportunities, so make sure you subscribe or visit here regularly to find out more. 

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Supporting Placements across rural Queensland

SPARQ is a TROHPIQ-funded scholarship that aims to support allied health, nursing and other non-med students in completing placements in rural and remote areas. Four bursaries of $500 each will be made available throughout the year to nursing, allied health & non-medicine students who demonstrate the greatest commitment and interest in rural health in four offer rounds to cover placements occurring throughout the year. TROHPIQ members at any TROHPIQ-associated university can apply for financial assistance for retrospective, current or prospective placements. Find the application form here (Round 4 is open from Monday 3 October - Monday 24 October)


GROW Rural is a three-year program by Health Workforce QLD, which provides medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health students the annual opportunity to experience comprehensive clinical practice. GROW Rural fosters the development of rural networks, friendships, and allows students to experience the unique lifestyle of rural and remote Queensland communities. Each year students will: tour several rural Queensland communities, visit rural health services and facilities, learn about the clinical needs of rural communities, undertake clinical skill sessions, participate in community social activities, establish lasting personal and professional relationships with community members and health professionals. 

Go Rural, by Health Workforce QLD is the perfect opportunity for health students to understand what it means to ‘go rural’ and to engage collaboratively with their multidisciplinary peers. As a one-day rural immersion experience Go Rural takes place in a rural community and draws upon local health practitioners who share their rural career journeys and facilitate a range of clinical skill sessions. We encourage you to Go Rural if you’re curious about rural and would enjoy participating in a face to face event with like-minded students. The next Go Rural event will be held in 2021.

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Rotary Indigenous Health Scholarships

The purpose of the program is to assist students to gain an education which will in turn enable them to use this education for the benefit of other Indigenous people – hopefully, but not necessarily, in some of our remote areas. This program commenced with the intention of training doctors to work amongst other Indigenous people, but the scope of the scheme was enlarged to permit the training, firstly of nurses, and eventually any health related profession. The value of each scholarship is $5,000 per year. A Rotary Club contributes $2,500 per year and the State or Commonwealth Government provides a similar amount. 

CRANA Undergraduate Remote Placement Scholarship 

The scholarships offer from CRANA, is for financial assistance to support undergraduate students who are interested in working remotely, giving them the opportunity to experience a remote health setting first hand. This demonstrates the commitment of CRANAplus to the future remote health workforce.


'To apply for the Real Futures Grant, you will need to write an essay (maximum 700 words) on why you want to work in your selected industry and the difference you hope to make in your particular field of study.

We are looking for submissions that reflect a real desire to improve the quality of people’s lives. It doesn’t have to be great prose, just honest and from the heart, so start thinking about the real reasons you have chosen the career path you have and then put them into words.'

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Heart of Australia’s unique student experience program. NextGen Medics gives students a first-hand insight into health inequity in rural and remote Australia. The program shows them the life-saving and life-changing contribution they can make as a doctor or allied health professional working in rural and remote Queensland.

Applications for the mid-year intake for 2023 will open at the end of March. To be one of the first to hear when applications open, navigate to the NextGen medics page using the button on the left and join the waiting list at the bottom of the page.

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TROHPIQ has teamed up with UQ Rural Clinical School to provide students with an opportunity to experience regional and rural Queensland, gain fantastic hands-on learning experiences, and meet some awe-inspiring rural practitioners. Students can choose to complete an observership in a rural location, and receive a scholarship to help support them during their placement.


TROHPIQ Rural Elective Experience Scholarship

NSW Rural Doctors Network Scholarships 

These change year to year. To find our more see their webpage

UQ is offering a $1,000 prize for a final year medical student interested in attending the RDAQ conference. This will include a $250 cash award and about $700 in registration to attend the 2023 Rural Doctors Association 33rd annual conference in Cairns June 7-9th. Further details are below, make sure to get your application in by the 23rd of March!

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NSW Rural Doctors Network Scholarships 

These change year to year. To find our more see their webpage

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The Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme provides financial support to students from rural and remote communities to undertake undergraduate or postgraduate studies in pharmacy at university. Scholarship holders are encouraged to seek employment in rural and remote areas following graduation.

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

Rural Pharmacy Student Placement

The Rural Pharmacy Student Placement Allowance Program provides financial support to Australian universities to facilitate Pharmacy Student placements in rural and remote communities. The Allowance assists with students’ travel and accommodation costs for participating in placements in rural and remote areas. The Program aims to facilitate positive rural and remote placement experiences for Pharmacy Students in order to encourage students to return to rural and remote communities upon graduation. Pharmacy Schools receive support for administration of rural and remote placement programs via the Administrative Support to Pharmacy Schools Scheme.

TThe Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Mentor Scheme aims to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars and scholars from rural and remote locations to undertake undergraduate and graduate studies in pharmacy at an Australian university, by providing guidance and support from a practising rural Pharmacist Mentor during each year of their pharmacy studies. Mentors can choose to be paid for participating in the Scheme and if so can receive a payment per mentored scholar per year.

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Mentor Scheme

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Returning to origins Grant for dentistry students

This grant is designed to support students from rural or remote communities who are undertaking a course of study that will lead to registration as a dentist, and who have demonstrated a significant commitment and desire to return to work in rural and remote areas after they graduate.  

Five ADA Returning to Origins Study Grants of $5,000 each are available in 2023. Grant applications open Monday 2 January 2023 and close on COB Friday 31 March 2023 

This grant is designed to support students who are undertaking a course of study that will lead to registration as a dentist, and who are experiencing hardship regardless of their geographical background. They must also have demonstrated a significant commitment and desire to work in rural and remote areas after they graduate. 

Five ADA Hardship Study Grants of $5,000 each are available in 2023. Grant applications open Monday 2 January 2023 and close on COB Friday 31 March 2023 

Hardship Study Grants for Dental Students

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These Scholarships run parallel to those of the rural medical scholarships.  They provide an incentive for nursing students to complete their 3rd year major clinical placement and graduating year in a rural/remote area.  It is hoped the positive experience of rural life and the fellowship of Rotarians will encourage students to pursue a nursing career in rural Australia.

Rotary Rural Nursing Scholarships

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