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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, dentistry, nursing and other non-medical 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. Further details coming soon!

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transport bursary

TROHPIQ is excited to offer a number of transport bursaries to support medical, nursing, allied health, dentistry and other health discipline (dietetics, pharmacy etc.) students in getting to their placements in rural and remote areas. A total of six bursaries valued up to $300 each, will be made available throughout the year to students who demonstrate the greatest commitment to, and interest in, rural health. TROHPIQ members at any TROHPIQ-associated university can apply for financial assistance for upcoming placements. Further details coming soon! 


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. 

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.

Program dates: 19-25 April 2024, 18-24 June 2024, 5-11 August 2024.

Applications open now! Interviews for all three programs will be conducted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those who want to attend the April trip. All 2024 NGM applications will close at the start of March 2024. 

ACEN Student Scholarships

A small number of scholarships of $1,500 provide financial support for students undertaking a WIL placement in Australia as part of their 2024/2025 university studies.
2024 applications will open on 4 March 2024 for placements that occur between 1 July 2024 – 30 June 2025.

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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

RDAQ offers one final year medical student interested in attending the RDAQ conference full conference registration and a $250 cash award the annual Rural Doctors Association of QLD conference. This years conference is due to be held in Brisbane from 20th-22nd June 2024.

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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.

The 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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first nations and rural Grants 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.  


Multiple ADA First Nations Study Grants, Rural Returning to Origins Study Grants, and Rural Hardship Study Grants of $5,000 each are available in 2024. Grant applications open Tuesday 2nd January 2024 and close on Sunday 31st March 2024.

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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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