Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship

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Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship


Applications for 2020 can be submitted to the Graduate Research Office. This opportunity will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

The Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural/Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship will encourage study with a rural or remote focus.

Thanks to the generous donation from Roberta M.C. Taylor, USC is pleased to offer a scholarship in Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery for Honours, Higher Degree by Research or Postgraduate by Coursework students. Mrs Taylor has requested that the scholarship assists with capacity building in the area of Nursing and Midwifery in rural and remote communities across Australia, with a preference for Queensland and the Northern Territory, west of the Great Dividing Range. Mrs Taylor has expressed an interest in the student returning to a rural or remote area to provide Nursing/Midwifery care to their community.

To be eligible for this award, an applicant:
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident
  • must have completed either a Bachelor of Nursing Science or a Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery
  • must meet the eligibility criteria for admission into the degree applied for
Selection criteria
The preferred applicant will:
  • be a commencing student from a rural/remote area of Australia who will relocate to the Sunshine Coast to study at USC; or
  • has completed a rural or remote placement and is undertaking study with a rural or remote focus
Eligible programs
Honours, Postgraduate by Coursework or Higher Degrees by Research
Number available
one per annum


To apply: HDR Applicants - Complete a HDR Scholarship Application Form and the Response to Selection Criteria and submit to the Graduate Research Office via . Honours applicants: submit a one-page proposal on meeting the preferred criteria for the award and submit directly to the  School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine, via email to Tania Jacobini.
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