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L and R Foundation Nursing Placement Bursary

Scholarship applications for Semester 2, 2024 are now closed.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by Friday, 30 August 2024.

For Nursing students undertaking compulsory nursing placement away from their home locations.

The L & R Foundation, established by Leanne Muller and Robert Hubbard, aims to support tertiary education for regional students who demonstrate academic potential, but face financial and other barriers to completing a degree.

The L & R Foundation Nursing Placement Bursary will assist students undertaking compulsory nursing placement as part of the Bachelor of Nursing Science Program at any UniSC Campus from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast. The Bursary aims to:

  • Support equity groups from low socio-economic backgrounds with demonstrated financial need
  • Enable recipients to dedicate more time to their studies, with less focus on paid employment
  • Increase retention and encourage academic achievement of students from low socio-economic backgrounds

The Bursary will be utilised by recipients to offset placement related costs, with priority going to students with the greatest equity need and undertaking the longest placements that are the greatest distance from their home residence.

The bursary will be paid in one lump-sum payment of A$2,000 upon commencement of the student's nursing placement in the relevant semester.

Please note: This bursary is offered on a yearly basis through funds provided by an external donor. If funding is not available in any given year, the bursary will not be awarded.


  • full-time domestic students enrolled in any Bachelor of Nursing Science program
  • undertaking a UniSC approved Clinical Placement a significant distance away from home address
  • completed at least one semester at UniSC (48 units)
  • grade point average (GPA) 5.0 or higher
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder; or permanent resident of Australia.
Selection criteria
  • financial need
  • academic merit
  • priority will be given to students undertaking an approved rural and remote Clinical Placement 
  • the length of Placement will be considered with priority given to students undertaking longer placements
Eligible programs
Bachelor of Nursing Science
Number available