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L and R Foundation Nursing Placement Bursary

Applications for Semester 2 2022 scholarships have now closed.

Applicants will be advised the outcome of their application by close of business on Friday 26 August 2022.

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 USC 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. This will not include rural and remote Nursing placements.

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 USC approved Clinical Placement a significant distance away from home address
  • completed at least one semester at USC (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 Clinical Placement away from their home address
  • the length of Placement will be considered with priority given to students undertaking longer placements
Eligible programs
Bachelor of Nursing Science
Number available