AMA Call for Applications: Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship 2017

Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is currently seeking applications for its Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship programme 2017, meant for the assistance and encouragement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people studying for a medical degree at an Australian university.

The scholarship aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors in Australia by supporting Indigenous students to complete a medical degree.

The Scholarship is awarded for the full course of study of a medical degree, subject to satisfactory academic progress and continued full-time enrollment. The Scholarship is tenable for each year of medicine that the recipient successfully completes.


The value of the Scholarship is $10,000 per annum (provided in one lump sum each year).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be:

  • of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin. For the purposes of this Scholarship, an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is someone of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identifies as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives or has lived. Applicants must provide a letter from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisation supporting their claim; and
  • enrolled full-time at an Australian medical school and have successfully completed at least their first year of medicine. Students who are currently in their first year of medicine are eligible to apply for the Scholarship for their second year, but must provide evidence of successful completion of their first year in order to be awarded the Scholarship

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the application form and submit it, along with the required supporting documentation via postal mail.

Eligible Country: Australia

For more information, please visit Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship 2017.

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