Scholarships and grants

If you are looking at further study it is worth applying for a scholarship or a grant to subsidise your education. Many institutions can guide you where to look but perhaps the biggest contributor for educational grants for nurses in the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) run by the Department of Health and Australian College of Nursing. 

These scholarships provide financial assistance to nurses working in primary health care and general practice to undertake formal continuing professional development, such as short courses, attending conferences and workshops, and postgraduate education.

The scholarships include:

  • Continuing professional development scholarships
  • Undergraduate scholarships 
  • Postgraduate scholarships
  • Nursing and midwifery return to practice scholarships 
  • Remote clinical placement scholarships.

The Practice Nurse Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, introduced by APNA and the Commonwealth in 2007, has enabled hundreds of primary health care nurses to take their skills and their careers to the next level.

Visit here for more information on the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme and to apply for a scholarship.


Applying for a scholarship? Read APNA's article on addressing the statement criteria.

Click below to read how a scholarship can benefit your career.