Ethel Swinburne Society Scholarship in Nursing

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 31 May 2024

The Ethel Swinburne Society Scholarship in Nursing is generously funded by members of the Ethel Swinburne Society to support undergraduate nursing students.  Ethel Swinburne was a philanthropist and champion for women pursuing an education at a time when they were encouraged to leave school and become homemakers.

Together with her husband George they founded the Eastern Suburbs Technical College in 1908. The college went on to achieve university status in 1992 and was named Swinburne University of Technology in their honour. Our bequest society is named in Ethel’s memory and the members are generous in their support of Swinburne students. 

The scholarship is available to students undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing degree at Swinburne University of Technology. Preference will be given to Indigenous students.

The scholarship is valued at $7,500 per annum for up to three years.

Courses eligible

The Bachelor of Nursing degree offered by Swinburne University of Technology.

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Ethel Swinburne Society Scholarship in Nursing, applicants must:

  • Meet the following criteria:
    • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident or Australian permanent resident with Humanitarian Visa
  • Meet the following enrolment criteria​​​​:
    • be a commencing first year student at Swinburne in Semester 1, 2024
    • enrolled full-time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
    • studying on-campus
  • Provide evidence of educational disadvantage. Disadvantage(s) may include: 
    • financial difficulty or low-socio economic status (Centrelink statement, payslips)
    • disability or medical condition
    • relocation from a rural or regional area in order to undertake tertiary study
    • English as a second language
    • identification as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
    • first in family to attend university 
  • Provide a personal statement of 500 words or less, or 2 minute video, outlining:
    • your passion and commitment to study
    • how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals
    • Please upload your video to cloud based storage and provide a link in an MS Word or PDF document. The video must be accessible by anyone - provide any passwords if necessary.
  • Provide a current CV outlining any community participation, extra-curricular activities, service to the community, sporting participation and/or leadership experience
  • Provide a written reference outlining suitability for the scholarship from a person competent to supply a reference such as a community leader or current/past employer.

  • Value

    The scholarship is valued at $7,500 per annum for up to three years, paid bi-annually.

    How to apply

    All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions  page for further information.


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