Gwen Saunders Memorial Bursary

Updated: about 11 hours ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 26 Feb 2023


This bursary was established as a trust fund by the late Mr Walter Schnock to honour the memory of Ms Gwen Saunders. Ms Saunders trained as a podiatrist and was involved as a member of the National Society of Chiropodists, which was to become the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic). She then served 20 years on the Council of that organisation. Her area of interest and expertise was in the field of education. She was also appointed to the Academic Committee of the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences to promote the inclusion of the podiatry course as part of their academic syllabus. It was ultimately adopted as the prototype for the degree that now exists at La Trobe University. For more than thirty years Ms Saunders was in charge of the Diabetic Foot Clinic at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and later was in private practice.

Are you eligible to apply?
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be a first year Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours) student
  • Be from a rural or regional area

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:
  • submission of the application form and supporting documentation.

Academic merit is not a criterion for the award.

The value of the award is $1000 and will be paid into your bank account at the end of the selection process. This bursary does not specify how the money is to be used therefore it is at the discretion of the student.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,

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