- Applications close
- 28 February 2021
What you'll receive
- a six-week clinical placement at a rural/remote hospital or health service (e.g. Weipa Integrated Health Service, Mt Isa Hospital)
- return economy airfare from Brisbane (up to $1,000)
- $75 for airport transfers
- accommodation for the duration of the clinical placement
- a $600 contribution to your living expenses during the clinical placement.
You must be:
- an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or New Zealand citizen
- studying full-time
- enrolled in our Bachelor of Nursing unit Integrated Nursing Practice 5 (NSB335) in Semester 2, 2021.
How to apply
You need to:
- complete the application form:
- provide a written response (1000 words maximum) as outlined in the application form
- attach your full academic record, including a recent transcript of results showing satisfactory progress in your course and your expected date of completion
- attach your current curriculum vitae (CV)
- email your application by 28 February 2021 to Wendy Raitelli with the subject line: 'Rotary Feros Nursing Student Grant'.
What happens next?
We will email you to let you know if you have been shortlisted. Interviews will be held mid-March 2021.
Once you've completed your placement, you must:
- submit a 2-3 page summary of your experience within two weeks
- be available to visit the Toowong, Kenmore and possibly other rotary clubs to report on your experience.
About the scholarship
In 2004, the Rotary Club of Toowong was approached by a final year medical student who requested financial assistance to undertake an elective in Papua New Guinea. The Rotary Club of Toowong Medical Students’ Grant evolved from this request and then became the Rotary Club of Toowong Feros Medical Students’ Grant in honour of club members John and Judy Feros whose dedication and input helped establish the program and set the foundation for its ongoing success.
In 2015, Rotary extended the program, creating the Rotary Feros Nursing Students’ Grants, to fund 2 – 4 third year nursing students from QUT to undertake a clinical practice experience in a remote or Indigenous clinic or hospital in Queensland for six weeks. The aim of the nursing grants is to enable students to learn at first hand the range of health conditions that nursing staff in remote areas routinely manage.