Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate

Student type

Current students

Study area

Health and community

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications close
20 February 2022

What you'll receive

You will receive:

  • a six-week clinical placement at a rural/remote hospital or health service (*Subject to covid restrictions)
  • $1650 in funds provided by Rotary to be solely used for transport to, from and during the clinical placement (this may include airfares, ferries, airport transfers and/or petrol) as well as accommodation and living expenses during the placement. These funds will be transferred during the first week of the placement.

Eligibility

You must be:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or New Zealand citizen
  • studying full-time
  • enrolled in a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (XN45), fourth year units:
    • XNB444 Clinical Practice in Nutrition & Dietetics – Medical Nutrition Therapy (Ambulatory)
    • XNB445 Clinical Practice in Nutrition & Dietetics – Medical Nutrition Therapy (Acute)
    • XNB446 Clinical Practice in Nutrition & Dietetics – Community and Public Health Nutrition
    • XNB447 Clinical Practice in Nutrition & Dietetics – Foodservice Management

How to apply

What happens next?

We will email you to let you know if you have been shortlisted. It is anticipated that interviews will be held weeks commencing 21 February and 28 February 2022.

If you are awarded the grant, you will be required to submit a 2-page report to Rotary, and make a presentation at a Rotary Club about your experience.

*Please note placements in rural areas may become affected by covid restrictions this semester. This page will be updated if there is any change to the rollout of this clinical placement program.

Conditions

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 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 2021, Rotary extended the program, creating the Rotary Feros Dietetic Student Grants, to fund two fourth year dietetics students from QUT to undertake a clinical practice experience in a remote or Indigenous clinic or hospital in Queensland. The aim of the Rotary Feros Dietetic Student Grants is to enable students to learn firsthand, the range of health conditions that dieticians in remote areas routinely manage.

Contact us

Faculty of Health Engagement

Phone
3138 8210
Email
health.engage@qut.edu.au

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