Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

Health and community

Eligibility criteria



Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications close
13 February 2022

What you'll receive

You'll receive $10,000, paid in two instalments over one year.

We'll also help you to:

  • make contact with rural networks to take part in activities that maintain or develop ties to rural Australia
  • connect with a rural nurse mentor, where appropriate.


You must be:

  • a female Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled or have submitted an application prior to the scholarship application closing date for postgraduate study in NS80 Master of Advanced Practice Nursing or NS88 Master of Nurse Practitioner
  • committed to working in rural and remote areas of Australia currently or in the future.

Previous award recipients may apply.

How to apply

Complete and submit the application form:

Also attach the following documents:

  • your current curriculum vitae (CV).
  • a certified copy of your academic record if your studies were not at QUT.

Phone 3138 8210 for more information about the application process.

What happens next?

We will shortlist applications and anticipate holding interviews in the week commencing 21 February 2022. We will notify you of the outcome of your application.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • academic merit
  • your commitment to working in rural and remote areas of Australia currently or in the future
  • financial need.

Preference will be given to candidates from rural or regional Australia who would not be able to study without financial assistance.


You must remain enrolled in one of the eligible courses to keep your scholarship.

About the scholarship

The Ron Macnamara Rural Nursing Scholarship aims to foster the further education of female advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners, with a view to making a difference to the future of rural and remote Australia.

Ms Laurie Cowled honours her late husband, Ron Macnamara, who passed away in February 2005, by offering The Ron Macnamara Rural Nursing Scholarship.

Contact us

Faculty of Health Engagement

3138 8210

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