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Applications for 2016 Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Now Open

By: Admin | Posted on: 1 Nov 2015

Students from rural and remote locations who are studying pharmacy or are intending to study pharmacy are invited to apply for the Rural Pharmacy Scholarships for 2016.

Supported by the Australian Government and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, applications for the scholarships worth up to $40,000 open on Monday, 26 October 2015 and close 31 January 2016.


Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

The Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme provides financial support to encourage and enable students from rural and remote communities to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy. Up to 30 fulltime scholarships are available annually valued at $10,000 per annum over a four year period ($40,000 per student over a four-year period).

The course of study must lead directly to registration as a pharmacist, and scholarship recipients are encouraged to seek employment in rural and remote areas following graduation. Applicants may be in any year of undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Applications can be made here for the Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme.

Further information can be found at the Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme page


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

Eligible students are also able to apply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarships.

Applications for these scholarships can be made at any time throughout the year. This scheme aims to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study pharmacy at university. Three fulltime scholarships are available annually.

Applications can be made here for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme.

Further information can be found at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme page.


The above scholarships are part of the Rural Support Programmes, established in recognition of the key role pharmacists play in maintaining the health of all Australians. The programs are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement.

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