Rural Clinical School

Scholarships and Awards

Tulip fields at Table Cape

The Rural Clinical School (RCS) offers additional support to students through Scholarships and Awards based in the North West.

Students enjoying a break on the balcony of RCS Year 4 Students (2010)

GPNW Simon Monks Memorial Award for Excellence in General Practice

This Award honours the memory of Dr Simon Monks by acknowledging excellence in General Practice by a fourth year RCS medical student. Dr Monks was a highly respected partner at the East Devonport Medical Centre and a General Practice North West (GPNW) Board member who was actively involved in teaching and mentoring RCS students prior to his sudden and unexpected death in 2007. The Award is supported by Dr Monk's family. GPNW - now known as Tasmania Medicare Local - works with the RCS in selecting the annual recipient.

Amount: $3,000
Applications: Requests for nominations are sent to GP Clinics twice a year.
Information: Ms Therese Evans, Manager – Community Engagement. Ph: +61 3 6430 4555 or Email: therese.evans@utas.edu.auSimon Monks Memorial Award winner 2013 Chase Medwin

Rotary Club of Burnie Scholarship in Rural Medicine

The inaugural Rotary Club of Burnie Scholarship in Rural Medicine is awarded to a Year 4 Rural Clinical School medical student.  The Rotary Club scholarship is offered to a student commencing the final two years of clinical studies in the MBBS at the University of Tasmania's Rural Clinical School.

The Rotary Club generously provides the scholarship to encourage and support a student with an interest in rural medicine to study at the Rural Clinical School.  The $5000 scholarship is offered over a two-year period and in addition to financial support, the Club will provide honorary club membership and offer to mentor the recipient during their studies in North West Tasmania.

Amount: $2,500 per annum
Applications: This scholarship has been awarded for 2014/15.
Information:  Ms Therese Evans, Manager – Community Engagement. Ph: 6430 4555 or Email: therese.evans@utas.edu.au

The Rotary Club of Wynyard Scholarship in Rural Medicine

The Rotary Club of Wynyard offer this scholarship to a student commencing the final two years of clinical studies in the MBBS at the Rural Clinical School bi-annually. The scholarship aims to encourage and support a student with an interest in rural medicine to study at the RCS. The scholarship is offered over a two-year period, subject to the recipient's satisfactory performance, and is valued at $2,500 per annum.

Amount: $2,500 per annum
Applications: This scholarship has been awarded for 2013/14.
Information:  Ms Therese Evans, Manager – Community Engagement. Ph: 6430 4555 or Email: therese.evans@utas.edu.auRotary Club of Wynyard Scholarship in Rural Medicine 2013

Elite Scholarship

The University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) and RCS, in collaboration with the Graduate Research Office at the University of Tasmania, are offering six Elite Research Scholarships for potential applicant to undertake PhD research in rural health arena. The Elite Research Scholarship is valued at $30K per annum, tax-free, and is available for three years, with a possible six-month extension.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must enrol with the UDRH and undertake research which focuses on rural or remote health.  

Information about Elite Research Scholarship is available at the Elite Research Scholarships website.

UTAS Scholarships

In addition to these scholarships through at the RCS there is information on other scholarships available through UTAS.