RFDS Victoria is working to overcome shortages of medical and healthcare professionals in rural and regional Victoria. One way of achieving this is by encouraging young health students from country Victoria to complete their studies and return back to the country to assist improve Victoria's health. The Give Them Wings Scholarship is designed to aid regional and rural Victorian students by assisting them with their study costs.

Scholarships are valued at $3,000 each and contribute towards university living expenses for first year students. Up to four scholarships are available for first year nursing and allied health students. Scholarship recipients are provided with an RFDS experience which includes a day on the road or in the air with the RFDS crew, and are invited to speak at an RFDS event. The Give Them Wings Scholarships are funded by fundraising from the Bayside Auxiliary.

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Scholarships of $3,000. Payment of $2,500 will be presented to the winners at an award ceremony in Richmond, Victoria in June 2019. The remaining $500 will be held by RFDS Victoria in trust to cover any costs associated with delivery of the 'RFDS Experience' including accommodation and presentation related costs. RFDS will forward any unused portion of the withheld amount before June 2020.

RFDS will not disclose any information supplied in this application without written consent of the applicant. The information supplied will only be used for the selection process of this scholarship.

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Give Them Wings Application Form
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Winners of the 2018 Give Them Wings Scholarship