Applications for the 2020 Give Them Wings scholarships are open until 31 March 2020. 

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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Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview at the RFDS Victoria Richmond office. Payment of $2,500 will be presented to the winners at an award ceremony in Richmond, Victoria on May 27 2020. The remaining $500 will be held by RFDS Victoria in trust to cover any costs associated with delivery of the 'RFDS Experience'. RFDS will forward any unused portion of the withheld amount before June 2021.

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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Winners of the 2018 Give Them Wings Scholarship