The RFDS in VIC
Give Them Wings Scholarships
Recruiting and retaining allied health professionals in rural areas is a long-standing problem in Australia and overseas, and strategic action is required to grow and better equip Victoria’s rural workforce.
In active recognition of this problem, RFDS Victoria offers rural students support through the Give Them Wings Scholarships. Since 2010, these scholarships have been awarded annually to first year university students from regional and rural Victoria who are studying nursing or allied health.
Each scholarship is currently valued at $4,000 to assist with university expenses, and also includes the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Flying Doctor – either on the road or in the air.
Funding for the Give Them Wings Scholarships is provided through the fundraising efforts of the RFDS Bayside Auxiliary and sponsorship from Cooper Energy.
Applications for the 2021 Give Them Wings Scholarships open this March. For eligibility criteria, please click here.