J K O’Brien Scholarship at James Cook University in Australia

The University of James Cook in Australia is proudly offering the J K O’Brien Scholarship Programme for students pursuing 1st year undergraduate degree in the area of health science at the university. This program is only available for Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa.

Scholarship Description
This J K O’Brien Scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of the late Mr O’Brien and donated by his widow. The J K O’Brien Scholarship is to support a student who is active within the community and would benefit from financial assistance to continue their involvement. This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Award Value
The winner of the scholarship may expect to receive $10,000.

Level and Area of Studies
Undergraduate degree in Human health (includes all disciplines under the College of Healthcare Sciences and College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences, but excludes any non‐human sciences like Vet).

Place of Study
The study will be taken at James Cook University in Australia.

Eligibility and Criteria
In order to be eligible to J K O’Brien Scholarship, students must meet the requirements as follow:

  • The applicant must be Australian citizens or New Zealand citizens. Candidate must be in the first year of full-time study in an undergraduate course at Townsville campus. He must be experiencing financial hardship and enrolled in an undergraduate degree in the area of human health.
  • Candidate’s primary residence for 3 out of the last 5 years has been in a remote or rural area of Queensland or Northern Territory as defined by the ASCG category.

Applicants’ Nationality
The citizens of Australia and New Zealand are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
Applicants must submit a written statement containing a description of activities, events or other involvement in the local community of the applicant’s primary place of residence, a written reference from an official involved in the community event or activity, evidence of financial hardship and proof of primary residential address during 3 out of the last 5 years.

Submission Deadline
24 March 2019.

Website and Application Link


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