The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced the recipients of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme
This year two students have been awarded the prestigious scholarship and will receive funding assistance during their time at university.
The two students are Maree Perry (Queensland University of Technology) and Emma Sampson (University of Newcastle).
Scholarship holders receive $15,000 each year, for up to four years of study, to help cover the costs associated with study.
National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, George Tambassis, says scholarship holders receive financial and mentoring support to ensure they get the most out of their university studies.
“The mentoring program not only helps the students develop a learning plan, but it provides support to students outside of the university environment,” he says.
“It’s an important tool for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake studies in pharmacy at university.”
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme provides incentives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to undertake training in pharmacy and is funded under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement.
It was established in recognition of the key role pharmacists play in providing improved, culturally appropriate pharmacy services to better meet the needs of their local Indigenous communities and patients, as well as maintaining the health of all Australians.
Currently the Pharmacy Guild of Australia still has one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship available.
The Rural and Indigenous Workforce team at the Pharmacy Guild of Australia are interested in talking with students who are thinking about or are currently studying their Bachelor or Master of Pharmacy and may wish to examine this opportunity. Interested students can contact the Guild’s 6CPA Support on 1300 555 262 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement.