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Flinders University The Andrew Thyne Reid Scholarship 2024

The Andrew Thyne Reid Scholarship has been established to encourage high-achieving pre-service Psychology and Social students to complete professional experience placements (PEPs) in rural and remote locations.

Wellbeing and mental health of rural and remote communities is critical and placements in these communities is important to providing students skills and knowledge to assist these communities.

It is recognised that students completing placements in rural or remote areas can encounter significant expenses. This program will reduce the financial burden of PEPs and enable students to develop their skills and enjoy the experience of living in a rural or remote community.

Aim and Benefits 

The Program will support 10 students a year by providing a scholarship of $5,000 per recipient This is intended to cover accommodation, travel, living expenses, and other expenses associated with the placement. It will also provide some compensation for the loss of income and/or the expenses to maintain a home base in Adelaide.

The scholarship will be paid prior to the commencement of the placement.

Requirements 

An applicant must:

  • Be enrolled in a topic that has a continuous placement component of at least 4 weeks in either Psychology or Social Work; and
  • Have satisfied all the compliance requirements for placement eligibility; and
  • Be undertaking the placement in a rural venue as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Areas 2-5, excluding Mount Barker; and
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship and/or anticipated financial disadvantage as a result of undertaking a rural or remote PEP; a statement detailing financial impact from undertaking the placement can be uploaded with the scholarship application. This could be a budget or description of additional costs incurred, such (but not limited to)  accommodation costs of placement, travel costs, loss of income due to not being able to undertake paid work while on placement, clothing required for placement, additional child care costs etc.
  • Be undertaking the placement in a location more than 90 mins travel time from both the student’s semester and permanent home address.

Interview date, Process and Venue 

Selection Criteria

Scholarships will be available within the two areas of Psychology or Social Work.

The scholarship will be assessed based on financial need and academic merit.

Students will be required to provide evidence of financial hardship and/or the financial disadvantage they expect to experience as a direct result of undertaking a rural or remote PEP.

Scholarship selection will be made at the discretion of the selection committee in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work and in accordance with procedures approved by the Director, Student Administration Services.

Application Deadline

May 31, 2024

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online through the Flinders University Student System  by the specified closing date. 

Financial Hardship Form

Submit an application

For more details, visit Flinders University website.

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