J K O’Brien Scholarship for Health Sciences at James Cook University, AU

Closing date: Closed


This scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of the late Mr O’Brien and donated by his widow.  The scholarship is to support a student who is active within the community and would benefit from financial assistance to continue their involvement.

Student type: Domestic students(Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa) are eligible for this scholarship program.

Level of study: Undergraduate 

Study area: Human health

Scholarship value: $10,000 


  • I am a domestic student, i.e. Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa;
  • I am In my first year of full time study in an undergraduate course at Townsville campus;
  • I am experiencing financial hardship;
  • I am enrolled in an undergraduate degree in the area of human health (this 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); and
  • My 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 (RA4 – RA5).

How to apply:  

  • A written statement (no more than 500 words) containing a description of activities, events or other involvement in the local community of the applicants primary place of residence;
  • a written reference from an official involved in the community event or activity;
  • evidence of financial hardship (see Examples of supporting Documentation); and
  • proof of primary residential address during 3 out of the last 5 years.

More info->https://www.jcu.edu.au/[email protected]/search/j-k-obrien-scholarship-for-health-sciences