ADHF First Nations Study Grants open soon for applications

ADHF First Nations Study Grants
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The Australian Dental Health Foundation is offering up to four study grants, worth $5000 each, to students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background who are undertaking a course of study that will lead to registration as a dental hygienist or an oral health therapist.  

The ADHF is a registered charity whose mission is to address the inequality between those Australians who can access the dental care they need, and those who can’t, and as part of fulfilling that mandate, the First Nations Study Grants, previously known as the Indigenous Study Grants, offer students funding that may be used to cover costs of dental equipment, textbooks and to financially support students while they are on placements or living away from home. 

The ADHF Indigenous Study Grants will be open for applications from 1 March 2023 and close on 31 May 2023. Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome in June 2023. 

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • an Australian resident and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background,
  • currently enrolled in a program of study in Australia leading to registration as a dental hygienist or an oral health therapist,
  • able to provide a reference from a representative of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation. 

To apply, complete the application form available on the ADHF website; applications will be reviewed by the ADHF’s review panel.  

For further information, phone 1300 880978 or email

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