Support on offer for future regional dentists and doctors

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Charles Sturt University is helping the next generation of regional dentists and doctors achieve their career goals through a scholarship funded by Westfund.

The Westfund Healthy Futures Scholarship is available to commencing or continuing students at Charles Sturt’s regional campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga.

Students must be studying either a Bachelor of Dental Science or Doctor of Medicine in any year to be eligible for consideration. The scholarship is valued at $10,000, to be paid in two $5000 instalments over one year.

“This is an important and generous scholarship that supports our students and contributes to the healthy future of our regional communities,” Charles Sturt Foundation CEO Sarah Ansell said

“Westfund’s decision to make the scholarship available across all campuses demonstrates an important commitment to both education and regional Australia.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Charles Sturt University for the Healthy Futures Scholarship program,” Westfund chief health care services officer Liz Casmiri added.

“At Westfund Health Insurance, we believe in the power of education and the importance of nurturing the next generation of doctors and dentists. By offering these scholarships, we aim to support talented individuals in pursuing their dreams and making a positive impact on the healthcare industry. 

“This collaboration reinforces our commitment to regional areas, as it brings in new healthcare professionals who will contribute to the wellbeing of communities.”

Continuing students must have a GPA or 4.0 or higher and commencing students need to have an ATAR of 70 or higher.

Applicants must be based in a regional area with a view to working regionally after graduation.

Students must demonstrate their commitment to their discipline with a 500-word answer to the following: ‘I am interested in providing healthcare to regional people because …’

Applications for the Westfund Healthy Futures Scholarship close at 9am on Monday 5 February for continuing and commencing students.

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