$20,000 Flinders University 2023 Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship

Written by David on February 12, 2023

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    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
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    Flinders University 2022 Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship  

Both Drs. Mary Calthorpe and George Wong are now retired ophthalmologists, and they have set up an endowed fund to grant scholarships to students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background who are studying in medicine.

To better meet the needs of Native American communities, the Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship was established to attract more Native American students to the field of medicine. If funds remain, a new scholarship can be offered annually.


About the Scholarship Provider:

Flinders University is a good example of a modern university because it is forward-thinking, focuses on students, and helps them get jobs. At Flinders University, taking risks with your future means doing more than what is expected. You can find everything you need to do well in your studies right here at the university. Flinders University is one of the best examples of a 21st-century university in every way. It is in the top 2% of universities around the world. At Flinders, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and study with people who are just as interested in learning as you are and will push you to learn more. Having a creative, ambitious, and entrepreneurial mind, as well as the ability to come up with ground-breaking new ideas. All of us at Flinders University are very interested in what you’ve done and use it as a measure of how well we’re doing ourselves. We are so happy to have been named Australia’s best place for recent college graduates to find work.

Our degrees are accredited in their fields, and they come with things like internships, practicums, and mentorship programs to help you go from being a student to a working professional. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings put Flinders University at number 43 in Asia Pacific and number 271 in the world as a whole (THE World University Rankings 2020). As we grow, we want to make a bigger international impact by coordinating research and teaching across borders and keeping close ties with business and industry partners and local communities everywhere we work.

Degrees from Flinders University are respected all over the world and are recognized by the top academic and professional groups. This means that graduates can look forward to having successful careers in their chosen fields. Flinders University has strong business ties with companies like CISCO and BAE Systems. Internships with these companies are a great way to get real-world experience and stay on the cutting edge of your field. The main campus of Flinders University is in Bedford Park, which is in the middle of Adelaide. It has modern buildings and state-of-the-art amenities, as well as great views of the coast and easy access to major shopping areas, the central business district, and nearby beaches. The Student Hub and Plaza will cost $63 million and be part of the project. It will have places to study, shops, cafes, and a bar. The Flinders Village is set to become a thriving urban center because it has cutting-edge research facilities, exciting cultural offerings, and exciting shopping options. Since helping students and doing well in school go hand in hand, it is important to Flinders University that our students have access to a wide range of resources.

You can get help settling in at Flinders University and in the city of Adelaide, where there are many international services and activities. Our world-class international student support services will be there for you from the moment you arrive until the day you graduate. More than 90% of international students at Flinders University are happy with the services we offer, which shows how hard we work to give great service. As part of the Flinders Village project, a new train line and station will be built next to our teaching hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, in 2020. Students, businesses, and people in the area will be able to get to the city in just 22 minutes. This will cut travel time and costs by a lot. The main campus of Flinders is in Bedford Park, which is about 12 km south of Adelaide’s city center. This high, wide spot has great views of the city and the water.


Modern buildings on campus are surrounded by beautiful landscaping with native Australian plants and a lake. The Bedford Park campus of Flinders University is a great place to study because it combines natural beauty with modern conveniences. Adelaide is consistently ranked as one of the most affordable and best places to live in the world. This is because it has a lot of parks and green spaces, a diverse city life, high-quality cafés and restaurants, and is close to award-winning wine regions (Global Liveability Study 2016). All Flinders University students have access to a lot of academic and personal help that is meant to make their time there as good as possible.

We are committed to improving the student experience at Flinders University in a number of ways, such as by offering a wide range of high-quality food and other retail services, health and wellbeing resources and programs, student grants, career and financial counseling, and a large number of social opportunities meant to bring students together and help them get the most out of their time at Flinders. The new Flinders Train Station, which is set to be finished in 2020, will connect the main campus of the University to the Tonsley innovation zone and the city center of Adelaide. As of this year, the Flinders Village development is putting up new research facilities, student housing, cafes, shops, and other community amenities in the area’s busy urban core.


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Scholarship Sponsor(s): Flinders University

Scholarship Country: Australia

Scholarship Worth: $20,000

Study Level:Postgraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • Awardees will earn $20,000 per year for up to four years, contingent upon maintaining good academic progress. Fortnightly payments will be made.
  • Scholarship duration: The award period is four years, provided that the recipient maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress. In special cases, a one-year extension may be granted.


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Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • Candidates for scholarships must meet the following requirements:
  • Be enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program at Flinders University; Be able to demonstrate financial hardship; And Be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; And Identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; And Be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived; And
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships will collaborate with Yunggorendi Student Services and the College of Medicine and Public Health to make the final selection.
  • The following factors will be considered in awarding the Scholarship:
  • The importance of having money to live on
  • a proven interest in practicing medicine in a rural or urban underserved area, preferably one that serves Indigenous peoples.



The Flinders University 2023 Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship is open to all International Students


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

  • To be considered, applications must be received through the Flinders University Student System by the application deadline.
  • In order to apply, you’ll need to provide the following materials:
  • Those who claim eligibility must provide proof that they are receiving a Commonwealth Income Support payment. You can do this by providing a copy of your most recent Income Statement from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), showing that you are currently receiving government means tested payments.
  • Download the Financial Hardship Form below if you are not currently receiving a Commonwealth Income Support payment as mentioned above.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for Flinders University 2023 Calthorpe Wong Indigenous Medical Scholarship  is March 8, 2023.


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