AMA Indigenous Scholarship - Applications close this weekend

29 Jan 2021

Applications close this Sunday for the 2021 AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship, which provides $10,000 a year to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander medical student.

Over the past 27 years, the Scholarship has supported 30 Indigenous medical students, including Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon, Professor Kelvin Kong.

The 2020 recipient, Lloyd Diggins, was able to use his scholarship to cut down on his working hours, which were restricting his study time outside of classes and his ability to work on country.

“It can be challenging for Aboriginal people to access the long pathway to becoming a doctor but scholarships like this provide opportunities to do so,” Mr Diggins said.

Applicants must be currently enrolled at an Australian medical school, have successfully completed their first year of medicine, and be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background.

Further information and the application form is available at: https://ama.com.au/about/indigenous-medical-scholarship