Ida West Aboriginal Health Scholarship

Ida West Health Scholarship

To pay tribute to the life and work of Aunty Ida, the Department of Health administers an annual scholarship in her name. The Ida West Aboriginal Health Scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal students completing a formal qualification at university or vocational education (such as TAFE) in a health and or human services related field.

If you are planning to commence or continue study in a health or human services related field, you may be eligible.

Scholarships are awarded each year with a maximum value of $5 000 per year of required study, up to a total maximum value of $15 000 for each scholarship.

2021 Scholarships

The Ida West Aboriginal Health Scholarship applications for 2021 open on Saturday 28 November 2020, closing Friday 22 January 2021.

Scholarship guidelines and the application form can be accessed below:

2018 Scholarship Recipients

2018 Scholarships Recipients Ida West

Photo: Former Minister for Health, Michael Ferguson, with 2018 recipients Melissa Smith, Makenzie Adams, Amelia Tulip and Assoc. Prof. Francine Douce, Chief Nurse and Midwife. *Picture before COVID-19

A Presentation Ceremony was held at Parliament House on the 5 July 2018 for the recipients and attended by family, friends, members of the West family, local members of parliament, and Department of Health representatives.