Carol Friday Scholarship

Status:       Opening Date: To be announced27/01/2017       Closing Date: To be announced21/04/2017

DET logoThe Department of Education and Training recognises the importance of supporting nurses registered as both nurses and midwives working in the Victorian Health Sector who wish to extend their existing academic qualifications by obtaining a post graduate qualification in the field of maternal and child health.

Carol Friday was a strong advocate and champion of the Victorian maternal and child health sector, having worked to improve nursing conditions and practiced as secretary of the MCH (now VAHCHN) special interest group in the late 1980's.

In honour of Carol Friday, who passed away in tragic circumstances with her son, the Department of Education and Training is dedicating this scholarship for a fully funded place in the Master of Nursing in Child, Family and Community at La Trobe University.

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to be considered for this scholarship you should:

  • be registered as both a Division 1 nurse and midwife with AHPRA
  • be currently enrolled in, and have successfully completed a minimum of 60 credit points towards, the Master of Nursing in Child, Family and Community Nursing at La Trobe
  • have achieved a minimum WAM of 70% to date
  • be an Australian citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa
  • be a resident of Victoria.

The successful student will be selected on the basis of:

  • a personal statement demonstrating an interest in and commitment to maternal and child health
  • references from individuals or organisations qualified to support the personal statement
  • academic achievement.




Current postgraduate coursework students


  • Melbourne


  • Science Health and Engineering
  • SHE Nursing and Midwifery

How are successful applicants selected?

  • Service to the Community
  • High academic achievement


Duration of course

How can I apply

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the application form and return by the closing date.

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Unit