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Who is it for?

Postgraduate coursework

Where is it available?


How is it paid?

$13,882.50 Per Semester


The 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 apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • 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.
  • Not be receiving other scholarships in the same year as Carol Friday Scholarship

Recipients of the scholarship shall be selected by the University based on their:

  • 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

Recipient obligations

  • Recipients of the scholarship must maintain enrolment in their postgraduate degree for the duration of the scholarship and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • If the student is permitted by the university to undertake an intermission of their enrolment, their scholarship may also be intermittent at the discretion of the Department and the course coordinator, La Trobe University.
  • Students are required to declare any other scholarships they may receive at any time whilst in receipt of this scholarship.
  • A scholarship may be terminated by the University, in consultation with the Department where a student fails or does not, for any reason, satisfactorily complete the requirements of Master of Nursing in Child, Family and Community.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, please click on the link below:

Application form

Who to contact for further information

Scholarships Office,