COUNTRY Victorian health students are invited to apply for four scholarships to help make the transition to university.The scholarships, from the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Rural Health Workforce Australia, are worth $2,500 each and include experience with the Flying Doctors.
The aim is to support young first-year students making the transition to university.
The scholarship program was launched last year and the winners were Ella Bouman, a nursing student from Panmure near Warrnambool and Kara Hazelman, a physiotherapy student from Kyabram.
Rural Health Workforce Australia chief executive officer Greg Sam said encouraging more country students to pursue health careers in rural and remote Australia would help with Australia's shortages of health professionals.
"These scholarships will help because students from a rural background are more likely to return to the country once they graduate,'' Mr Sam said.
Applications are available at www.rhwa.org.au/GiveThemWings