OPWC Aged Care Scholarship


Enrolled Nurse members of the Association are invited to apply for an OPWC Aged Care Scholarship.

The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association is pleased to announce the final round of the Old People’s Welfare Council (OPWC) Scholarships has now opened for application.

This scholarship is available to any Enrolled Nurse who meets the eligibility criteria.

The scholarship will provide a one-off sum of $2,000 to an Enrolled Nurse working in aged care who is undertaking the Bachelor of Nursing qualification. One scholarship to the value of $2,000 is available.

Who May Apply (Eligibility Criteria):

  1. Enrolled nurses who are undertaking the Bachelor of Nursing qualification (online, in person or blended);
  2. You must be currently working in aged care;
  3. A financial member of the NSWNMA;
  4. You must be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia;
  5. The scholarship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents;
  6. Applicants who have received a scholarship from any source within the last 3 years are not eligible to apply (with the exception of recipients of the 2020 OPWC Scholarship who received access to the ANMF online Aged Care Training Room);
  7. Applicants who are receiving financial support or assistance from their employer or any other source, to undertake the Bachelor of Nursing qualification are not eligible to apply.

To apply:

  1. Complete the OPWC Scholarship Application Form (download and save the application form to your computer then complete).
  2. Agree to the Terms as set out in the OPWC Scholarships Information and Terms.
  3. Email your completed application and all supporting documentation to ed*******@ns****.au by 5pm, 31 May 2021. Applications received after this will not be considered (hand-written applications will not be accepted).
  4. Attach with the application form, a copy of your current enrolment for 2021. If enrolment confirmation isn’t available when you apply, please submit a brief letter showing your intention to enrol. Funds will not be provided to the successful applicant until evidence of enrolment is received.
  5. Attach with the application form, a letter from your employer on letterhead confirming, your name, employment status, how long you have been employed in this position, confirmation that they are not providing any financial support to the applicant, and a brief statement outlining their support for you in applying for this scholarship.
  6. If your application is successful, the Association will make a formal offer to you.

Promotional Flyer: OPWC Scholarship Flyer
Telephone: 1300 367 962 or (02) 8595 1234

The Scholarship program is due to a generous grant by the Old Peoples Welfare Council Ltd to the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association. The Scholarships aim to enhance the care of older people by supporting the undertaking of further studies by nurses who would then apply their learning in their aged care work.


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