Maggie Grant Wronski Memorial Bursary

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Maggie Grant-Wronski Memorial Bursary

The Bursary was established in 2015 by the family, friends and colleagues of Maggie Grant-Wronski and by the James Cook University Medical Students’ Association (JCUMSA). The Bursary will assist a 3rd year student to undertake an approved elective placement in a rural / remote Indigenous community.. This Bursary is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Student TypeUndergraduate, 2nd year
Area of StudyBachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Total Value$2,500
Duration1 year
Closing DateExtended to 5pm Friday 19 August 2016

Am I eligible?


If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am an Australian citizen, holder of a permanent visa; New Zealand citizen or International.
  • I am enrolled in the second study period of Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in the year that the applications are due; and
  • I will successfully complete Year 2.

What would I receive?


If you are a successful applicant of this bursary you will receive $2,500 for one or such amount as the Selection Committee determine from time to time.

How do I apply?


Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below.
Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents with their application form::

  • A written statement of no more than 1000 words addressing:
    • your interest / suitability to undertake an approved elective placement in a rural / remote community with a substantial Indigenous population.
    • Benefits of such a placement to you and for your career
    • Potential of the placement to provide opportunities to share knowledge, experience and connections with the College of Medicine and Dentistry and JCU
  • Confirmation of your ability to undertake this placement in Year 3 and provide a written report and/or oral presentation on your return.

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What happens now?


Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Nature of the Bursary

The value of the bursary shall be $2,500 for one year or such amount as the Selection Committee determine from time to time.

Eligibility Criteria


The Bursary shall be open to competition among applicants who:

  • Are enrolled in the second study period of Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in the year that the applications are due; and
  • Are able to successfully complete Year 2.

Selection Criteria


The Selection Criteria are:

  • The student’s interest / suitability to undertake an approved elective placement in a rural / remote community with a substantial Indigenous population.
  • Benefits of such a placement for the student and their career
  • Potential of the placement to provide opportunities to share knowledge, experience and connections with the College of Medicine and Dentistry and JCU
  • Applicant’s confirmation of ability to undertake this placement in Year 3 and provide a written report and/or oral presentation on their return

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than 5pm on Friday of Week 3 in Study Period 2 of MBBS 2.

  • Applicants must submit with the official form: 4.1 A written statement of no more than 1000 words addressing the selection criteria (outlined in 2.1 above);
  • Their curriculum vitae; and
  • Confirmation of their ability to undertake this placement in year 3 of the MBBS and provide a written report and/or oral presentation upon their return; and
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.
  • Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.
  • The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Selection Process

The award of the bursary shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Head of the MBBS program (Chair) or nominee,
  • College of Medicine and Dentistry (CMD) Indigenous Academic staff member or nominee,
  • James Cook University Medical Students’ Association (JCUMSA) Representative
  • Other members deemed appropriate, as determined by the Chair.

The Selection Committee reserves the right:

  • not to award a bursary in any year if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is no candidate of sufficient merit to warrant an award;
  • to award a bursary for a period of one or more years; and
  • to extend a bursary for the existing recipient.

The Selection Committee will require applicants to undertake an interview as part of their application.
The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the bursary.

Conditions of the Bursary


The requirements of the bursary shall not make the awarding of the bursary conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.

If the holder of an award fails to comply with any of these provisions or any provision relating to a particular award or with any conditions imposed under these provisions or the provisions relating to a particular award, the Council may terminate the award or withhold any further enrolments or take such action as it may deem necessary to enforce compliance with the provision or performance of the condition by the holder.

A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Complaints Policy and Procedures

The requirements of the bursary shall not make the awarding of the bursary conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.

In the event that the recipient suspends their study, the bursary shall be suspended.

Administration of the Bursary

The bursary shall be administered by the Scholarships Office on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds of the bursary shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the officer of the University charged with administering the bursary.

Where there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to the annual income from the fund.

Income from a fund not expended on the award which it maintains, shall be added to and become part of the fund.

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for that benefit or obligation.

Definitions

Unless there appears a contrary intention in these rules:
“academic institution” includes University, Technical and Further Education College, private education provider, secondary school and any other institution that undertakes teaching or research;
“academic record” means the official records of the University, or any other academic institution that details the levels of academic achievement attained by the person whose academic record it is;
“award” means the scholarship;
“awardee” means the recipient of a scholarship; and
“candidate” means the person applying for the scholarship
Scholarships for the purpose of these guidelines exclude scholarships for project and stipend support of research higher degree students