AHPA (WA Branch) Healthway
Health Promotion Scholarships
Congratulations 2019 recipients: Larissa Perry, Courtney King, Luke Ringin and Sophie van Dam
Want to kick start your career in health promotion?
The Australian Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) in collaboration with Healthway is offering four scholarships during 2019:
One graduate scholarship;
One Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship;
One regional scholarship; and
One of any category.
The scholarships have been successfully administered by AHPA (WA Branch) since 1993, with a total of 64 graduates and 36 Aboriginal people having completed placements in a vast range of health related organisations in the government and not-for-profit sector.
Health agencies and organisations are encouraged to consider the prospect of hosting an applicant in a health promotion position that is funded by the scholarship. Applicants must be supervised by a health professional with health promotion experience and skills within the organisation and undertake tasks of mutual benefit to the professional career of the applicant and the selected organisation. The project can form part of an existing program within an organisation or may be a new initiative where planning has been undertaken. It is essential that the project already has funding as the scholarship only covers the salary (plus 20% on-costs). The applicant should not be expected to source further funding in order to complete the project. Additional funds will not be available from Healthway beyond the scholarship period. For more info, download the 2020 Handbook. To apply, you will need to submit the Application Form and Project Proposal by 5pm, Friday 15 November 2019.
Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:
- Undergraduate or postgraduate student in the final year of a health promotion, health science, preventative health or public health degree at a Western Australian university;
- Completed a tertiary qualification in health promotion, health science, preventative health or public health (e.g. undergraduate or postgraduate degree) at a Western Australian university within the past 12 months; OR
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person wishing to progress into a career in health promotion who either has work or volunteer experience and/or TAFE/University qualifications in Aboriginal health, nursing, youth work, teaching or other related fields.
Each scholarship offered is for a six-month full-time health promotion work placement (part-time options can be negotiated).
Celebrating 21 Years
In 2013, AHPA (WA Branch) and Healthway celebrated 21 years of providing scholarships to the Western Australian community. As part of this celebration a retrospective booklet was developed that showcased the recipients and projects that have been funded over this time.
for a Health Promotion Scholarship
Begin by familiarising yourself with the eligibility criteria, recipient and agency responsibilities, and processes outlined in the 2020 Handbook.
Need help with your application? The AHPA (WA Branch) Scholarships Coordinator can assist by:
- confirming that your application and project meet the eligibility criteria;
- matching an applicant with a host agency;
- matching a host agency with a scholarship applicant.
Contact the Scholarships Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the 2020 Scholarships Program
are due Friday 15 November 2019
the AHPA (WA Branch) Scholarships Coordinator
Wondering if you are eligible for a Health Promotion Scholarship? Or if your project is suitable?
Do you need help finding a host agency? Or an eager graduate/Aboriginal applicant to develop a project with?
Contact the Scholarships Coordinator with a brief outline of your situation using the contact form below.
media and dissemination
AHPA (WA Branch) and Curtin University will again host an Aboriginal Health Promotion Short Course from Monday 2 – Thursday 5 December 2019. This course is offered for FREE for eligible participants, with thanks to generous funding from Healthway and the AHPA (WA Branch). Please view the AHPSC 2019 Flyer for more information and submit your expression of interest using the 2019 AHPSC EOI template by Friday 1 November.
Applications for the 2020 AHPA Scholarships are now open! Please read above on the Apply page for more information and to download the 2020 Handbook.
14 August 2018
Applications for the 2019 Health Promotion Scholarship Program are now open! Download the 2019 Handbook for all the info. Submit your Application Form and Project Proposal by 5pm Friday 16 November 2018.
27 July 2018
Congratulations to the 30 people who travelled from near and far to complete the AHPA (WA Branch) Aboriginal Health Promotion Short Course at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies this week!
30 May 2018
We are very excited to announce that AHPA (WA Branch) and Curtin University will host an Aboriginal Health Promotion Short Course funded by Healthway from Monday 23 -Friday 27 July 2018. Please view the 2018 AHPSC Flyer and submit your expression of interest using the 2018 AHPSC EOI template by Friday 6th July.
28 Mar 2018
Tonight we congratulated the scholarship recipients who completed their scholarships during 2017 at the AHPA (WA Branch) general meeting. Well done to emerging Health Promotion leaders; Alicia King, Kim Carpenter, Ashleigh Parnell, Corie Gray and Catherine Bolton.
15 Mar 2018
Cancer Council WA launched a new Aboriginal cancer resource today on Close the Gap day. The video was made by 2016 scholarship recipient Alicia King and her supervisor Cassandra Clayforth and will assist health professionals who work with Aboriginal communities to increase knowledge about cancer and it’s prevention, screening, early detection, treatment, and support.
21 Feb 2018
The article ‘Twenty years of capacity building and partnership: A case study of a health promotion scholarship program’ has been published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.
14 Feb 2018
We are very pleased to announce the 2018 Scholarship Recipients:
Aboriginal recipient: Suzanne Clews (Child and Adolescent Community Health)
Graduate recipient: Melissa Evans (CERIPH)
Graudate recipient: Shea Hatch (Heart Foundation WA)
Regional recipient: Tori Jamieson (Kimberley Population Health Unit)
10 Jan 2018
The Preliminary Report for 2017 scholarship recipient Corie Gray’s project ‘Barriers to HIV testing among people born in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia’ was released on 1 Dec 2017 (World AIDS Day) on the SiREN website.