Health Promotion Scholarships

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Health Promotion Scholarships



Congratulations 2023 recipients Tyara Aung, Tiffany King and Eliza Lock.  



the Health Promotion Scholarships

Want to kick start your career in health promotion?



The scholarships have been successfully administered by AHPA (WA Branch) since 1993, with a total of 79 graduates and 40 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. 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. Each scholarship offered is for a six-month full-time health promotion work placement (part-time options can be negotiated). 



If you would like to apply for a scholarship, or are interested in hosting a scholarship recipient in 2024, please join the AHPA WA Branch for updates or email to be notified of the opening of applications for the 2024 scholarships program. 






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.


Download our 21 Years of Scholarships Booklet










for a Health Promotion Scholarship

2024 Scholarship Program to be announced


To be alerted when 2024 applications open, email


2023 Scholarships Program – Applications extended to November


The Australian Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) is now taking applications for the 2023 Scholarships Program. The Scholarships Program is funded by Healthway and offers five six-month workplace scholarships starting in February 2023 under the following categories: 


  • Two graduate scholarships;
  • One Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship;
  • One regional scholarship (graduate and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) and;
  • One scholarship of any category


Getting started


Please read the eligibility criteria, recipient and agency responsibilities, and processes outlined in the 2023 Handbook and the 2023 Project Proposal and 2023 Application Form


Get in contact with the Scholarships Coordinator, Corie, on to discuss project ideas and eligibility.


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.


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.


For all enquiries, please contact the Scholarships Coordinator at 





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 Corie, Scholarships Coordinator with any queries on 








media and dissemination

Congratulations to 2022 Scholarship Recipients

2022 recipients Emily Munro, Rachel Radcliffe and Zoe Allnutt have all completed their scholarships. To read more about their projects please click on the link on their names.


Health Promotion Short Course for Aboriginal Health Practitioners – Rescheduled

AHPA (WA Branch) and Curtin University will again host a Health Promotion Short Course for Aboriginal Health Practitioners (HPSC4AHP) from Monday 27 November – Friday 2 December 2022. This course is offered for FREE for eligible participants, with thanks to generous funding from Healthway and the AHPA (WA Branch). Please view the HPSC4AHP Flyer Nov Dec 2022 for more information and submit your expression of interest using the expression of interest form by Friday 11 November 2022.


Healthway 30th Anniversary

The AHPA Scholarships program has been proudly funded by Healthway since 1993. If you are interested to find out where a scholarship can take you, please watch this short video interview with Melissa Ledger from Cancer Council WA, speaking about her experiences as an AHPA Graduate Scholarship Recipient in 1999, as part of Healthway’s 30-year anniversary:


February 2020

Congratulations to 2020 Recipients: Stephanie Maher, Alisha Davis, Travis Talbott and Rachael Laing.


September 2019

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.


February 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients Larissa Perry, Courtney King, Luke Ringin and Sophie van Dam.


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! 


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. 


March 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. 


February 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.


February 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) 


January 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.