BMA Scholarship Eligibility
BMA Scholarship Committee is responsible for promotion, selection and administration of the BMA scholarship awarded as per the following criteria:
A BMA Scholarship Applicant is eligible to apply if:
25.2.1 They have completed the majority of their secondary schooling in the region of Albury Wodonga and surrounding districts (defined as being the local government areas in New South Wales of Albury, Corowa, Greater Hume, Lockhart, Tumbarumba, Urana and Wagga Wagga and in Victoria of Wodonga, Towong, Alpine, Indigo, Wangaratta and Benalla);
25.2.2 Are Australian citizens; and
25.2.3 They have enrolled in a medical training course in an Australian university, either undergraduate or post-graduate (“an approved course”).
25.3 The decision to award the payment of benefits from the Fund must be based on reasons of merit or equity.
BMA Scholarship Interviews
Interviews will be held in February each year and presentation of scholarship to the successful applicant will be made at BMA Golf Day (or similar event) the date of which is to be advised annually.
Benefits of the BMA Scholarship
The student winner of the BMA Scholarship selected by the committee will receive a sum annually each year of successful completion of their medical course. They are also eligible for subspecialty mentoring, networking and rural exposure. Their obligation is to report in writing back to the BMA each year (as per details below) so their progress can be monitored. Deferral of a year for valid reasons is not reason to cease funding; however failure of a year of medical course will result in cessation of funding. The sum will be determined by the executive annually pending funding. A payment to applicants is dependent on available funds and decision is final by BMA executive.
BMA Scholarship Applicants may receive monies to assist in relocation to a capital city for books and living expenses. They are also eligible for subspecialty mentoring, networking and rural exposure. This payment to non-successful BMA Scholarship applicants is dependent on available funds and the decision made by BMA executive is final.
BMA Scholarship Report
The BMA scholarship report must contain:
Basic demographic and contact details.
A summary of the years of medical schooling completed so far with details of the students past year’s activities.
Comments as to how the students thinks they may contribute to the Albury Wodonga Region if they were to return in the future.
Details of how much contact the student has had with their local mentor. Comments as to whether there is anything the Border Medical Association could do to assist the student in the coming year.
Notice of the BMA Scholarship is through schools, via the BMA website, and in the Border Mail. The date will be available on the website later in the year.