Inspiro scholarships open for students studying health

Inspiro's 2021 scholarship recipients Ellie Davis and Belinda Battey. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Mount Evelyn residents who will be pursuing a health course in 2022 are encouraged to apply for the next round of grants from community health service Inspiro.

For over 15 years Inspiro has been awarding Yarra Ranges students with scholarships to the value of $22,500 to who are undertaking tertiary health science courses, to inspire the next generation of health professionals.

“For the seventeenth year, we’re giving back to young brilliant people who are already giving back to the community. We find these people absolutely inspiring,” Chair of Inspiro’s Community Advisory Group and Scholarship Panel Hamish Russel said.

To be eligible, applicants must live in the Yarra Ranges shire area and currently be undertaking or enrolled to commence tertiary studies in an accredited health science course at an Australian university or through the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system.

Inspiro is encouraging all Yarra Ranges students studying an accredited health science course to consider applying.

The range of courses counted under the ‘health science’ umbrella is broad and may include dentistry, occupational therapy, medicine, speech therapy, psychology, podiatry and many more.

Judges are looking for applicants who show determination and commitment to their studies and the health and wellbeing of the community. Many recipients contribute to the community in several ways, including volunteering and other essential unpaid community roles.

Last year’s winner Ellie is undertaking a Bachelor of Exercise Sports Science while donating time to a youth camp and swimming school.

“This scholarship allows me to purchase textbooks, equipment and additional certifications and helps relieve financial stress as I work, study and complete placement,” she said.

Inspiro’s scholarships make an enormous difference to the lives of recipients, and many go on to work at Inspiro and other local health services.

Applications for Inspiro’s Health Scholarship are now open. All entries must be in by Thursday March 17, 2022 at 4pm.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found at: