Last chance to apply for the Medich Foundation's Elizabeth H. Blackburn Western Sydney Scholarship!
Applications close 5pm, Monday 8 February 2016.
The Medich Foundation’s Elizabeth H. Blackburn Western Sydney Scholarship aims to provide support and encouragement for students wishing to pursue a career in a medical field, such as medical science, medical research or medicine. The scholarship is named in honour of Professor Elizabeth H. Blackburn who was born in Tasmania and went on to be awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. As a child, Professor Blackburn was inspired by Marie Curie and by her late teens knew that she wanted to study science. Professor Blackburn studied physics at her local public school in Tasmania in the evening, as this was not offered at the girls’ school she was attending.
This prestigious and highly competitive scholarship, awarded in honour of Professor Blackburn, is designed to encourage excellence in a field related to medicine. A bursary amount of the $2,250 will be paid to in both Year 11 and 12 to help the student with resources relevant to improving their educational outcomes.
If you are in Year 11 this year and are interested in pursuing a career in the medical sciences, don't miss out on this opportunity!
Mahnoor Mushtaq, one of our 2015 Medich Foundation Scholars, describes the opportunity here.