In 2020/ 2021, the ACM Victoria Branch is offering two full-member scholarships, three Undergraduate Scholarships.

  • Margaret Mabbitt Scholarship  1x $2,000
  • Margaret Peters Scholarship 1x $2,000
  • Undergraduate (‘Pre-Registration’) Scholarships 3x $750
  • Margaret Mabbitt Scholarship 2020/ 2021 - $2000

The purpose of this Scholarship is to provide Victoria Branch members with financial assistance to undertake further studies (up to $2,000).

This scholarship honours Margaret Mabbitt, a Victorian midwife who was active within her professional bodies and served at Royal Women's Hospital for 32 years. In 2009 Margaret was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for service to nursing as a midwife, and to the Royal Women's Hospital. She is a Life Member of ACM and a Life Governor of The Royal Women's Hospital. In naming this scholarship after her we honour her commitment and contribution to the Australian midwifery community and the families we care for.

Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship you must:

  • be a current ACM and Victoria Branch member (you are not eligible to apply if you are a member of the Gippsland branch),
  • have been a full member of ACM for at least the previous two years; the exception is if you are a student or graduate member of ACM
  • have not defaulted on the terms and conditions of an ACM scholarship previously awarded
  • provide details of any other financial support, paid leave or other benefits received in relation to the activity or project aligned to the scholarship application

Terms and Conditions

  • Recipients of the Margaret Mabbitt Scholarship are required to speak at an ACM Victorian Branch official function (e.g. Members Meeting, State Conference, Regional Seminar Days or IMD event) on their research findings, project outcomes or other learnings for dissemination among ACM members. This presentation will take place in the year after the scholarship is awarded (i.e. 2020 recipients will be expected to speak in 2021).
  • Proof of enrolment in a program relevant to midwifery practice
    • A 300-word response to the following question: ‘How will your participation in this education program impact on your practice as a midwife?’

To apply, you will need to submit your completed application form, upload a current resume and supporting documents where applicable via the ACM Scholarships Portal.

Scholarship Policy Application   Form 

If you have any queries, please contact us.

Closing date: Friday, 21st May 2021.

  • Margaret Peters Scholarship 2020/ 2021 - $2000

 

This scholarship honours Margaret Peters, who is responsible for the establishment of ACM and whose contribution to midwifery on the world stage is significant. Together with Pam Hayes (NSW) she established the fledgling group of state based associations that became the 'College'. Along the way Margaret held the offices of inaugural College President and Board member, as well serving on the board of ICM for 12 years, 9 of them as president. 

In 1985 Margaret was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to nursing, particularly midwifery education and practice. She is a Distinguished Fellow and life member of the College. In naming this scholarship after her we honour her leadership in the Australian Midwifery Community and the wider community.

Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship you must:

  • be a current ACM and Victoria Branch member (you are not eligible to apply if you are a member of the Gippsland branch),
  • have been a full member of ACM for at least the previous two years; the exception is if you are a student or graduate member of ACM
  • have not defaulted on the terms and conditions of an ACM scholarship previously awarded
  • provide details of any other financial support, paid leave or other benefits received in relation to the activity or project aligned to the scholarship application

Terms and Conditions

  • Recipients of the Margaret Peters Scholarship are required to speak at an ACM Victorian Branch official function (e.g. Members Meeting, State Conference, Regional Seminar Days or IDM event) on their learnings from the professional development activity for dissemination among ACM members. This presentation will take place in the year after the scholarship is awarded (i.e. 2020 recipients will be expected to speak in 2021).
  • The applicant must submit a 300-word response to the following question: ‘How will your participation in this activity benefit midwifery in Victoria?’

To apply, you will need to submit your completed application form, upload a current resume and supporting documents where applicable via the ACM Scholarships Portal.

Scholarship Policy Application   Form 

If you have any queries, please contact us.

Closing date: Friday, 21st May 2021.

  • Undergraduate (‘Pre-Registration’) Scholarships 2020/ 2021 - $750

The purpose of the Pre-Registration Scholarship is to provide a range of funding opportunities for the preparation for practice of both Undergraduate and Postgragduate entry level midwives.

Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship you must:

  • be a current ACM and Victoria Branch member (you are not eligible to apply if you are a member of the Gippsland branch),
  • have been a full member of ACM for at least the previous two years; the exception is if you are a student or graduate member of ACM
  • have not defaulted on the terms and conditions of an ACM scholarship previously awarded
  • provide details of any other financial support, paid leave or other benefits received in relation to the activity or project aligned to the scholarship application

Terms and Conditions

If you are awarded a scholarship, you must:

  • All scholarship recipients are required to submit an article describing their experience (as funded by the scholarship) for consideration of publication in the Australian Midwifery News within 12 months of the scholarship being awarded.
  • Applicants must reside in the Victorian Branch region.
  • Proof of enrolment in an accredited midwifery program leading to registration in Australia.
  • A 300-word response to the following question: ‘How will a scholarship benefit your midwifery studies?’

To apply, you will need to submit your completed application form, upload a current resume and supporting documents where applicable via the ACM Scholarships Portal.

Scholarship Policy Application   Form 

If you have any queries, please contact us.

Closing date: Friday, 21st May 2021.