In 2020, the ACM Victoria Branch is offering two full-member scholarships, four undergraduate scholarships and an ACM Membership Scholarship.

Margaret Mabbitt Scholarship

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.

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 Application  Portal

Margaret Peters Scholarship

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.

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 Application  Portal

Undergraduate (‘Pre-Registration’) Scholarships

The purpose of the Pre-Registration Scholarship is to provide a range of funding opportunities for the preparation for practice of student ACM members.

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 Application  Portal

ACM Membership Scholarship:

The purpose of this scholarship is to strengthen midwifery through the support of a member of ACM. Applicants must reside in the Victoria Branch region of 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 Application  Portal

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
  • have demonstrated participation in ACM activities at some stage in the previous two years, if a full member. *Note: This does not apply to the ACM Membership Scholarship
  • 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:

Undergraduate (Pre-Registration)

  • provide a written report within one year of receipt of scholarship
  • seek publication of an article, describing your experience that was funded by the scholarship, in Australian Midwifery News within 12 months of the scholarship being awarded.

Margaret Peters and Margaret Mabbitt

  • provide a written report within three months of completion of the study/event/research
  • provide an article for consideration for publicaion in Australian Midwifery News within three months of completion of the study/event/research.
  • speak at an official function of the Victorian Branch about your research findings, project outcomes or other learnings for dissemination among ACM members in the year after the scholarship is awarded.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

Closing date: Wednesday, 1st April, 2020.