ACN Foundation in action


The ACN Foundation will be both administering existing scholarships and grants of the Australian College of Nursing and seeking new opportunities. The critical ingredient that we will be looking for in applicants is passion. Some opportunities are focussed on financial challenges, others are aimed at professional development but all benefactors that have provided funding are wanting to support enthusiasm as they are seeking to support people who want to make a difference.

Scholarships, grants and awards

ACN administers a number of scholarships and grants that have been provided to ACN by our generous benefactors, some of whom have nominated specific eligibility and selection criteria for their awards. The following page lists available and future scholarships and grants and provides information on when they are available.

Past scholarship winners

Enjoy some real life stories of successful applicants.

Nursing study tours

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is delighted to provide scholarships for four Fellows and Members to enhance their learning and professional skills by attending a Nursing Study Tour to South Africa from 21 June – 2 July 2020. Each scholarship is valued at $5,000 per person (note: does not include international flights and airport transfers). The scholarships are supported by the ACN Foundation, highlighting its dedication to investing in the future of the Australian nursing profession.

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Policy Fellows

Through the ACN Foundation the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is offering five individual eight-week scholarships up to the value of $25,000 (including expenses) to ACN Fellows and Members in 2020. The scholarship is based in Canberra and aimed at supporting nursing leaders and experts around health policy advocacy and campaigning on a research area of mutual interest which fits strategically within an existing or emerging health service topic or health policy issue undertaken by ACN. The research undertaken by the Policy Fellows will require the development of a policy paper, such as an Issues Paper or Scoping Review.

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