The Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women (Australian Legion) was formed originally to offer assistance and support to Australian Ex-Servicemen and women. In 2006 the Australian Legion, through the Victorian Veterans Council, made available funds for scholarships to further the education of registered nurses in Victoria in the areas of aged care and palliative care nursing.
The Nurses Memorial Centre (NMC) in association with the Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women, is pleased to offer Scholarships for nurses undertaking postgraduate study in Care of the Older Person or Palliative Care. The Scholarships are for one year of study at a recognised Australian University.
Priority will be given to nurses who are either ex-service personnel or a family member of someone who has served in the Australian Defence Force at any time. Priority will also be given to nurses who are committed to working in a rural or regional area on completion of their study program. The purpose of these Scholarships is to increase access to postgraduate study for nurses as part of the NMC’s mission to act as “a living memorial” by advancing the nursing profession through education.