Catherine Wotton Ovarian Cancer Scholarship

Study level
Graduate Coursework
Category
Scholarship
Enrolment status
Current student
Fund basis

UTR6.321

Origin
Appeal
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Study Area
Nursing

About

The scholarship will provide registered nurses the opportunity to be specifically trained in the area of gynaecological and ovarian cancers.

Catherine Wotton was born and raised in Bendigo, Victoria. She graduated from St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne in 1972 and completed her midwifery studies at the Mercy Maternity Hospital in 1973. She died on 14 October 2006. The Catherine Wotton Scholarship Fund has been established in recognition of Catherine Wotton’s significant 37 year contribution to nursing and her courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

The aim of this scholarship is to address the current shortage of gynaecological nurses, so that women are supported through their cancer journey, whilst also raising awareness of gynaecological cancers amongst women in the community. The scholarship is to the value of $5000.

Benefits

$5,000

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

Eligibility

Students who are applying for entry or have gained entry into the Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice (Cancer and Palliative Care) or the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice will be accepted.

To award one or more scholarships in any given year based on relevant experience in cancer nursing and financial need, to students who are enrolled in a course or subject pertinent to the field of gynecological cancer nursing.

Selection

Applicants are required to submit their academic transcript from previous awards, a letter detailing their interest and/or experience in the area of gynecological cancer nursing and how the scholarship will help them in completing their studies. A shortlist of applicants will be interviewed for the scholarship.

Application

Applicants are required to submit their academic transcript from previous awards, a letter detailing their interest and/or experience in the area of gynecological cancer nursing and how the scholarship will help them in completing their studies. A shortlist of applicants will be interviewed for the scholarship.

Forward submissions to:

nursing-equiries@unimelb.edu.au

or

Catherine Wotton Scholarship
Department of Nursing
Level 7, Alan Gilbert Building
161 Barry Street
Victoria Australia 3010

Enquiries

Associate Professor Marie Gerdtz, Head, Department of Nursing, gerdtzmf@unimelb.edu.au

More information

http://healthsciences.unimelb.edu.au/news-and-events/catherine-wotton-ovarian-cancer-scholarship

Scholarship Management

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School

Health Sciences