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The Andrew Dent Scholarship is offered each year to health sector students who need support to undertake volunteer work, electives or study trips that aid people in the Pacific Region. The scholarship is open to individual students in the health sector to help support volunteer work, student electives and study trips within the Pacific Islands region. It is hoped that an experience of working and living in the Pacific as a student will lead to a life-long professional and personal link with the region which will benefit both the individual student and the Pacific Islanders they encounter.  

If you are interested in applying for a Pacific Health Fund Scholarship download an application form here, or for more information contact Dr Guy Sansom on (03) 9288 4388 or email Applications close on 31 October every year.

Over the past three years a number of students have taken up Andrew Dent scholarships and travelled to work and study in pacific nations. Their accounts make for interesting reading and are included below.

Maya Ederton Bachmann enjoys seeing the sights in Upolu 

2013 Scholarship Reports 

 Maya Edgerton Bachmann: Samoa


James Wolfe celebrates the new year in the Solomons Islands

  2012 Scholarship Reports



  Bharathy Gunasekaran: PNG
  Devorah Heymann: Cook Islands

  Charles Li: Solomon Islands

  Katerina Michailidis: Cook Islands

  Alyce Wilson: Samoa

  James Wolfe: Solomon Islands

Grace Chan on ward rounds at Tupua
Tamasese Meaole Hospital, Samoa      

  2011 Scholarship Reports  


  Grace Chan: Samoa

  Janan Chandranath: PNG    

  Jeremy Gale: Vanuatu

  Richard Liu: Samoa
  Jenny Tran: Samoa

  Brian Yue: Samoa



Jacinta Carty tends to a tiny patient at the 
Northern District Hospital,Vanuatu

  2010 Scholarship Reports



  Jacinta Carty: Vanuatu

  Kasia Michalak: Vanuatu 

  Kathryn Shepherd: Vanuatu

Rami Subhi (third from right) at the National
Referral Hospital in Honiara, Solomon Islands

  2009 Scholarship Reports



  Katrina Hannan: Samoa 

  Rami Subhi: Solomon Islands  








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