The Resthaven Indigenous Scholarship was launched at Flinders University on Thursday 9 March.
Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, and Wendy Morey, Executive Manager Workforce Development and Governance, met with Professor Daryle Rigney, Dean, Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, and Sue Henry, Director Alumni Development, of Flinders University, for the official launch in the new Flinders University plaza (pictured).
Sue said, ‘The meeting celebrated Resthaven’s support for the new Indigenous Undergraduate Scholarship, and to hear Richard and Wendy speak on why this type of support is so important to the fabric of Resthaven.’
‘It was also interesting to talk about the longer-standing relationship our two institutions have.’
‘The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to indigenous students, to encourage a future workforce which has the capability to meet the needs of older Australians, regardless of their background or ethnicity’, says Wendy Morey, Executive Manager, Workforce Development and Governance.
Funded by Resthaven, the scholarship was open for a second year undergraduate, or full-time postgraduate student of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background. Preference is for someone studying design and technology innovation, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, speech pathology, social work, psychology or theology. They would also demonstrate a genuine interest in aged care.
Applications close on 24 March for this year’s perpetual Resthaven Indigenous Scholarship at Flinders University.
Wendy said, ‘We look forward to hearing about the inaugural recipient.’
‘The value of each scholarship is $2,500 per annum over two years, with one scholarship available per year.’
Resthaven has a long standing relationship with Flinders University, supporting many students on placement and participating with Flinders as a partner in various research activities.