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Greenwood-Tomkys Fund Masters of Midwifery Scholarship

In 2015, USQ will offer one Greenwood-Tomkys Fund Scholarship in Masters of Midwifery Scholarship to a registered nurse enrolled as a student in a Masters of Midwifery at USQ. The scholarship will be awarded to one recipient for one year of their Midwifery degree at USQ.

Students of this program must be employed as midwifery students at a partner hospital during the clinical year of the program. Endorsed midwives seeking a Masters qualification as part of their professional development strategy are encouraged to apply.

The Greenwood-Tomkys Fund has been established through the Estate of the late Betty Greenwood, and in conjunction with her sister, Valery Tomkys. The principal purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships, bursaries and other educational assistance for students of nursing and other allied health professions and disciplines. Assistance is provided to help students in financial need to undertake their studies, particularly outside the metropolitan areas.

Betty and Valery, together with their sister, Lesley, are the daughters of Jack and Mary Tomkys, and are long-term Toowoomba residents who also had farming interests at Murphy’s Creek. The fund is created in memory of the Tomkys family and Betty’s husband, Jim.


The scholarship will have a maximum value of $5,000.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or have permanent resident status 
  • commence their studies in a Masters of Midwifery in Semester 1, 2015 or
  • continue their studies in a Masters of Midwifery in Semester 1, 2015
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 1 study unit in each of Semester One and Semester Two 
  • be studying externally.

Selection criteria

  • submit a personal statement indicating: 
    • how this Scholarship will assist financially 
    • how the Scholarship will assist them to achieve their future career plans
  • provide evidence of academic achievement, e.g. post-secondary academic history, as applicable 
  • have a current Grade Point Average of at least 4.0 (if a continuing student)
  • provide evidence of financial hardship.  Please refer to "Frequently asked questions - What documents should I attach to show financial hardship?
  • demonstrate a history of involvement within their school, extracurricular activities or within their local community.

How to apply

Complete the USQ Postgraduate Scholarships Application (PDF 108 KB) and a Statement of Support (PDF 94KB) signed by either an employer or independent referee. (Please note Questions 1 and 2 are not relevant for this scholarship and therefore do not require completion).

Forward applications to:

Private and Confidential
Scholarships Officer
Student Services
University of Southern Queensland
West Street
Toowoomba Qld 4350

Applicants may be required to attend an interview and are asked to maintain up-to-date USQ Personal Details via UConnect.

Further information

University of Southern Queensland
Phone:  1800 269 500

USQ reserves the right to alter the conditions of the Scholarship/Bursary based upon exceptional circumstances.  USQ reserves the right to not award the Scholarship/Bursary in a given year.

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