Betty Josephine Fyffe Rural Allied Health, Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship

The University of Newcastle, Australia

15 February 2023
24 February 2024
Medical and Health Sciences

Betty Fyffe was a local Tamworth girl who grew up in the surrounds of her father’s chemist shops. Betty had an absolute passion for Nursing and had strong feelings for St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney where she trained and spent many years providing nursing treatment.

Betty leaves this legacy as her way of trying to improve the education of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in training with hope that some will return to the country areas to practice their profession.

We hope that all recipients of a Betty Josephine Fyffe Scholarship be as passionate about their career as she was about nursing.

For more information on this scholarship, please review the full Terms and Conditions.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you will need to:

  • Be enrolled in any year (including honours) of a B Nursing, B Midwifery, B Physiotherapy, B Nutrition and Dietetics, B Occupational Therapy, B Medical Radiation Science, B Pharmacy degree.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 90 or higher (adjustment factors included) for commencing students or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0 or higher for continuing - students.
  • Have lived in a regional or remote area of Australia for at least 12 months within the two years prior to study.
  • Demonstrate activity in your local community (for example volunteering or involvement in community projects).
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle donor-funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
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15 August 2023