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Gordon Malcolm Scholarship


Semester 1, 2020 applications open 1 September 2019 and close on 30 November 2019.
Selections will be held in January/February with all applicants being notified of the outcome of their application by Friday 28 February 2020.

Offered for the first time in Semester 2, 2019, the Gordon Malcolm Scholarship supports undergraduate students undertaking studies in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology that will lead to a career in helping others overcome health challenges through rehabilitation and exercise.

Generously funded by Mr Bruce Paterson, but named in honour of his brother, the scholarship was created because of the exceptional care Bruce received through his physiotherapist at Sundale Garden Village, Nambour, which ultimately helped him to avoid leg amputation and maintain mobility and independence. Exercise is a powerful tool to improve human performance and health outcomes and exercise physiology uses the science of exercise to prevent and manage chronic conditions, injuries and to help people live healthier lives.

One scholarship each year, valued at $20,000 per scholarship, will be paid to the recipient as follows:

  • $5,000 per year in each year of the scholarship recipient’s study.
  • Paid as $2,500 lump sum payments approximately three weeks after Census Date in each eligible semester of study, once enrolment has been confirmed.
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Commencing in the Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder;
Selection criteria
  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement
  • Written statement detailing career aspirations
  • Preference given to students with an interest in working in the aged care environment and/or with patients utilising prosthetics.
Eligible programs
Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Number available
A$2,500 per semester for the normal duration of the program up to a maximum of A$20,000
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