Applications Invited for 2021 AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship

12 Nov 2020

Applications are now being sought for the 2021 AMA Indigenous Medical Scholarship from eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are currently studying medicine at an Australian university. 

Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a medical degree and have completed at least their first year of medical studies. The Scholarship will apply for the full duration of a medical degree, subject to review. Preference will be given to applicants who do not already hold any other scholarship or bursary.  

Previous recipients of the $10,000 a year scholarship have gone on to become prominent leaders in health and medicine, including Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon. 

“This Scholarship is a tangible step towards growing the Indigenous medical workforce,” AMA President, Dr Omar Khorshid, said. 

The 2020 recipient will be announced next month. 

For information on how to apply, visit You can also contact the AMA on (02) 6270 5400 or via email at  

Applications close 31 January 2021.