2023 Alpine Health Scholarship Awards
30 November 2023
Photo: Grace Willey recipient of the 2023 Mark Robinson Scholarship for Rural Health (absent Sarah Timms)
The 2023 Otto R Schmalz Memorial Scholarship and the 2023 Mark Robinson Scholarship for Rural Health recipients were announced today at the Alpine Health AGM, held at the Savoy Club, Myrtleford.
2023 Mark Robinson Scholarship for Rural Health
The Mark Robinson Scholarship for Rural Health encourages local people to take up studies in health related disciplines at either undergraduate or postgraduate levels and return to practice in the Alpine Shire.
Grace Willey from Mt Beauty is the recipient of the 2023 Mark Robinson Scholarship for Rural Health. Grace has completed the first year of her Bachelor of Nursing with Deakin University in 2023 and hopes to complete her studies by 2026. Grace is looking to work casually with Alpine Health during her school holidays whilst she completes her studies in Melbourne to become a Registered Nurse.
Grace said “I would like to start by thanking the Alpine Health Board of Directors and Alpine Health for my selection as the recipient of the Mark Robinson Scholarship for Rural Health.
It is very important to me, as I pursue my nursing career, that I become involved in healthcare within Regional Victoria as I have lived here my whole life and I hope to return here once my course is completed. I am hoping to begin that journey during my breaks while I am completing my degree at Deakin University. This scholarship will allow me to focus on increasing my grades and alleviate the financial burden of university,” she said.
2023 Otto R Schmalz Memorial Scholarship
The Otto R Schmalz Memorial Scholarship is an annual Education and Study Award for Alpine Health staff members. The scholarship was established to commemorate the great contribution of Mr Otto Schmalz to Alpine Health and his commitment to welfare and development of Alpine Health staff.
The 2023 Otto R Schmalz Memorial Scholarship (on behalf of the Schmalz family) was awarded to Sarah Timms who is completing her Bachelor of Nursing with Latrobe University. Sarah is working as an Enrolled Nurse with Alpine Health and her studies will allow her to become a Registered Nurse. Sarah is on night shift and could not be with us today.
Sarah Timms said..“I would like to sincerely thank the Schmalz family, the Alpine Health Board of Directors and Alpine Health for my selection as the recipient of the Otto R Schmalz Memorial Scholarship. I am looking forward to contributing to excellence in patient care and community engagement. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful team and am eager to continue my personal growth within Alpine Health”.
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