SPARQ Applications Round 2 2019

TROHPIQ is excited to relaunch our scholarship program SPARQ (formerly TAHRPS)! SPARQ is a TROHPIQ- funded scholarship that aims to support allied health students in completing placements in rural and remote areas. Three bursaries of $250 each will be made available to allied health students who demonstrate the greatest commitment and interest in rural health in two offer rounds to cover placements occurring throughout the year. TROHPIQ members in any allied health discipline or TROHPIQ-associated university can apply for financial assistance with upcoming or retrospective placements. Submit your applications today!

If you have any questions or require further information please contact Elise at or Shannon at

Key dates:

Offer Round 2: 3 x $250 bursaries available
Application opens: Sept 14th 2019*
Applications close: Sept 28th 2019
Successful applicants will be notified by Oct 12th 2019
*Covering placements with a commencement or completion date from 1st July – 31st December 2019 inclusive


- Student enrolled full-time in an allied health course (domestic or International) at any TROHPIQ affiliated university
TROHPIQ member (to be checked by Membership Officer)
- Undertaking a rural placement (as per the Modified Monash criteria) either for university studies or as an elective – at least 2 weeks duration (longer rotations will receive greater weight)
- Not in receipt of another scholarship or funding to complete placement
- Must write a report at the end of placement describing what they have used the funds for and provide photos

Selection criteria:

1) Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in rural health and TROHPIQ involvement
2) Plans for funds and demonstrated benefit in completing placement
3) Rural location of placement and contribution to community while there
4) Consideration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
Name: *
First and last name
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Email Address: *
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Mobile: *
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University *
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Year of study: *
Area of study *
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Are you currently a TROHPIQ member? *
Do you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person? *
Placement date and location *
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Are you in receipt of another funding source to complete this placement? *
In 150 words or less, please describe the placement you have or were planning to undertake, and what you plan to do with the scholarship (be specific as possible). Please send any supporting evidence for your application if applicable to *
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In 150 words or less, how have you demonstrated a commitment to rural health? Please attach any supporting evidence for your application if applicable to *
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In 150 words or less, explain how this placement will benefit your studies and consideration of a career in rural health? *
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Is there anything else you would like to add?
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