scholarship in memory of alumnus Dr Tim McArdle has been made available to
Gippsland students who wish to study medicine, nursing, radiography or any other
relevant health science course at Monash.
McArdle graduated with a medical degree in 1980 and retained links with Monash
by helping to train medical students in Gippsland.
was killed on 11 September last year while on a cycling training ride near
Nick Saunders, dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences,
said a public appeal had already raised more than $50,000 for a scholarship in
Dr McArdle’s name.
amount will enable us to ensure that a lasting tribute can be established to
honour Tim’s work,” Professor Saunders said.
have been received from throughout Gippsland, reflecting the involvement Dr
McArdle had with many people and organisations in the region.
scholarship will be made available next year to a student or number of students
who wish to study at Monash.
will be sought after February, once the student selection process has been
completed and classes are finalised.
scholarship is specific to students living in Gippsland at the time of
scholarship committee will also consider applicants’ knowledge of or expressed
interest in rural health, their commitment to work in rural health in Gippsland,
their willingness to promote it as a positive career choice to Gippsland
secondary students, and their financial circumstances.
more information on the Tim McArdle Scholarship, contact Ms Sue Jones on extn