VST Stroke Scholarships


The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) Stroke Scholarship Program launched in 2019 to support nurses and allied health professionals working in the area of acute/sub-acute stroke care.

The aim of the VST Stroke Scholarship Program is to enhance the provision of stroke care in regional areas through educational opportunities for clinical staff.

Scholarships Available

Each year, VST offers two scholarships of $1500 to assist with registration and travel costs to attend either Smart Strokes Conference or the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA).

Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for a scholarship you must be a nursing or allied health health clinician working in acute/sub-acute stroke care at a VST participating site.

A minimum of six months continuous service in the your current role is required.

In Memory of Bob Sheldrick

The VST Stroke Scholarship Program is provided in memory of Bob Sheldrick who sadly passed away from a stroke in 2017. Bob valued education enormously and was passionate about his rural community and equity for all.

The scholarship program is made possible by the generous donations of Bob’s family, friends and the Barham/Koondrook community.

VST would like to acknowledge the Sheldrick family’s wishes to honour Bob’s legacy through the VST Stroke Scholarship Program.

How to Apply

For information on applying for a VST Stroke Scholarship please refer to the How to Apply page on our website.