This program is named after Gwen Scott. Gwen Scott was Australia’s first nurse employed as a specialist in diabetes education and the first employee of the Diabetes Association of Victoria, which is Diabetes Victoria today. Gwen Scott is best known for her contribution to diabetes education and for establishing the role of diabetes educators in Australia.
Since the introduction of the program in 2006, the Gwen Scott grant has supported countless health professionals and students in undertaking further education in the field of diabetes. Past recipients have used the grant to complete a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education, attend the IDF World Diabetes Congress or complete a Masters of Advanced Nursing.
Further education will not only help you to better support people living with diabetes, but expanding your knowledge can widen your career options. This is an incredible opportunity not to be missed.
This year, it’s your turn. A total of $25,000 has been made available for the 2018 Gwen Scott grant.
Applications are only open to Diabetes Victoria health professional members, as a benefit of this type of membership. If you are not a member yet, you can join today and submit your application.