Are you eligible for a Wounds Australia scholarship in WA?

If you are a Wounds Australia member and located in Western Australia then you could find yourself eligible for the Winifred Felle Education and Research Fund. There is up to $9000 available annually through the fund for use towards developing your skills, knowledge and understanding of wound care.

Winifred Felle Education and Research Fund

In 1990 Winnie Fell was a RN who worked as a sales rep with Fauldings WA visiting key clinicians around Perth and WA.   In May 1990 Winnie invited  Jenny Prentice, Mary King, Anne Bailey (Williams), Helen Cadwallader, Madeleine McPherson, Pam Thompson and Keryln Carville, the leaders of wound care,  to meet to discuss forming a wound care organisation.  The outcome of that first meeting was to organised a seminar day in Sept 1990 at CC Bennett Lecture Theatre at Fremantle Hospital and it was titled: Wound Care: A Time for Change.  The seminar sold out immediately, participants and trade came from everywhere. From these beginnings, the West Australian Wound Care Association was formed (WAWCA).

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The Winifred Felle Scholarship Fund was established to honour Winnie’s contribution to the formation of WAWCA and promotion of evidenced based wound care practices. The scholarship is used to provide funding for wound research and educational needs in support of Wounds Australia members that are based in WA.

  • $2500 is awarded for international conferences or wound research.
  • $1500 is awarded for national conferences or educational courses.

To find out more about the scholarship guidelines click here.

Ready to Apply?

Once you have read the guidelines above, make sure you fill in one of the application forms below. Remember, you need to be a Member of Wounds Australia to be eligible to apply.

Click here to download a printable application form, or click here  to fill out the application form online.

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