Health insurer BUPA has donated $50,000 to fund two scholarships for health sciences students at Flinders University over the next five years.
BUPA’s State Manager Mr Eric Granger (pictured, left) presented a cheque to Flinders Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Barber (pictured, right) at BUPA’s Adelaide office on Friday.
Administered through the University’s Karmel Endowment Fund, the BUPA Health Sciences Scholarships will help to support students enrolled in health and wellness and in Indigenous health. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
“BUPA is looking forward to being closely involved with Flinders University and to seeing the scholarships deliver real outcomes in the areas of health and wellness and Indigenous health – both vital areas of interest for BUPA and the broader community,” Mr Granger said.
Professor Barber welcomed the new partnership with BUPA.
“BUPA’s generosity in funding these scholarships makes a significant contribution to the University’s commitment to support and encourage talented students, and will support areas of health education that bring direct benefits to the community,” Professor Barber said.
BUPA, one of Australia’s major private health insurance companies, is the University’s corporate provider of private health insurance for employees, and is now offering a tailored corporate plan to Flinders alumni.