1 August 1932 – 4 February 2024
Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG, Yankunytjatjara woman, died peacefully aged 91 on 4 February 2024.
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Building capability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
In memory of the challenges Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue faced as a young nurse, our Scholarship program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in study, internship and a career in the nursing and public service sectors.
Your donation will contribute to our vision and mission of honouring Dr O’Donoghue through creating opportunities for others.
Your support will contribute to:
- scholarship opportunities and pathways for Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people
- breaking the barriers to entering the workforce
- building capabilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
people within the nursing and public service sectors
- providing more equitable health services.
Fund a nursing scholarship
Fund a scholarship for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to enrol in VET (Enrolled Nursing) course: $15,000 per year over 1.5 years.
Fund a scholarship for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to complete an undergraduate (Nursing) degree: $15,000 per year over three years.
Fund a nursing or public service postgraduate scholarship
Fund a scholarship for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to undertake a post-graduate course (Nursing and Public Service Sector): $25,000 per year over two years.
Foundation historical archive
By investing in the Foundation, you will help us create an incredible historical archive and educational resources drawn from the life and times of Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue.
Your contribution ensures the legacy of Lowitja’s lifetime work continues for all Australians.
Lowitja Institute is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI).
*The Lowitja O’Donoghue Foundation is not yet established as a legally autonomous entity and receives donations under an auspice agreement with Lowitja Institute.