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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

Two scholarships are awarded each year to support nurses and allied health professionals working in acute/sub-acute stroke care at VST sites.

The 2024 Scholarship program saw a record number of applicants with many impressive submissions making the selection process highly competitive. VST looks forward to following the careers of not only the two successful recipients but also all those who applied. The quality of applications this year reflects the talent and dedication of the participants, and we are excited to see how their futures develop working within stroke care.

Scholarship eligibility

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

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

How to apply

Applications are currently closed and will re-open for the 2025 VST Stroke Scholarship Program in April 2025. Send us an email to express your interest and to be added to the notification list for when applications are open.

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.

Contact VST

Victorian Stroke Telemedicine

Bell Business Centre
Terminal 3, Suite G24
72 Hargrave Avenue, Essendon Fields, VIC, 3041
+61 3 8877 2903

To access VST clinical services call the 1300 number on your TELEDOC

We encourage our VST participating sites to contact us for all cases of suspected acute stroke, where symptom onset is <24hrs . Please call the 1300 number displayed on your TELEDOC to speak to VST and be connected to a stroke consultant. If you are unable to locate the 1300 number please call the VST office on 03 8877 2903 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm AEST).

For all other queries please email