Kate Scanlon Award

Recipients of the Kate Scanlon Award were awarded an opportunity to pursue a project or activity that will improve allied health services for Tasmanians. There have been five recipients since the creation of the award in 2012 until the award was discontinued in 2017.  

History of the Kate Scanlon Award

The Kate Scanlon award was created in 2012 in memory of Kate Scanlon who was a NAHSSS recipient. In November 2011 Kate Scanlon tragically lost her life in India when the train she was travelling in from Kolkata to the northern town of Dehradun, caught fire.

Kate was going there to run a first aid course and physiotherapy clinic along with other students. Twenty-one year old Kate from Tasmania was studying physiotherapy at Monash University and had been receiving the NAHSSS Undergraduate Scholarship since 2010.

The Kate Scanlon Award provides Tasmanian scholarship recipients with an opportunity to pursue a project or activity that will improve allied health services for Tasmanians. 

Value of the Kate Scanlon Award

The successful recipient received $5,000 towards their chosen activity or project.  

People who have received the Kate Scanlon Award

Award Recipient Year  Where
Hui Yu Yao (Social Work) 2017 Port Lincoln, SA
Claire Johns (Chiropractic) 2016 Canberra, ACT
Frances Aird (Physiotherapy) 2015 Kingscliff, NSW
Madeline Davey (Speech Pathology) 2014 Canberra, ACT
Alastair Norris (Dentistry) and 
Jordan McCreary (Physiotherapy) 
2013 Launceston, TAS