2024 MooGoo Postgraduate Cancer Nursing Scholarship


MooGoo Skin Care has partnered with the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) and is proud to announce the 2024 MooGoo Postgraduate Cancer Nursing Scholarship.

Launching on the 2nd of April 2024, the MooGoo Postgraduate Cancer Nursing Scholarship will award $30,000 in prize money to postgraduate cancer nurse students (3x $10,000 prizes) to further enhance the education of the cancer nursing workforce in Australia. As part of the scholarship, CNSA will support the successful recipients with CNSA membership and free registration for Congress in June 2024. Successful recipients will be announced at the CNSA Congress.

The selection of winners (3x postgraduate cancer nursing students) is dependent upon completing a short 800-1000 word essay and meeting eligibility criteria. Details of eligibility are outlined below. All applicants must complete the essay and supply the required information by the closing date listed below.


Assessment Process

Entries will be assessed by a panel of judges including Professor Fran Boyle (Medical Oncologist, Mater Health NSW), Gillan Blanchard (Cancer Nurse Practitioner and CNSA Board Director), Gemma McErlean (Associate Professor, CNSA Board Director), Jemma Still (CNSA Executive Officer), Craig Jones (Founder, MooGoo Skin Care) and Melissa Lewis (Head of Medical Partnerships, MooGoo Skin Care).


Eligibility Criteria

All submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must complete a short 800-1000 word essay answering “How will your future career help to enhance the lives of those undergoing cancer treatment?”

We will be looking for your essay to answer the following questions:

    • What motivates your interest in cancer care?
    • In what ways do you believe cancer treatment and care can be enhanced?
    • How do you anticipate your studies will positively impact the lives of cancer patients undergoing treatment?
    • What will you do with the scholarship funds if successful?

    The applicant will also be asked to answer:

      • State the professional outcomes you intend to achieve by participating in the proposed activity and outline how you will demonstrate these outcomes
      • Outline what you will do with the scholarship funds if successful (i.e. study / professional development/research)

    Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide proof of current certification or enrolment in a postgraduate Cancer Nursing program within 12 months of receiving the scholarship.


    Application Process

    Please note the important dates in the application process:

    • Applications open from 12:00pm AEDT 2nd April 2024. Enter by clicking the below ENTER HERE button and completing the Entry Form.
    • Entries close at 11:59pm (AEDT) on 30th April 2024. Entries received after this date will not be considered.
    • Successful recipients will be notified by 20th May 2024.
    • Email scholarships@moogoo.com.au if you have any further questions.

    We encourage you to plan for attendance at the CNSA Annual Congress to be formally recognised if you are successful in receiving this scholarship. The Congress will run from 19 - 21 June at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (www.cnsacongress.com.au). Please have a chat with your Manager about your application so they are aware of this element of the submission and can look at rostering support. 


    MooGoo Postgraduate Cancer Nursing Scholarship

    Successful Recipient Report

    Successful recipients will be required to complete a recipient report on the outcome of scholarship activity including a breakdown of financial expenses within 2 months of receiving the scholarship award.

    In this form, you will be asked to provide:

    • a brief description of the professional development activity completed
    • a summary of the outcomes of your participation and how your specified objectives were met or are progressing
    • how the information you gained from the activity has been disseminated
    • any relevant recommendations or outcomes from the completion of the activity
    • supporting expense documentation.

    If you have any further questions please email scholarships@moogoo.com.au 

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



    Terms & Conditions - MooGoo Postgraduate Cancer Nursing Scholarship Student Scholarship

    • Scholarship is open to all Australian and New Zealand residents.
    • Applications must be received on this form and address all questions and selection criteria.
    • MooGoo Skin Care reserves the right to not make an offer of an award in 2024.
    • MooGoo Skin Care Awards Committee will undertake assessment of all applications and their decision will be final.
    • Applications are competitive and MooGoo Skin Care reserves the right to withdraw the award should conditions not be satisfied.
    • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
    • The scholarship is open to any Australian resident who is currently enrolled and participating in any tertiary course related to the field of postgraduate cancer nursing or who intends to enrol and agrees to provide proof of enrolment within 12 months of receiving scholarship funds. The scholarship is not affiliated with any tertiary institution.
    • Applicants must complete a short essay answering the question: “How will your future career help to enhance the lives of those undergoing cancer treatment”. There is a word limit of 800-1000 words. Applicants must detail how the $10,000 scholarship award will be applied against their ongoing study (such as undertaking further study, training or conference attendance).
    • There will be up to three (3) successful applicants, who will each receive the sum of $10,000 that is to be used for further study, training, conference attendance etc. Successful applicants are required to provide Australian bank account details for payment of the scholarship sum. Payment shall be made within 30 days of the announcement of successful applicants.
    • Scholarship funds are intended for postgraduate studies, such as tuition fees, books, conferences, and study purposes. These funds are not to be used for research purposes or any other purposes unrelated to the student’s academic advancements and education.
    • Previous recipients are not eligible.
    • Successful applicants are required to provide a brief biography and picture of themselves. 
    • Successful applicants are required to submit a brief report to MooGoo Skin Care within two months of being awarded the scholarship on how the scholarship has assisted with their studies. The report should be emailed to scholarships@moogoo.com.au
    • MooGoo Skin Care should be acknowledged in any publication, social media post or presentation resulting from the scholarship award.
    • MooGoo Skin Care is to be acknowledged in any publication or presentation resulting from funding support.
    • MooGoo Skin Care reserves the right to publish information about the scholarship and successful applicants in their medium of choice.


    Release of Information

    MooGoo Skin Care will release information including your state/territory, and employer to the judging panel and the sponsor, CNSA. MooGoo Skin Care may also use de-identified information for the purposes of promoting and publicising the scholarships. Personal Information may be disclosed to a subsequent Administrator for the purposes of administering the scholarships such as; 

    • Name, address, contact details
    • Resume

    You agree to be contacted to participate in any surveys that may be conducted by MooGoo Skin Care or a third party acting on behalf of MooGoo Skin Care to collect information relevant to your scholarship.       

    Privacy Statement

    MooGoo Skin Care is regulated by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which protects the privacy of your personal information. The purpose of this Privacy Collection Notice is to let you know what information is collected about you and how the information is used by MooGoo Skin Care. MooGoo Skin Care takes all reasonable steps to protect personal information held in its possession against loss, unauthorised access, use, modification, disclosure or misuse.

    Please click here to view MooGoo’s privacy collection notice.

    By submitting this form you agree to these terms and conditions.

    Tax Information

    Where personal expenses are incurred in undertaking a scholarship award, the recipient should establish with the Australian Tax Office whether such expenses are deductible under the Australian Income Tax Law. MooGoo Skin Care cannot assist in providing any advice on any representations to the Commissioner of Taxation.


    Meet our 2023 Winners

    Three winners and two runners-up walked away with a combined $45,000 last year to help them with their costs of undertaking postgraduate qualifications. Meet last year's winners and find out how they used their scholarships below.



    "My name is Natalie and I'm a Registered Nurse in Cancer and Blood Disorders Ambulatory Care at the Gold Coast University Hospital. I feel so incredibly honoured and privileged to have the opportunity to care for the most resilient, determined, and inspirational patients every day. With the support of the MooGoo Nursing Scholarship, I will be completing a postgraduate certificate in Breast Cancer Nursing with my future endeavours to be a Breast Care Nurse for the McGrath Foundation. My goal is to ensure that every patient I care for is provided with specialist, compassionate, and world-class clinical care where patients feel supported, advocated for, and empowered in their cancer journey."



    "My name is Diana and I am a Clinical Nurse working in Radiation Oncology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. I have worked as an oncology nurse for 25+ years, and for the last 6 years, I have been caring for patients with high-grade glioma and their carers. I have commenced a Master of Science by Research through Flinders University, with a plan to articulate to a PhD in 2023, with my focus being to improve support for carers of people with high-grade glioma."




    "Jessica Hammersley is a Lecturer in Nursing for the University of Tasmania and a Registered Nurse at the Royal Hobart Hospital, specialising in the area of oncology. She is a PhD candidate, and her study focuses on understanding how young adults living with cancer in rural settings experience and navigate their cancer journey. She is a passionate nurse, and educator and her goal is to make a difference in the life of her cancer patients."




    "I have been a nurse for over 14 years and have dedicated my nursing career to working in oncology. I have had experience working in both public and private sectors working in the inpatient and outpatient settings, as a nurse specialist, cancer support nurse, a clinical trials coordinator and as a clinical nurse consultant in breast care. Currently, I work as a McGrath metastatic breast care nurse and have the privilege of holding the co-chair position for the CNSA Victoria and Tasmania State Group Committee. I continually further myself through education and have completed postgraduate studies with a certificate in breast cancer nursing and a diploma in cancer and palliative care. I am currently completing a Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice to become a nurse practitioner and continually strive to improve patient outcomes in oncology."


    "I have been a cancer care nurse for over 12 years. During this time, I have worked in various nursing roles from direct patient care, clinical nurse educator, clinical nurse consultant and associate nurse unit manager, all connected to the care of patients with a cancer diagnosis. My passion is to deliver the best care possible to cancer patients and their families. This is why I have enrolled in a Master of Nurse Practitioner. Over the next two years, I will be developing professionally and exploring models of cancer care in Tasmania. I am grateful to Craig Jones and the MooGoo team for their generosity in supporting my study. I am so appreciative to have the opportunity."