The Russell Renhard Scholarship aims to improve the health and wellbeing of local community members by facilitating effective continuous quality improvement in health and community service organisations in a manner that reflects social justice.

Changing systems and cultures requires people to think and act outside of the status quo. The Russell Renhard Scholarship supports and rewards applicants who embody the spirit of Australia’s community quality improvement pioneers — passionate, assertive, visionary and persistent. Activities of those who receive the Scholarship address issues of social justice and support systems-based approaches that promote access to quality human services for all.

About Russell Renhard

Russell Renhard was a pioneer in the development of quality improvement and capacity building approaches within health and community organisations across Australia.

Throughout his career Russell dedicated his effort and expertise to addressing social justice, and supporting systems-based approaches, promoting access to quality services for all. Russell never stopped believing that change was possible and that a more equitable society could be achieved. It was this belief that sustained his efforts and underpinned his vision.

The Russell Renhard Scholarship honours the significant contribution made by Russell to health and social services, accreditation and continuous quality improvement. The Scholarship allows Russell’s legacy for both Russell’s life as well as recognising contributions to causes Russell felt so passionately about.

Previous Winners

The Russell Renhard Scholarship is now in its third iteration. Find out more about our previous Scholarship recipients and their inspiring projects below:

Want to apply?

The QIP Team is excited to provide this opportunity to assist our clients in making a difference within the health and community sector space. We encourage all eligible QIP clients to apply for this opportunity.

To submit your application:

  • Download the below Application Kit.
  • Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the Application Kit
  • Complete the Application Kit
  • Submit your Application Kit before the Friday 3 July 2020 to the details specified within the Application Kit.