ANMF Scholarship

The Academy offers annual scholarships as part of our community service. The Scholarship details and winners are listed next to each scholarship.
Scholarships are offered to the organisations below. The criteria for the scholarships require giving back to the community/profession. Scholarships are reviewed, validated and shortlisted by the association/organisation then passed to the Academy for the final decision. Our team of reviewers includes:
Dr Leon W. Cowen (PhD) - Executive Director Academy of Applied Hypnosis
Dr Robyn Beirman - Academic and Senior Lecturer - Central Queensland University


Western Sydney University - Emeritus Professor McKnight Memorial Prize

Professor Jim McKnight was an exceptional person. He was a Professor of Psychology, a qualified
washing machine mechanic, builder, electrician, jewellery maker, bricklayer and author and co-author
of 10 books. His wide and varied interests coupled with his passion for helping others made him the
person that everyone so admired. His generosity helped clinical hypnotherapy achieve the
accreditations and professional acknowledgements it now enjoys.

Scholarship Criteria
This is an annual prize awarded by the Academy for a student who demonstrates outstanding
creativity and innovation.

Scholarship awarded to:
2020 - Peter Butler
2019 - Lisa Mason
2018 - Cooper Jackson
2017 - Jesse Russell-Williams

2016 - Caroline Burrows
2016 - Caitlin Hooper
2015 - James Saleam
2014 - James P Middleton

2012 - Peta F Mills
2011 - Aisha M Parsons
2010 - Catherine O'Gorman
2009 - Rebecca Belling
2008 - Anitta C Serrano

Associations that receive scholarships from the Academy
The Associations that receive scholarships are listed below. For more information regarding the annual application date please contact your association. For information about the scholarship please contact the Academy on (02) 9415 6500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The scholarship criteria for the associations are:

• Be in practice a minimum 15 hours per week;
• Be an member of the Professional Association;
• Be able to start within 3 months and complete the course within 3   months;
• Have 2-3 year’s experience in practice;
• Be able to pay for the text books and costs of completing the course;
• Have the computer skills and a computer capable of online study;
• Demonstrate you are giving back to the profession and/or community; and
• Describe how winning this scholarship will improve your practice


Australian Association of Social Workers
The Australian Association of Social Workers is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 10,000 members. It was formed as a national association in 1946 and has since supported its members through the profession's many developments and changes.

The Academy has sponsored a scholarship with the Australian Association of Social Workers. The Scholarship Application form can be downloaded from here.


The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation is run by nurses and midwives to advance the industrial, political and professional status of their members.

The details of the scholarship with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation are here. The application form can be downloaded from here.


The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) is the peak medical body representing the doctors and other health care professionals who practice integrative medicine. 

Details of the scholarship with the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association are here.