Robert H Lindner Scholarship Fund
LEGACY OF COURAGE SUPPORTING DREAMS AND COMMUNITIES THAT MATTER
A scholarship for first year Indigenous nursing students from the Torres Strait islands is being established by Robert W Lindner in memory of his grandfather, Lieutenant Commander Robert H Lindner (USNR), Commanding Officer of Air Group 30 Fighter Squadron and Carrier Air Group 30, USS Belleau Wood (1944-1945), who disappeared off the Island of Chichi Jima when his plane was shot down during WWII.
Robert W Lindner is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Master of Arts degree in Applied Sociology and holds a passion for cross-cultural research, health and health care in indigenous populations. The scholarship combines the desire to honour his grandfather’s sacrifice with his personal interest in health and education to support Indigenous nursing students in the Torres Strait.
"Each individual should have the opportunity to pursue their aspirations and dreams. The Robert H Lindner Scholarship is founded in the values and principles of empathy, dignity, sacrifice, honour, social justice and service to others. I sincerely hope that you will share in my passion and participate in supporting this noteworthy endeavour. Each one of us can make a positive difference for individuals, families and communities that matter." Robert W Lindner