Aunty Joan Vickery Scholarship

16th Nov 2022
31st Jan 2023
Study level
Graduate Coursework
Enrolment status
Current student
Multiple donations
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis



The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health is seeking to increase Indigenous enrolments in its graduate programs. This is to provide equitable access to education for all academically high-achieving students.
The intention of this award is to support the enrolment into and successful completion of MSPGH graduate programs by Indigenous candidates.


An annual stipend of $11,000 for full time enrolment (or part time equivalent) will be awarded.
All graduate Indigenous students receive a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Up to a further $5,000* will be offered for Masters level Indigenous students to offset the student contribution remaining after the CSP (if full University fee remission is not available).
* Note: This CSP offset amount may be reviewed annually in line with changes in CSP Student contributions

Up to $160,000 is available to fund this program across multiple years.

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.


To be considered for this award, students must:
1. Be enrolled in a Master of Public Health degree in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health; and

2. Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (identity verified via the University's Confirmation of Identity process); and

3. Submit a personal impact statement.


A selection panel will review applications.


Students must submit a personal impact statement form (of 500 words or less) highlighting/demonstrating their purpose of applying for the course, their motivation for studying and how the award will contribute to their knowledge/future study/ career plans/professional aspirations/contribution to the community.
Statement to be submitted to MPGH Academic Programs Office to Liz Dent - by advertised due date.


Email Professor Catherine Chamberlain - Head, Indigenous Health Equity Unit (MSPGH)

More information

The recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress for the duration of the scholarship. If they do not the scholarship may be revoked.

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Population and Global Health