Brian and Ann Dooley Indigenous Scholarship

1st Jan 2023
8th Mar 2023
Study level
Undergraduate, Graduate Coursework
Enrolment status
Future student; Current student
Fund basis



The Brian and Ann Dooley Indigenous Scholarship is awarded to assist with education, teaching and training costs as well as assist with relocation and/or accommodation costs.
This scholarship will be open to commencing or current students of Australian Indigenous descent, but with a preference for commencing students and students from a remote or rural background.
This scholarship is to support students in the field of oral health and dentistry.


Maximum of $40,000 for DDS students, or $30,000 for BOH students.

Paid in bi-annual lump sums of $5,000 per semester for the duration of the course.

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:
* be of Australian Indigenous descent
* have applied for or be enrolled in, the Bachelor of Oral Health or the Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Melbourne Dental School.


The selection committee will assess applicants for the scholarship based on:
1. Financial disadvantage (using the ranking scores from the student financial assessment form)
2. Applicants from Rural and Remote areas (non-essential criteria but will be preferenced).


Interested eligible persons must Submit an online Student Financial Assessment form in the relevant round by the closing date via the Student Grants application - Melbourne Scholarships.


Students will be advised of the outcome of their application before May 2023.


Please email enquiries to:

More information

This scholarship is subject to the course progress review policy MPF1291.
* Deferrals are not ordinarily permitted, however, the scholarship can be deferred to the following year if there are compassionate or compelling circumstances that prevent you from commencing your course in the year for which the scholarship was offered.
* The status of Indigenous Australians must be confirmed by Murrup Barak Melbourne's Institute for Indigenous Development. You must have provided proof or confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage to Murrup Barak. See: Confirmation of Identity. If you withdraw your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status, the scholarship will be withdrawn.
* If in the opinion of the selection committee, no suitable candidate is available in a particular year, the net annual income from that year may be added to the capital sum and the award may not be made.
* The scholarship is subject to the coursework scholarship terms and conditions
* The scholarship may be revoked if the recipient fails to meet any of the above conditions.

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Dental School