June Howqua Prize

Study level
Graduate Coursework
Enrolment status
Current student
Study Area
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)


Donor: The late June Louise Howqua MBBS (Hons) (1944), MD (1947). June worked for the Queen Victoria Hospital, the only hospital at the time that was run by women, exclusively for women. She maintained close contact with the University until she passed away.


The value of the prize is up to $5,000*

* Final prize value is at the discretion of the June Howqua Prize Committee.

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.


Awarded to the 'most promising student' enrolled in the final year of the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

The 2023 award is open to Doctor of Medicine students completing their final year of study in 2023.


The final recipient will be selected by the June Howqua Prize Committee.

Applicants will be judged on their answers to the submission questions, their academic record, and level of financial need.


Applications for 2023 submissions have closed.

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the Student Financial Assessment Form (Round one)
  • Submit an online application form addressing the following in a personal statement:
    • How the prize will benefit the applicant’s life and studies;
    • What the applicant intends to do following the completion of their medical degree and how this will benefit the community; and
    • How the prize will enable applicants to undertake activities otherwise made difficult without this financial support.

Academic Honesty:
Students are expected to submit original work and AI should not be used to facilitate academic misconduct. Plagiarism detection tools may be used to uphold academic integrity.


Please contact the MMS Student Awards Officer at mms-studentawards@unimelb.edu.au.

More information

Open to final-year Doctor of Medicine students only.


2020 - Jenni-Marie Ratten

2019 - Zia Sass

2018 - Shannah Mousaco

2017 - Melanie Eden

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Medical School

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