MDHS Scholarship Fund - Narrative Therapy and Community Work Scholarship Program for Indigenous Students

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



Donor: Commencing in 2010 the University conducted a public appeal, inviting donations from within and outside the University by an appeal form, which stated that donations were- ‘to support scholarships for students in medicine, dentistry and health sciences at The University of Melbourne.' Read more about THE MEDICINE, DENTISTRY AND HEALTH SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIPS FUND


Non-monetary award for placement in the scholarship program. Each scholarship valued at $6,250.
One award available to each student that meets the criteria (estimated at 6-10) annually.

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 eligible applicants must be enrolled or applying to enrol in the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work (MC-NTCW) and be an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and identify as such, be accepted by the community in which s/he lives or has lived and be accepted into or enrolled in an eligible course of study.


Students who enrol in the course and are identified as ATSI will be considered to have met the criteria for this scholarship. No further selection criteria apply however if the eligible numbers increase significantly (based on previous enrolments this is not anticipated) the criteria will be reviewed.

The scholarship funds will be paid as a reimbursement to the department to provide the following package of integrated activities for recipients:

  1. Learning hub at University of Melbourne (for Indigenous students, tutors and Dulwich staff)
  2. Culturally responsive tutor for face-to-face teaching blocks in Adelaide
  3. Laptops for Indigenous students to use during face-to-face teaching blocks
  4. Culturally responsive academic mentoring
  5. Academic mentor visit to student’s location prior to completion of final assignments (where required)
  6. Indigenous alumni resources- to provide ideas and support to future Indigenous students
  7. Culturally responsive research related resources to assist Indigenous


Success applicants will be notified upon acceptance into the course.


Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

More information

Within two months of completing the scholarship program, recipients are required to submit a short 200 word report highlighting the outcome and benefits of the program.

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Health Sciences

Department / Centre