Penelope Foster & John McBain Medical Scholarship

Study level
Graduate Coursework
Enrolment status
Future student
Multiple donations
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)


Dr Penelope Foster is a University and Ormond College alumni graduating MBBS in 1976. She played a founding role in the formation of Melbourne IVF and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne. Associate Professor John McBain is one of Australia’s leading gynaecology and fertility specialists. He is currently the Head of the Reproductive Services Clinic at Victoria’s Royal Women’s Hospital. He had a founding role in the formation of Melbourne IVF and became the company’s Chairman.


The value of the scholarship is $20,000 per year over the course of a standard Doctor of Medicine degree (4 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.


Students must be enrolling for the Doctor of Medicine (MC‚ÄźDMED) and submit a Graduate Access Melbourne application with their course application.


Applicants will be assessed based on their Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) applications. The scholarship will be awarded to the GAM applicant who is the highest ranking in the 'disadvantaged socioeconomic circumstances' category.


Students must submit a Graduate Access Melbourne application at the time of their course admission application to be considered for this scholarship.


The successful recipient will be notified at the beginning of each academic year.

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Medical School