Travelling with Tash Scholarship

1st Jan 2023
8th Mar 2023
Study level
Graduate Coursework
Enrolment status
Current student
Study Area


Tasha Port graduated as a doctor in December 2017. She was so proud of achieving this milestone, a goal set young and pursued with determination.

From her first day as an intern, Tash was fully immersed in the world of hospitals: the smiling doctor, skilful, caring, and a team player.  She was the quiet achiever – the one you could rely on.

In June 2020, Tasha died of depression. With its highs and lows, long days and late nights lives saved and thankful patients, medicine is both rewarding and challenging.

The donors would like to support you as you carry on Tasha’s dreams. While you are making a difference to patients’ lives, consider too the systemic change in hospitals for the betterment of mental health for doctors and healthcare staff.


$10,000 per year across the four-year Doctor of Medicine.

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 enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have completed and submitted a Student Financial Assessment form and be experiencing disadvantaged circumstances


Recipients will be selected by the Melbourne Medical School Scholarships and Bursary Allocation Committee made up of senior professional and academic staff members of the School.

The selection of recipients is based on the applicant’s overall financial aid ranking as provided by the University Scholarships office.


Students must submit an online Student Financial Assessment (Round one) by the closing date.


The recipients will be expected to maintain Good Academic Standing each year for the duration of their degree. It is also hoped that the recipients will meet with the donor on occasion.


Please contact the MMS Student Awards Officer at

Scholarship Management


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Medical School

Department / Centre