Alastair Nicholson Memorial Scholarship

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Key scholarship details

Application status

Open for automatic consideration

Benefit amount

Up to $3,000

Eligible study level

Graduate coursework

Eligible student type

Domestic students

Eligible study stage

Future study

Benefit duration



The Alastair Nicholson Memorial Scholarship celebrates the Honourable Alastair Nicholson AO QC RFD and his distinguished career and commitment to social justice, including advancing the interests of Indigenous Australians.


A one-off payment of $3,000.


Up to $3,000





Eligibility and selection criteria


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • Have applied for and received admission to the Melbourne Juris Doctor in the upcoming intake; and
  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and be accepted as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which they live, or formerly lived.

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. The Committee may also consider the applicant's demonstrated commitment and contribution to the Indigenous community.

Study level:

Graduate coursework

Student type:

Domestic students

Study stage type:

Future study

Study area:


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When will I know the outcome?

Successful recipients will receive an outcome by the end of November.


Open for automatic consideration

Recipient feedback

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