Alastair Nicholson Memorial Scholarship

This 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.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $3,000

Applicable study areas

Law, legal studies and criminology

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible 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.

  • When will I know the outcome?

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

What are the benefits?

A single payment of $3,000.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.