F. Gordon Elford Grant

This grant was established with a donation from Francis Gordon Elford and is offered to students in financial need.

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
International student

Total value

up to $1,000

Applicable study areas

Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science; Architecture, building and planning; Engineering; Environment and natural resources; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Sciences and mathematics

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled at the University of Melbourne
    • provide evidence of financial need

    Selection criteria

    Eligible students are selected on the basis of financial need.


    • You must be enrolled as a full-time student in a course at the University of Melbourne. You may be eligible to receive this scholarship while enrolled as a part-time student.
    • This scholarship cannot be deferred to the following year.
    • You must provide a brief report on the benefits of the scholarship and give permission for the University to provide the report, your name and course details to the donor.
  • Application process

    If you have submitted an application for the Student Grants you will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email in April.

  • Variations of this scholarship

    See also: Student Grants

  • About the donor

    Francis Gordon Elford

    Francis Gordon Elford was secretary of the then faculty of Medicine and other technical faculties and was the Deputy Registrar of the University of Melbourne. Throughout his career he gave valuable guidance, encouragement and assistance to students in such technical faculties. Francis' widow and friends present a sum to the university 'for the purpose of providing a fund from which immediate financial aid may be given to students.' Grants are offered to students enrolled within the faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, faculty of Engineering, faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, faculty of Science, faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences or Melbourne School of Land and Environment.

    Read more about Francis Gordon Elford

What are the benefits?

The scholarship provides a one-off allowance of approximately $1,000 (exact amount determined when award is offered).

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