Gilbrak Scholarship

Open to domestic students of Indigenous Australian descent undertaking the Juris Doctor and experiencing disadvantaged circumstances.

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 $10,000

Applicable study areas

Law, legal studies and criminology

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • Be accepted to commence study in the Melbourne JD; and
    • Have applied through Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) under the (1) ‘Recognition as an Indigenous Australian’ and (2) ‘Disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances’ categories; satisfy the GAM eligibility criteria for those categories; and supply the required documentation for those categories, including:
    • a Certificate of Aboriginality or a Statutory Declaration;
    • a 500-word statement outlining the student’s socio-economic circumstances;
    • the ‘Disadvantaged socioeconomic circumstances – Supplementary form’, which includes an additional 750-word statement, and income and expenses summaries; and
    • substantiation of claims with relevant, third-party verified, documentation such as payslips, Centrelink statements etc.

    Selection criteria

    Students will be automatically considered for this award based on their application for admission to the Melbourne Juris Doctor through the Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) under the 'Disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances' category. This process includes providing a complete Disadvantaged socioeconomic circumstances supplementary form and any required supporting documentation/statements.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Recipients will receive an outcome with their admission offer.

What are the benefits?

Single payment of $10,000.

For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

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.