Hilda Gibbons Bursary

This bursary was established with a donation from Hilda May Gibbons and is offered to students in financial need, enrolled in a medical course and who intend to become general practitioners and not psychologists or psychiatrists.

Application type

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

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $1,200

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 2

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be enrolled in a medical course (and intend to become general practitioners and not psychologists or psychiatrists) 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 award

    See also: Student Grants

  • About the donor

    Hilda May Gibbons

    Hilda May Gibbons graduated as Bachelor of Art on 21 April 1928, and thereafter taught in both Primary and Secondary Schools during her 48 years of service in the Victorian Education Department. Hilda bequeathed her residuary estate to the University, for the purpose of providing bursaries to medical students who intend to become general practitioners and not psychologists or psychiatrists.

    Read more about Hilda May Gibbons

What are the benefits?

The scholarship provides an annual allowance of approximately $1,200 (exact amount determined when award is offered) for up to the full-time duration of your course. The annual allowance is paid in two instalments usually in April and September. The duration will be reduced by any study completed towards your course prior to receiving this scholarship.

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