University of Melbourne

Melbourne JD Harold Ford Scholarship

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Key scholarship details

Application status

Open for automatic consideration

Benefit amount

Up to $30,000

Eligible study level

Graduate coursework

Eligible student type

Domestic and international students

Eligible study stage

Future study

Benefit duration

One or more years


The Melbourne JD Harold Ford Scholarship is offered to students who are enrolling in the Juris Doctor and are experiencing disadvantaged circumstances.

About the donor

Named in honour of Professor Emeritus Harold Ford, former Dean of Melbourne Law School, this scholarship is an initiative between the Melbourne Law School, alumni and leading members of the legal profession who shared the vision that law school should be open for all capable students regardless of their financial situation.


$10,000 per year over three years (total $30,000).


Up to $30,000


One or more years



Eligibility and selection criteria


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • Have applied for the Juris Doctor through Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) under the 'Disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances' category and submitted the Disadvantaged Socio-economic Circumstances Supplementary Form
  • Meet the Graduate Access Melbourne entry requirements for the Juris Doctor

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

Study level:

Graduate coursework

Student type:

Domestic and international 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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