Robin Chan Memorial Grant

This grant celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Robin Chan. A recipient of the Supreme Court Prize, he gave back a great deal to the students and programs at Melbourne Law School. The Robin Chan Memorial Grant was established with the support of Robin’s family, friends and colleagues to provide assistance to current students. This grant is open to enrolled Melbourne Juris Doctor students who are experiencing immediate disadvantaged circumstances, can demonstrate community involvement with a minimum weighted average mark of 65. Preference is given to students who have one or more of the following attributes: are an Indigenous Australian; are culturally or linguistically diverse; and/or have a refugee/new migrant background.

Applications open

1 Feb 2023

Applications closed

8 Mar 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International 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:

    • Be admitted to the Juris Doctor course at Melbourne Law School
    • Submit an online Student Financial Assessment form and applications will be assessed and ranked by Scholarships & Bursaries (University Services) using the Student Financial Assessment process
    • Demonstrate community involvement
    • Have a weighted average mark of 65% or greater.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship is awarded on the basis of both demonstrated community involvement, financial need and academic merit.

    Preference will be given to students who self-identify as having one or more of the following attributes:

    • are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (or accepted as such by an Indigenous community);
    • are culturally and linguistically diverse; and/or
    • have a refugee/new migrant background.

    Note: Students who wish to be eligible for scholarships that consider financial need must submit the University of Melbourne’s Financial Assessment Form prior to submitting their application for Melbourne Law School scholarships.

  • Application process

    Applicants must submit an application with Melbourne Law School during the application period:

    Apply with MLS

    Only one application is required - applicants do not need to submit individual applications for each available scholarship.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Recipients will receive their outcome approximately one month after applications close.

What are the benefits?

A single payment of $3,000.

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