Tom Benson Bursary

This bursary was established with a donation from Dr Michael and Dr Ida Benson and is offered to students with a physical disability who are in financial need and enrolled in a Medical course.

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 $2,000

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 2

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled in a Medical course 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

    Dr Michael and Dr Ida Benson

    Dr Michael and Dr Ida Benson donated a sum to the University of Melbourne to establish a bursary in memory of their son Thomas David Benson, known as Tom Benson. Tom overcame increasing physical handicaps to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The bursary is to assist physically handicapped students enrolled at the university who are deserving of help.

    Read more about Dr Michael and Dr Ida Benson

What are the benefits?

The scholarship provides a one-off allowance of approximately $2,000 (exact amount determined when award is offered).

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