Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Postgraduate
Study area Medicine
Scholarship value At least $9,000 unless this amount exceeds the annual income from the underlying endowment fund.
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded 1
Opening date 16 July 2021
Closing date 27 August 2021


Established in 2019 by Dr Ivan (David) Perel who received his medical degree from The University of Queensland as did his three children. He, along with his late wife Margaret, has given philanthropically through UQ since 2001. Trained in both haematology and pathology, upon his retirement Dr Perel began sharing his skills and appreciation of medical history with UQ’s Faculty of Medicine through his extensive volunteer work with the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History. Through this scholarship, Dr Perel aims to help students accomplish their goals of becoming medical practitioners by minimising the hardships some face due to the costs of their medical education.

This scholarship sits under the Faculty of Medicine’s Financial Aid Scholarships.


An applicant is eligible for a Scholarship, if the applicant –

  1. submits an application to the Dean, by the closing date for applications;
  2. is enrolled full-time in Year One of the Doctor of Medicine;
  3. can provide documentary evidence of financial hardship; and
  4. does not hold another Scholarship that the Dean considers similar.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please click HERE to submit an application.

Note the following:

Your personal statement must demonstrate how the Scholarship will assist in the completion of the Doctor of Medicine.


Selection criteria

The Scholarships will be awarded to applicants showing greatest merit, as demonstrated by –

  1. evidence of financial need;
  2. strength of personal statement demonstrating how the Scholarship will assist completion of the Doctor of Medicine;
  3. academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the Doctor of Medicine; and
  4. any other matter that the selection committee considers relevant to the applicant’s future success in their study.
Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules


Scholarship and Awards Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine
(07) 3346 5375
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to one year, subject to the recipient –
(a) continuing to be enrolled full-time in the Doctor of Medicine; and
(b) maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in each semester that the Scholarship is held.

(2) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

(3) The Scholarship may not be deferred.

Applications are closed.