Dr Gordon Colditz Memorial Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate
Study area Medicine
Scholarship value Minimum $1000 but limited to the annual income from the fund
Number awarded 1
Opening date 16 March 2022
Closing date 27 April 2022


The purpose of the scholarship is to support Faculty of Medicine students in financial need who are:

  • first in their immediate family to attend university, and/or
  • Australian Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander descent, and/or
  • Pacific Islander descent.

The scholarship was established in 2018 through an annual gift and pledge commitment from Dr Graham Colditz, this scholarship was created in memory of his father Dr Gordon Colditz.


You are eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • submit an application to the Associate Dean by the closing date for applications; and
  • are a full-time domestic student in accordance with The University’s Fee Policy; and
  • are an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person; and/or a Pacific Islander person; and/or the first member of your immediate family to attend university; and
  • can provide documentary evidence of financial need; and
  • are enrolled in an Approved Program; and
  • do not hold another similar scholarship in the year of award.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please click HERE to submit an application.

Selection criteria

For the selection process, the Associate Dean must establish a selection committee, comprising:

  • the Associate Dean, or nominee, as chair of the committee; and
  • the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) (or nominee); and
  • at least two further members drawn from either professional or academic staff of the Faculty of Medicine.

The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit, as demonstrated by:

  • evidence of financial need; and
  • strength of the applicant’s personal statement outlining the benefit the Scholarship will have to their studies.


Faculty of Medicine
(07) 3346 5375

Terms and conditions

The scholarship will be paid in full after Census Date in the semester of award subject to the recipient:

  • continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program; and
  • not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar in the year of award.

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


In these rules –

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person means a person of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who identifies as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives.

Approved Program means any coursework program offered by the Faculty of Medicine.

Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Medicine.

Pacific Islander person means a person of Melanesian, Micronesian or Polynesian descent.

Scholarship means the Dr Gordon Colditz Memorial Scholarship.