Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Postgraduate
Study area Medicine
Scholarship value At least $4,500 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 2020 by Drs Donald and Isobel Perry-Keene through their generosity and belief in supporting others. Don and Isabel are UQ Class of 1966 medical school graduates who have a long history of caring for Queenslanders. Don was one of Brisbane's first endocrinologists, and Isobel an accomplished anaesthetist. Both Don and Isobel came from humble beginnings in rural country Queensland to study medicine at UQ in Brisbane where they met and fell in love. The couple’s three children, Susan, Joanna and James, all UQ graduates, endorse this gift as a way to honour and carry on their parents' names and legacies.

This scholarship sits under the Faculty of Medicine’s Financial Aid Scholarships. The Financial Aid Scholarships were established in 2020. 


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 the Doctor of Medicine;
  3. can provide documentary evidence of financial hardship; and
  4. does not hold another Scholarship that the Dean considers similar.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Send your completed application to

Your application must include the following:

  1. Completed Cover Page
  2. Completed Student Income Statement (please note that payments received from Centrelink are considered as income)
  3. Centrelink Income Statement
  4. Copy of your unofficial transcript from Si-Net
  5. Personal statement demonstrating how the Scholarship will assist 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. where applicable, any additional requirements for Named Scholarships as outlined in Addendum 1; and
  4. any other matter that the selection committee considers relevant to the applicant’s future success in their study.

Where all other considerations are equal, preference will be given to applicants from the Bundaberg/Wide Bay area.

Scholarship rules


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Terms and conditions

A recipient may hold a Scholarship for one year or as otherwise specified in Addendum 1 for a Named Scholarship, subject to the recipient –

  1. continuing to be enrolled full-time in the program in which the recipient was enrolled when awarded the Scholarship;
  2. achieving a GPA of at least 5 in the first semester of the Scholarship in the year of award.
  3. not holding another Scholarship that the Dean considers to be similar.