Gough Family Scholarship for Medical Education (Financial Aid Scholarships)

Gough Family Scholarship for Medical Education (Financial Aid Scholarships)

Australia 27 Aug 2021
The university of Queensland Australia

The university of Queensland Australia

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State University
Host Country
27 Aug 2021
Study level
Opportunity type
Opportunity funding
Full funding
Eligible Countries
This opportunity is destined for all countries
Eligible Region
All Regions


Established in 2019 by Professor Ian Gough AM and Dr Ruth Gough under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by income generated from the endowment fund. Both Professor Gough and Dr Gough are UQ Medical Program graduates, and their daughters, Jenny and Helen, are also UQ graduates. Professor Ian Gough is a former Royal Australasian College of Surgeons President and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to medicine as a clinician, to education as an academic, researcher and author, and through medical advisory roles. Dr Ruth Gough is a former psychiatrist who taught and mentored many UQ graduates.

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

How to apply

Please complete and submit the following documents to med.prizes@uq.edu.au by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

  • Application Cover Page
  • Student Income Statement


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.


Scholarship and Awards Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine

Scholarship value : At least $4,500 unless this amount exceeds the annual income from the underlying endowment fund.

Number awarded : 1

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