The Faculty of Medicine's role in preparing the next generation of medical professionals is greatly assisted through the ongoing support and generosity of our alumni and patrons. Their bequests and heartfelt donations toward over 70 scholarships and prizes for UQ Faculty of Medicine students rewards and supports our brightest and most deserving students.

For further information please contact the Scholarship and Awards Coordinator at med.prizes@uq.edu.au.

Visit the UQ Scholarships site.

Award nameEligible cohortBasis for award
Alan Van Tran and Min Ha Tran Indigenous Health Education BursaryAll FacultyTo support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain access to opportunities that enhance their education in health disciplines.
Dr Gordon Colditz Memorial ScholarshipAll FacultyTo support Faculty of Medicine students in financial need who are first in their immediate family to attend university and/or who are of Australian Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or who are of Pacific Islander descent.
Randall Silcock BursaryMD 3-4To support students studying Medicine by providing funding for students to present their research at a scientific conference.
Royal College of Pathologists Australia (RCPA) ScholarshipsMD 1-4Two scholarships are available: the first for an MD student and the second for an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander or Maori Medical Student who submit the best application outlining a project in pathology.
William Nathaniel Robertson ScholarshipHDR intermitting/concurrentTo enable a student to undertake a research project as part of the requirements for the MD-MPhil or MD-PhD programs.
Douglas H.K. Lee Family ScholarshipsHDR intermitting/concurrentTo enable a student to undertake a research project toward the degrees of MD-MPhil or MD-PhD. 
Siggins Miller ScholarshipMD 1

Awarded to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student based on financial need in the second semester of the year of award. 

Pomfrey Medical Trust ScholarshipMD 1-4Awarded to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student based on financial need in the second semester of the year of award. 

Medical Student Indigenous Scholarship

MD 1-4Awarded to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student based on financial need in the second semester of the year of award. 

Bev Rowbotham Doctors on Boards Company Directors Course Scholarship

MD 1-4The scholarship will cover the cost of the Company Directors Course offered by the Australian Institute for Company Directors (AICD).

Medical Students Financial Aid Scholarships

The Financial Aid Scholarships were established in 2020 and are comprised of nine named Scholarships, which aim to provide financial support to students studying at the Faculty of Medicine.

Named Scholarship
Eligible cohort
Basis for award
 
MD 1
To support medical students who can demonstrate financial need and academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the Doctor of Medicine.
MD 1
To support medical students who can demonstrate financial need and academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the Doctor of Medicine.
Emmerson Family Medical ScholarshipMD 1

To support medical students who can demonstrate financial need and academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the Doctor of Medicine.

MD 1-4
To support medical students who demonstrate an interest in surgery, in particular orthopaedic surgery, and who can demonstrate financial need.
MD 1-4
To support domestic medical students who can demonstrate financial need and academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the Doctor of Medicine.
MD 1-4
To support medical students who can demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing.
 
MD 1-4
To support medical students who can demonstrate financial need, with a preference for the scholarship to be awarded to a female applicant.
MD 1-4
To support medical students who can demonstrate financial need.
 
MD 1-4
To support domestic medical students who can demonstrate financial need and academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the Doctor of Medicine.
MD 1-4
To support domestic medical students who can demonstrate financial need, with a preference for the scholarship to be awarded to an applicant from the Bundaberg/Wide Bay area.
Award nameEligible cohortBasis for award
Rural Doctors Association of Queensland PrizeMD 4Best applicant interested in a career in rural medicine.
Ralph Doherty PrizeMD 4Best applicant on the basis of demonstrated significant all-round contribution to the community, achievement in academic research contribution and personal qualities, including leadership potential.
Catherine Thorp-Cramb Prize in Doctors' Mental HealthMD 3-4Best essay on the topic of Doctors’ mental health.
Eric W Peet Memorial Prize in Medical EthicsMD 4Best essay on medical ethics.
Charles Ferdinand Marks and Elizabeth Gray Marks PrizeHDR intermitting/concurrentBest applicant on the basis of academic record, feasibility and expected benefits of research project.
The Pfizer PrizeMD 3Best critical appraisal of published material on a topic in the field of pharmacology and therapeutics.
Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM) PrizeMD 3  Best essay on a topic related to occupational health.
Harold Plant Memorial PrizeMD 4Best applicant on the basis of academic, sporting, and character attributes.
Dr Paul Stuart McCarthy PrizeMD 4Best applicant on the basis of integrity, UQMS participation, community service, and sport or adventure.
Karl Kessler Memorial PrizeMD 1-4Best essay outlining experience while undertaking an elective in infectious diseases.
Sum, Wing and Leong Fong Prize in RadiologyMD 3-4Highest scoring radiology-related research presentation
Award nameEligible cohortBasis for award
John Wienholt Memorial PrizeMD 1Highest aggregated mark in the first attempt of MEDI7111 and MEDI7112
Dr Konrad Hirschfeld CBE PrizeMD 1Highest aggregated results in Clinical Practice 1 and 2 
Alumni Friends of UQ Medicine PrizeMD 1Highest aggregated results for Health, Society and Research course over Semesters 1 and 2
Alumni Friends of UQ Indigenous Medicine PrizeMD 1Highest aggregated results for first year MD courses who are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
McGraw-Hill Book PrizeMD 2Highest scores in the second year examinations
Alexander and Elizabeth Raff Memorial ScholarshipMD 2Highest score in year 2 exams
Jean and Joyce Stobo Memorial PrizeMD 2  Highest Year 2 marks in the examinations for female student
Dr Marjorie Patel Prize in General PracticeMD 3Highest examination results and Tutor/Preceptor feedback in GP rotation
Charles Mitford Lilley Memorial PrizeMD 3Greatest merit in the surgery rotation. (Not in receipt of another Surgery prize)
H.J Windsor PrizeMD 3Best perfomance in Year 3 surgery examinations
Herbert John Wilkinson Memorial Prize in AnatomyMD 3Best perfomance in Year 3 surgery rotation
The John Bostock Prize in PsychiatryMD 3Best perfomance in Year 3 mental health rotation
Neville G Sutton Prize in SurgeryMD 3Best perfomance in Year 3 surgery rotation
RACGP Ben Adsett Memorial PrizeMD 3Best perfomance in GP rotation
Raymond James Memorial PrizeMD 3Best perfomance in Year 3 mental health rotation
Dr Mark Skinner PrizeMD 3Highest GPA in Year 3 for a student who has undertaken a rotation at Greenslopes Clinical school
David AF Morgan Prize for Academic ImprovementMD 3Most significant improvement between end of year GPA in year 1 to year 3
Dr Magdalene Brodie Memorial PrizeMD 3-4The top two students in the Paediatrics & Child Health clinical rotation, based on academic achievement
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists PrizeMD 4Best performance in anaesthetics
Australian Medical Association Memorial PrizeMD 4Highest GPA in Years 3 and 4 of the program
Dr Elaine Katte Prize in MedicineMD 4Highest overall marks for the 4 years of the program
Elsie Butler Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Child HealthMD 4Highest mark in the paediatrics and child health rotation.
Elsie Butler Wilkinson Memorial Prize in Obstetrics and GynaecologyMD 4Highest mark in the obstetrics and gynaecology rotation.
John F Dunkley Memorial PrizeMD 4Best results in obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology
John Rendle-Short Prize in Child HealthMD 4Best results in paediatrics & child health
Lilian Cooper PrizeMD 4Highest overall achievement (GPA) for the 4 years of the program.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Women’s Health PrizeMD 4Highest mark in the obstetrics and gynaecology rotation (not in receipt of another O&G prize)
Royal Australian and New Zealand college of Ophthalmologists PrizeMD 4Best perfomanace in Y4 ophthalmology
William Nathaniel Robertson PrizeMD 4Highest mark in year 4 OSCE
Dr Michael Reading Memorial Prize MD 4Highest mark in the paediatrics and child health rotation
Dr Helen Row - Zonta Memorial PrizeMD 4Highest combined marks in the Paediatrics and Mental Health rotations
Dr Morris Lewin PrizeMD4Best performing student in the Obstetrics/Gynaecology course who comes from a rural/regional area and has completed their Obstetrics/Gynaecology placement in a rural/regional area.
Peters Family Medical PrizeMD4Students from a rural background with the highest achievement in the MD program.

External scholarships are also available from public and private donors. For any queries and full criteria, please visit the website or contact the provider directly as UQ does not administer these scholarships.

  • Dr Jonathan Herald Orthopaedic Scholarship Program
    • Open to medical students
    • Value: $5,000
    • Applications open 12pm Monday August 15, 2022
  • UQ Rural Clinical School 2022 UCAT ANZ Bursary Program (UQBP)

    UQ Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) is pleased to provide Year 12 high school students attending an eligible high-school within the UQRCS geographical area who have registered or are planning to register to sit the UCAT ANZ Test in 2022, and who meet ALL UQBP eligibility criteria with the opportunity to apply for a UCAT Bursary. The UQBP provides regional, rural and remote high-school students with the means to undertake UCAT ANZ at one of the seven designated Pearson VUE Testing Centres, thus removing the geographical and accessibility barriers that these students face.  This offer involves a $300 Bursary which assists covering transport and overnight accommodation costs. 

    Applications close Friday 24 June 2022 at 5:00pm AEST.  To apply for the UQBP, please email UCAT2022@uq.edu.au to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria, and request the Application Form and Program Terms and Conditions.