Skip to content

Dr Herbert Gibson Rural Health Scholarship


Dr Herbert Gibson was born in Bendigo and moved to Melbourne to study Medicine at Monash University. After graduating in 1970, Dr Gibson returned to Bendigo with a particular focus on psychiatric medicine to increase access of medical and psychiatric care for those who lived in rural areas.  Her

Dr Gibson’s association with Monash continued long after his graduation. By 1973, he helped found the Middle Park Clinic in Melbourne, where he was at the centre of medical care and the fight against HIV. As this work continued to grow, Dr Gibson starting lecturing at Monash University on the topics of HIV and blood borne diseases. By 1994, he became Senior Psychiatric Medical Officer with the Bendigo Health Care Group, in addition to working for the Rural Health General Practice division of Monash University in Bendigo.

Herbert Gibson devoted his life to the care of the underprivileged and marginalised in our society hoping to give medical attention to those who were most in need.


Total value of $20,000

  • $4000 per annum, paid per year until the minimum points for your degree are completed, for a up to a maximum of 5 years
Number offered
  • Variable depending on funding
  • Based on academic achievement and need


All conditions must be met

  • Australian citizen
  • Commencing or continuing student enrolled or intending to enrol in full-time in the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (includes graduate entry students) at a Monash campus in Australia
  • Experiencing financial disadvantage
  • From a regional and remote area of Australia
  • You must maintain full-time enrolment
  • You will be asked to provide a progress report on the benefits of this scholarship to the donor at the end of the year.
Application and other information