Dodson Indigenous Juris Doctor Scholarship

Dodson Indigenous Juris Doctor Scholarship

This scholarship is made available to Indigenous students who are studying the Juris Doctor in recognition of their high achievement.

The scholarship was named after distinguished Monash Alumnus Professor Michael Dodson AM and his daughter Inala (Dodson) Cooper, as the first Aboriginal parent and child to graduate from the Monash Law School, and in recognition of their contribution to the Indigenous community and to Indigenous affairs over many years.

Applications

5 November 2018

Total scholarship value

Up to $162,000

Number offered

Variable depending on funding

Indigenous Scholar Sian, Bachelor of Arts

Sian: I am in the right place

"Transition was hard. I felt different to other students. However, this scholarship affirmed I am in the right place and I belong here at Monash. It made me proud, recognised this was the right choice for me to make and has encouraged me to focus and commit myself to my studies."

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold or about to complete an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification recognised for admission to the Monash Juris Doctor Program.
  • Intend to enrol, or currently enrolled, as a Monash Juris Doctor student, attending the Monash University Law Chambers.

Benefits

  • Tuition fees paid for the Monash Juris Doctor program.
  • Access to a personal academic mentor.
  • A travel grant of $2500 to attend the Monash Law Prato program, Monash Law Malaysia program or another suitable internship program, mutually agreed upon with the Faculty of Law.

Number offered

  • Variable depending on funding.

Selection criteria

  • Based on academic achievement
  • The selection panel will give preference to your application if it shows evidence of community-mindedness and active involvement in community work (short-listed students will be contacted regarding this)

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Faculty of Law

How to apply

Every scholarship may have a different application process – or none at all. Read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline. \