Dr Herbert Gibson Rural Health Scholarship

Dr Herbert Gibson Rural Health Scholarship

Achieving Potential Scholarship for Distinction

A scholarship for students who are studying medicine and have a low income or are from a regional or remote area of Australia.

Dr Herbert Gibson was born in Bendigo and moved to Melbourne to study Medicine at Monash. He later became an academic staff member at Monash, and devoted his life to the care of marginalised people.


3 Aug - 6 Nov 2020

Total scholarship value

Up to $30,000

Number offered

Variable (Depending on funding)

Shani Hodges
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Helping you achieve your full potential

I feel furthering my education provides a positive role model to my children, and displays that through hard work, anything is achievable.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • 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
  • Have a low income
  • From a regional or remote area


  • $6000 per annum (48 credit points of study) up to a maximum of five years.

Number offered

  • Variable (Depending on funding)

Selection criteria

  • Based on academic achievement and need.

To retain this scholarship:

  • 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.

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. For more details, visit our scholarships application page.