Noble Stewart-Hamilton Scholarship


This scholarship was made possible by the generous support from the Estate of Joyce Agnes Stewart-Hamilton (nee Noble), who was unable to realise her ambition of becoming a veterinarian.

If you are commencing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or accelerated pathway via the third year of the Bachelor of Science Veterinary Bioscience specialisation), this scholarship could assist you financially with study and living expenses.

Value and Duration

Award Value:  $15,000*

Duration: payment each semester for the standard duration of the course.

If you are currently studying in the University of Melbourne's accelarated pathway program - Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)  - you are eligible to apply for this scholarship in the period before you commence your third year.

 * based on 2017 award

How to apply

Terms and Conditions

Scholarship Payments

Annual scholarships are paid in two instalments after Semester 1 and Semester 2 census dates.

  • Amounts are payable as a pro-rata if enrolment is less than full time
  • Full-time enrolment constitutes at least 37.5 points in one half-year period


Scholarship recipients are expected to attend an award ceremony. Failure to attend (without extenuating circumstances) may result in cancellation of the scholarship.

Students are expected to maintain ‘good standing’ in their course. This means not being identified as At Risk of, or making unsatisfactory progress.

If the recipient fails a subject, payment of the scholarship will be suspended for that semester in which the failure occurs (or for that year of enrolment if the failed subject is a year-long subject). Payment will also be suspended over any period in which the recipient is required to repeat a failed subject. Payment will be terminated if the recipient ceases to be enrolled in the DVM program (including the third year of the BSc undertaking the Animal Health and Disease major). 


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • be enrolled to commence study in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (in either the Animal Health and Disease major (Veterinary Bioscience specialisation) in the third year of the Bachelor of Science, or as a graduate in the first year of the DVM program)
  • provide evidence of financial need.


Please note, your personal statement should include an outline of how the scholarship would benefit you in studying Veterinary Science. 

  • Applications Open: Mid-December 2017
  • Applications Close: 4 March 2018

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