Dr Anna Pham Scholarship in Medicine


$7,500 per year for five years


New students


Doctor of Medicine


Applicants must:

  • be commencing study in the Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents who have been granted a humanitarian visa (within the last 5 years) is usually preferred.
  • demonstrate financial or other hardship, which will be assessed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
  • Shortlisted (top three) applicants, as determined by the UAC Equity Ranking, may be required to make a written submission in support of their application, outlining why they chose their degree.

Dr Anna Pham

I came to Australia as a refugee from Vietnam at the age of 8 years old. I have lived, studied, trained, and worked in Southwest Sydney for all of my life. It is from this background that I have learnt to appreciate the challenges that comes with poverty, or at least, having a modest childhood with simple dreams.

I hope to inspire all young people with similar backgrounds to mine, to aim high, dream big, shake that chip from your shoulder. Remember that everyone is lovely regardless of financial status.

In this spirit, I hope that this scholarship can, in part, help to remove 1 layer of uncertainty, lift your spirit, make you feel proud of your heritage, remind you to lean on your resilience, concentrate on your studies, and have a little fun.

Application and Selection Process

Selection of this scholarship is based primarily on financial need and academic performance, to the maximum number of scholarships available. Additional factors such as educational disadvantage, membership of a specific equity group and/or significantly adverse personal circumstances will be taken into consideration.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed