George Masterman Scholarship

Scholarship Type:  Equity
Scholarship Group:  B


  • $7,500 per year for one year*
    *full-time, or part-time equivalent

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:



  • continuing students who have completed a minimum of 160 credit points of a Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Laws (Non-Graduate Entry), or a combined Bachelor of Laws program


  • Bachelor of Law (stand-alone or double degree)


George Masterman 

I wish to provide the opportunity of advancement to a student of law who might not have the means to concentrate on his or her studies and as a result has insufficient time to plan the way he or she can make a difference to our society.

My inspiration has been my late husband. I am creating the George Masterman Scholarship in his memory and his honour. George was a highly intelligent and fiercely independent barrister (QC). He demonstrated a great breadth of his understanding of the law so that he was able to look at a problem in a holistic way and be creative in solutions. He co-authored Australian Trade Practices Law in 1967. The NSW Government appointed him as an inspector into the collapse of stockbrokers Patrick Partners in 1975. He acted pro bono in many cases which raised public interest questions, civil liberties or consumer rights. As the NSW Ombudsman from 1981-1988 he made that office a genuinely independent place of review of administrative action, including that of the police. He bravely fought for transparency of decisions by those in positions of power and fairness for those who were not. I hope this scholarship allows you to fulfill your dreams and gain success in your legal career.

Application and Selection Process

Applications are to be submitted through the Universities Admissions Centre. Shortlisted applicants, as determined by the UAC Equity Ranking, may be required to make a written submission in support of their application.

Further information and how to apply can be found on our Equity Scholarship page.

Continuing Eligibility Criteria

  • Recipients must remain enrolled at Western.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 4.