Gifts of any size make a difference at Melbourne Law School. You can make a donation to one of our scholarship funds supporting talented students in financial need, or to our Foundation, Library or Highest Priorities funds detailed below. Donations of over $2 are tax-deductible in Australia for Australian taxpayers.
You may split your gift between multiple areas by clicking more than one option in the online giving form.
Melbourne Law School’s Highest Priorities
Making an unrestricted gift to Melbourne Law School helps us fulfill our highest-priority tasks.
MLS Highest Priorities – First in Family
A gift to the MLS Highest Priorities – First in Family will assist the school to support its students who are first in their family to access tertiary education. This could include (but is not limited to) the provision of one-off support payments/bursaries and travel grants.
MLS Highest Priorities – Indigenous
A gift to the MLS Highest Priorities – Indigenous will assist the school with its various Indigenous programs, including student support. This could include (but is not limited to) teaching and learning initiatives, research activity, scholarships, the provision of one-off support payments/bursaries and travel grants.
MLS Highest Priorities – Regional and Remote
A gift to the MLS Highest Priorities – Regional & Remote will assist the school to support its students from regional and remote areas of Australia. This could include (but is not limited to) the provision of one-off support payments/bursaries and travel grants.
Melbourne Law School Foundation
The Foundation exists for the promotion of excellence in education, study, teaching and research at Melbourne Law School. Donations to the Foundation are an investment in the Law School’s long-term future.
Cheryl Saunders Scholarship
Named for Laureate Professor Emerita Cheryl Saunders AO (BA 1966 Arts, LLB (Hons) 1966, PhD Law 1976), the Cheryl Saunders Scholarship supports Melbourne Law School students demonstrating financial need.
Daniel B Wright Scholarship
Family and friends of Dan Wright created this scholarship in 2016 to memorialise Dan Wright, who passed away shortly after commencing his second semester of the Juris Doctor in 2012. This scholarship will reward JD students who have demonstrated excellence in one or more public law subjects, reflecting Dan’s passion for human rights, refugee law and international law.
Malcolm D H Smith Memorial Scholarship
Professor Malcolm DH Smith was a leading international figure in Asian legal studies and the Founding Director of the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne. Established to remember Professor Smith and his exceptional contribution to Asian legal studies, this scholarship is open to commencing domestic and international students of the Melbourne JD, who have completed either an undergraduate degree majoring in Asian studies at a tertiary institution in Australia or Asia, or an undergraduate law degree at a tertiary institution in Asia.
The Law Library has one of the finest legal collections in Australia, including rare books and extensive online resources. Making a gift to the Law Library helps support student study needs and maintaining the highest quality and most up-to-date legal resources.
Women in Tax Law Travel Scholarship
Established by friends, colleagues and former students of Professor Ann O’Connell (BA (Hons) 1975, LLB (Hons) 1977, LLM 1983), The Women in Tax Law Travel Scholarship will support in perpetuity female students and alumnae of Melbourne Law School to undertake studies and/or research in tax law overseas.
Frequently asked questions
I wish to make a tailored gift
The Melbourne Law School Advancement team would be delighted to discuss a bespoke gift with you. Please contact us at email@example.com.
I wish to make a gift to an existing fund not listed
We cannot list all possible giving destinations in the online form. For gifts to existing funds at Melbourne Law School not listed, you can make a note of your desired giving destination. Alternatively, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish to support a prize at Melbourne Law School
Prizes are merit-based awards provided to students who have achieved academic excellence in a given subject, field of study or year level group. If you wish to support prizes at Melbourne Law School, please contact us at email@example.com.
I wish to request anonymity with respect to public recognition
To accept a gift the University must know the donor's identity. However, if you request anonymity with respect to public recognition, your request will be respected, honoured and confidentially enacted in line with the University's Donor Charter.
I wish to leave a gift in my will to Melbourne Law School
For further information on bequests to the University, visit the Gifts and Bequests page. Those who have pledged to support the University of Melbourne through a gift in will are recognised through the Heritage Society. If you wish to discuss a potential gift in will, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish to discuss my giving at Melbourne Law School
The Melbourne Law School Advancement team would be delighted to assist you with your enquiries.
Please email us at email@example.com.
For further information about giving at the University of Melbourne please visit https://www.unimelb.edu.au/alumni/give/donate/donation-faqs.