Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship

Applications open
9am, Monday 5 August 2024
Applications close
5pm, Friday 1 November 2024
Payment per year
1 semester
Bachelor of Laws
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Financial Need
Available In
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics (ABLE)
Available To
Continuing Students

The Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship was established from the generosity of members of the South Australian legal fraternity and the proceeds of the Portrait of John Bray and Dame Roma Glimpses of a Glorious Life Volumes.

This scholarship will support a student who will be undertaking a human rights internship as part of their Bachelor of Laws.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be undertaking the Bachelor of Laws program 
  • Be an Australian Citizen, permanent resident of Australia, New Zealand Citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • Be enrolled in an internship related to human rights law as part of the Bachelor of Law degree
  • Demonstrate you are in financial need*

* Applicants must demonstrate financial need and provide supporting documentary evidence at the time of application, e.g. details of income tested Commonwealth income support payment, such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY benefits, or other details of their financial circumstances.

* Evidence of Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) application or approval does not demonstrate financial need.

Selection of the successful candidate will be made according to:

  • Academic merit (GPA)
  • Financial need
  • Answers to questions on the application form

Important Information:

  • You must meet all of the above listed criteria to be eligible to apply
  • The Scholarship must be taken up in the year in which it is offered
  • Students receiving other University of Adelaide Scholarships may apply for this Scholarship
  • Please note, where two or more candidates are of equal merit in any year, the Scholarship may be divided equally amongst them.

Before submitting, applicants are required to contact Associate Professor Laura Grenfell (Ph: 8313 5777 / Email: laura.grenfell@adelaide.edu.au) to discuss their application.

Students in receipt of other University of Adelaide Scholarships may apply for this Scholarship but students cannot be awarded both a Law Foundation of SA Inc Human Rights Internship Scholarship and the Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship