Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship

Applications open
9am, Monday 1 August 2022
Applications close
5pm, Friday 28 October 2022
Payment per year
1 semester
Bachelor of Laws
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
Type of Scholarship
Financial Need
Available In
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics (ABLE)
Available To

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 one student who secures a human rights internship and is eligible to enrol in the Human Rights Internship Programme (HRIP) offered as part of the undergraduate law degree at the University of Adelaide.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia undertaking study as a Commonwealth supported student and must be enrolled in at least a three-quarter student load and be studying or completed studying a course on international law or human rights law offered as part of the undergraduate law degree at the University of Adelaide.

Selection of the successful candidate will be made according to academic merit and financial need. Academic merit for continuing students will be determined according to students’ cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) or equivalent scores.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need and be able to 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.

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

The total value of the scholarship is $5,000 for one year payable in one instalment after acceptance of the scholarship. Please note, where two or more candidates are of equal merit in any year, the Scholarship may be divided equally amongst them.

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