Dodson Indigenous Juris Doctor Scholarship

This scholarship is made available to Indigenous students who are studying the Juris Doctor in recognition of their high achievement:

The scholarship was named after distinguished Monash Alumnus Professor Michael Dodson AM and his daughter Inala (Dodson) Cooper, as the first Aboriginal parent and child to graduate from the Monash Law School, and in recognition of their contribution to the Indigenous community and to Indigenous affairs over many years.

Scholarship details

Value: $162,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Law and paralegal studies

At Institution:

  • Monash University

Study level:

  • Postgraduate coursework

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Hold or about to complete an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification recognised for admission to the Monash Juris Doctor Program;
Intend to enrol, or currently enrolled, as a Monash Juris Doctor student, attending the Monash University Law Chambers;
Provide a Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage certificate or a certified Statutory Declaration form to the William Cooper Institute. This can be emailed to If you have any queries please contact the William Cooper Institute on 9902 4972.

Further Information

Selection criteria:
Based on academic achievement;

The selection panel will give preference to your application if it shows evidence of community-mindedness and active involvement in community work.

Tuition fees paid for the Monash Juris Doctor program;
Access to a personal academic mentor;
A travel grant of $2500 to attend the Monash Law Prato program, Monash Law Malaysia program or another suitable internship program, mutually agreed upon with the Faculty of Law.