The Melbourne Scholarships Program offers the following equity scholarships for local students (Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents) undertaking graduate studies:
Fay Marles Scholarship (FMS)
The Fay Marles Scholarships provide support for students of Indigenous Australian descent and/or who have compelling personal circumstances. The FMS is available to students undertaking a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne.
Harbison-Higinbotham Research Scholarship
The Harbison-Higinbotham Research Scholarship is available for graduate research degree students undertaking studies in the following areas: history, sociology, economics/commerce, politics, government or administration.
Frederick Blake Shepherd Scholarship
The Frederick Blake Shepherd Scholarship is available for graduate research degree students, with preference given to disadvantaged students.
Eleanor and Joseph Wertheim Scholarship
The Eleanor and Joseph Wertheim Scholarship is available for graduate research degree and graduate coursework students. The scholarship aims to assist unmarried female students over the age of twenty-five, enrolled full-time at the University of Melbourne, who are in difficult circumstances.