The Southern Pacific Development Masters Scholarship has been established to provide support to a student within the area of psychology, who is making a significant and valuable contribution to addressing the issues associated with childhood depression.

Maximum value is $5,000 payable in instalments.

Applications currently closed.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • be enrolled in the Masters of Clinical Psychology, commencing second year
  • be studying full-time or part-time
  • be provisionally registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application.

Study details

  • Program - GPA
  • Honours and Research Topics: Provide a brief outline/summary of your research, and name of supervisor (Applicant is desirous of undertaking a thesis in an area relevant to childhood depression).


  • Referee Details: One referee report.


  • Personal statements:
    • Scholarship benefit: Personal statement outlining the reasons for applying for this scholarship. Include valuable contributions to addressing the issues associated with childhood depression.

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There is one postgraduate scholarship available for a student who is embarking on the 5th year of their postgraduate clinical degree in Psychology. Students who have completed their first year in the Masters of Clinical Psychology, commencing their second year, are eligible to apply.

Maximum value is $5,000, paid in instalments. Instalments of $2,500 are payable for each enrolled trimester up to maximum value of the scholarship or minimum duration of the program, whichever is the lesser.

Payments are made within six weeks after the Census Date subject to satisfying scholarship terms and conditions.

To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to:

  • remain enrolled at Griffith University in the program for which the scholarship was awarded
  • maintain a GPA of 6.0 or above
  • submit a progress report, signed by your supervisor at the end of Trimester 1 to the scholarships office.

The above conditions are verified each trimester at Census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, scholarship payments may be withheld, or the scholarship may be terminated.

Applications, including referee reports, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.