Westside Renal Scholarship Program

We are dedicated to supporting tomorrow’s leaders in Nephrology. The Westside Renal Scholarship Program provides $2000 for a selected student each year. To apply for the Westside Renal Scholarship Program you need to be:

We appreciate a diverse range of applicants and encourage all eligible students to apply.

Artificial model of a kidney
Medical student with her university colleagues


Supporting the next generation

At Westside Physicians, we know the future of our healthcare depends on training and supporting the next generation of Doctors and Nephrologists. Those who strive for excellence in their studies often go on to achieve great things in medicine, and that’s the kind of passion and enthusiasm we love to encourage and nurture.

So every year, we offer a $2,000 scholarship to medical students in Australia. The scholarship, awarded for initiative and forward-thinking, helps students to afford the tools they need to excel, including course costs, relevant textbooks, research materials and technical equipment.

On completion of their studies, students recognised under the Westside Renal Scholarship Program may continue to be mentored in their early career by our team of Specialists.


Applications for 2024

Applications for the next round of our scholarship program will open on 1 December 2023.

All submissions entered will be reviewed by the specialist team at Westside Physicians. Selected applicants will then be shortlisted before a recipient is chosen based upon our selection criteria.

Applications open on 1 December 2023.

Applications close on 28 February 2024.

To apply for the Westside Renal Scholarship Program you need to be:

  • 18 years or older
  • An Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled in a medical degree at any Australian University

There is no application template – we look forward to seeing your creativity and innovative applications. Please ensure your application includes:

  • Your full name
  • Contact details
  • Details of tertiary institution
  • Year of study

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the burden of kidney disease in Australia
  • Interest in the field of Nephrology
  • Ability to be innovative and forward thinking
  • Succinct presentation of information
  • Academic Excellence

To apply, please email a cover letter and essay outlining the selection criteria to

  • 2023 Demi Markakis, Monash University, Victoria
  • 2022 Emilie Guy, Monash University, Victoria
  • 2021 Isaac Tang, Monash University, Victoria
  • 2020 Ruby Marslen, Monash University, Victoria

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