James TF Chong Memorial Scholarship

The James T F Chong Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 and is available for award to a student beginning their first year in the School of Law at Murdoch University, who can demonstrate a measure of commitment and initiative in their academic and personal life and has achieved an ATAR of 90 or above.


One scholarship is available




 Open: Monday 1st October 2018
Closes: Monday 18th February 2019, 4.00pm (Australian WST)


Two $1,500 instalments in Week 7 or 8 of Semester 1 and Semester 2.


To apply for this scholarship you must be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • A current year 12 school-leaver with an ATAR of 90 or higher;
  • Prepared to commence full-time studies for the first year of the Bachelor of Laws at Murdoch University; and
  • Able to demonstrate a measure of commitment and initiative in your academic and/or personal life.
More info:

How to apply

1 Download and complete the application form.
2 Email the following documents to scholarships@murdoch.edu.au
  • Completed application form;
  • A personal statement describing:
    • Your academic goals and planned career pathway;
    • How this scholarship will assist you in achieving these goals;
    • Examples that demonstrate a measure of commitment and initiative in your academic and/or personal life; and
    • Desire and motivation for studying law, and studying at Murdoch University.
  • At least one written reference from a person of the community (who is not related to you by any means) who is qualified to comment on your commitment initiative in your academic and/or personal life.
  • If you would like to be considered on the grounds of financial need, please provide appropriate documentary evidence, such as a Centrelink statement or bank statement, which is dated within the last 30 days.

What happens next?

All applications are ranked against each other in a careful assessment of the combination of each of these criteria:

• Eligibility;
• Personal Statement;
• Satisfactory references from persons suitable to comment; and in some cases
• Special consideration will be made for students experiencing financial hardship.

Applicants will be contacted by the Student Financial Support Office via the email address registered in MyInfo.