The UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program aims to strengthen our community by investing in exceptional young people who use their skills and commitment to lead positive change in our community, state and nation.

Established in 2004, the UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program is a joint initiative of the Fogarty Foundation and the University of Western Australia.

The program is one of Australia’s premiership scholarship programs, working with local and international leaders and partners, to provide Scholars and alumni with comprehensive academic scholarships, enrichment opportunities, leadership development and strong networks.

10 new scholarships are awarded each year to students who study across a range of disciplines. These comprehensive scholarships include a tailored leadership program for the Scholar’s entire university degree that focuses on developing transformative leadership skills in each of the Scholars. 


In 2018 we have

59 Scholars


78 Alumni

studying and working in a variety of fields 

View the Scholars Biography Booklet 

Our Scholars are contributing to their communities, our state & our nation in numerous ways:

  • Thriving academically, completing their Masters, Honours and PhDs and winning other prestigious scholarships
    • 4 Rhodes Scholarship recipients
    • 2 John Monash Scholarship recipients
    • 1 Fulbright Scholarship recipient
    • 1 Westpac Bicentennial Scholarship recipient
  • Contributing to positive change through their work, advocacy, volunteering and activism
    • Participating in university and community initiatives including Dr YES, WASTV, Teach Learn Grow, UN Youth, Teach for Australia and the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Hub…amongst many others
  • Gaining leadership roles that enable them to make positive change in their chosen fields
    • Working for the World Health Organisation, the United Nations, consultancies, hospitals, law firms, scientific institutions, teaching and even competing at the Olympics
  • Becoming innovators and ( future) job creators by establishing their own initiatives
    • Bloom; WA Student TV; Teach Learn Grow; Global Health Short Course; Bibliotech…and more!

View the Scholars Booklet here

“Being a Fogarty Scholar fundamentally changed my experience at university, and I have no doubt it has changed my whole life.” 


Michael Douglas, UWA Fogarty Scholar Alumnus


The Leadership Program provides Scholars and Alumni the opportunity to network with leaders from many sectors and organisations through a range of events and seminars.


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