Daniel Payne (1991 – 2015) was a young, passionate medical student who undoubtedly achieved great things and was on the path to achieving more. Many of his ambitions centred around counteracting social injustice. This is seen in the numerous health advocacy programs he was involved in. All his family, close friends and peers knew how passionate Daniel was towards closing gaps in health inequality. In the year 2015, the world of medicine lost a great man with the passing of Daniel Payne. His extensive range of textbooks were donated to GUMS to give to medical students who are experiencing financial hardship, a gesture fitting to Daniel’s cause. In memory, GUMS has established the Daniel Payne Memorial Scholarship, giving an avenue for students to donate their textbooks to those of our peers who are struggling financially.
For: Medical students experiencing financial hardship.
Available to: All medical students studying at Griffith University.
Award: A range of textbooks – varying each year, subject to availability.
Duration: Year of application.
Applications close: 22 July 2016.
Scholarship awarded: 31 July 2016.
- Must be a current medical student studying at Griffith University.
- Must be a current member of Griffith University Medicine Society (GUMS).
Successful applicants are selected according to:
- Evidence of financial hardship.
- Personal ambition – combating social injustice.
All selection criteria and judged in accordance with the answers applicants provide to three questions:
- Provide a statement describing your financial situation.
- How will receiving these textbooks be of assistance to you?
- How do you hope to use your medical degree to help disadvantaged groups?
Applicants are required to apply through their GUMS account, as well as provide their name, student number and email address. However, judges will NOT have access to these details when assessing the answers to the questions. Instead, a system will be set up to de-identify applicants throughout the offer process.