Inaugural Scholarships for Notre Dame's School of Medicine

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 10-7-2006

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

Publication Place



The Vice Chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia, Dr Peter Tannock, today announced the establishment of The Woss Family Scholarship in Medicine.

Dr Tannock said the Scholarship would be open to Australian citizens enrolled in the University’s Bachelor of Medicine course on the Fremantle Campus and would be for one year’s duration. Holders of the annual Scholarship would each receive $6,000. It was anticipated that up to seven Scholarships will be awarded each year.

The Scholarship has been established by Mr Ronald Woss, a prominent Perth businessman, with the aim of assisting meritorious mature-age students in Medicine who need assistance to help with their living and course costs. Its particular focus will be on assisting students who have demonstrated drive and commitment to study medicine, despite financial hardship.

Dr Tannock said the setting up of the Scholarship was a wonderful act of benevolence on the part of the Woss family. “The fund will assist medical students directly and in a very practical way. Ultimately it is the Western Australian community which will benefit when these fine committed people serve as doctors.”