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Introducing the

Dr Timothy Steel

Medicine Scholarship

Associate Professor Timothy Steel has been a leading neurosurgeon and spine surgeon in Australia for almost two decades.

With almost 10,000 successful surgeries performed since he became a consultant neurosurgeon in 1998 at St Vincent’s Hospital, he understands how important it is to help the next generation of doctors to achieve their maximum potential.

With that in mind, he announced the Dr Timothy Steel scholarship program in 2019. You can find out more information below.


This scholarship is offered annually to one person. Applications for 2020–21 are open until October 31, 2020.

The Award

The value of this scholarship is AUD $4,000 (total amount). This amount is paid as a one-off payment to the winner.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution and studying to be a doctor or a nurse.
  2. This is available to both undergraduate and post-graduate students.
  3. Only citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply.
  4. You must have reached 18 years of age to enter.

The challenge

To apply for the Dr Timothy Steel Scholarship, you will need to write an essay (maximum 700 words) on why you chose this field of study and the difference you hope to make.

How to apply

All applicants must email the following documentation to [email protected]:

  • Proof of Identification;
  • Proof of enrolment, including course name, tertiary institution name and enrolment status;
  • Your response (max word count 700 words); and
  • Contact details (including residential address).

Selection process

The winner of the scholarship will be selected and awarded by Dr Timothy Steel on the basis of the entry that best grasps the challenge. Dr Steel will decide which submission is successful on November 15, 2020.


The winner will be notified by email and their name will be published on our website on January 31, 2021.

See full Terms and Conditions.

About Dr Timothy Steel

Professor Timothy Steel is a leading neurosurgeon and spine surgeon in Sydney with more than 21 years experience as a consultant neurosurgeon. Most of his time as a neurosurgeon has been at the cutting edge of spine surgery in Australia.

Dr Steel underwent 10 years of surgical training after his internship at some of the finest hospitals in Australia, the United States of America and England. It was during this period of his life that it became clear just how crucial good education is in this field.

As a result, Steel has been passionate about furthering the education of the next generation of students in the fields of neurosurgery and spinal surgery, teaching at the University of Notre Dame, where he recently became an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor and takes on students as part of their Masters in Medicine program.