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Fund Name: Dr Susan Lim Medical Scholarship Fund
Date of Foundation: 6 July 2010


Established through the generosity and vision of Deepak Sharma and Dr Susan Lim, in recognition of the achievements and vision of Associate Professor Tony Buzzard (1960), Fellow of the College, and Associate Professor Andrew McGowan (1983), Warden of the College (2007-). The scholarship is to provide full funding each year for a student studying medicine at the University of Melbourne who is also resident at Trinity College. The student may be either an undergraduate or a graduate and will be selected by a panel which will include Associate Professor Tony Buzzard (or his nominee) and the Warden of the day, or his or her nominee.

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Susan Lim entered the College in 1974 under the wardenship of Dr Evan Burge, although she was studying at Monash University. She was an outstanding medical student who was also a keen rower at College. She completed her MBBS in 1979, and and her Doctorate in 1984. She has become one of the leading surgeons of the region, and the world, and participates in conferences around the world, with a special interest in stem cell research. She was elected as a Fellow of Trinity College in 2004 for her outstanding contribution to medicine and humanity around the world. (A more comprehensive biography is appended to this document.)

Associate Professor Tony Buzzard, a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, has made a unique contribution to Trinity over four decades. He entered the College in 1960. After graduating in Medicine, he continued as a resident medical tutor, becoming Senior Tutor in 1969. At the same time he was appointed Director of Medical Studies, a position he held for a quarter of a century. Apart from his labours for Trinity College, Tony Buzzard has made significant contributions to his profession, having been Honorary Secretary for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, for which he is also an examiner, and an  Associate Professor at Monash University and the University of Melbourne. He is a joint author of Medicine and Surgery for Lawyers, the profits from which were donated to the Trinity College Foundation. Tony Buzzard was elected as a Fellow of Trinity College in 1999.

Associate Professor Andrew McGowan, BA(Hons) WAust, BD(Hons) MelbCollDiv, MA, PhD Notre Dame is an alumnus of the College (1983–85),and was Director of the Trinity College Theological School and Joan F W Munro Lecturer in Theology from 2003 until 2007. An Anglican priest, Dr McGowan worked in parish ministry and tertiary education in Victoria, Western Australia and the United States. He studied Classics and Ancient History at the University of Western Australia, Theology at Trinity, and undertook doctoral studies in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity at the University of Notre Dame in the USA. He has lectured at Harvard and Yale, was formerly a lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle, and was Associate Professor of Early Christian History at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before returning to Trinity. He was appointed 7th Warden of the College in 2007.


2016 & 2015

  1. Mr. Wayne Zheng

Wayne Zheng

2. Ms. Shilpa Rath

Shilpa Rath


"Residing at Trinity is so much more than I could ever have hoped for and coming back as a second-year has been incredibly fun and rewarding. Reconnecting with my peers as a returning student and the "been-there-done-that" perspective has allowed me to take on a more active role In the College community as a whole, as Well giving me a real sense that I belong at Trinity.

This scholarship has given me the motivation and the agency to achieve my utmost in my chosen degree, and the ability to enjoy the opportunities and comforts that come with living in such a terrific community. Thank you very much for providing me with that privilege."

Taken from an inspiring appeal by Ms. Rath.


1. Ms. Laura Toscano


Wayne Zheng

2. Mr. Wayne Zheng

"With the most heartfelt gratitude, I am writing to thank you for your generous support of the Dr Susan Lim Medical Scholarship at Trinity College, the University of Melbourne. I tun very honoured to be recipient of this scholarship and I appreciate that with this support, I am able to make the most of the opportunities at college and the university.

I am currently in my second year of the Bachelor of Biomedicine and I am interested in pursuing a combined major in immunology and microbiology followed by postgraduate studies through Melbourne's Doctor of Medicine program."

- Taken from a letter by Mr. Zheng's.

3. Ms. Jocelyn Chu

Jocelyn Chu




  1. Mr. James Wolfe
  2. Ms. Gyu Sung Lee
    "It has been my dream from an early age to study medicine and also to actively participate in selfless works. This grant has given me the ultimate chance by financially supporting me to live in rich and diverse environment to excel in my academic pursuit of medicine, to accomplish life ambitions and to extend both hands to the community through volunteer work in a range of diverse fields.

    Without this scholarship, studying medicine in such an environment would not have been possible and thus this grant holds even greater importance to me as well as my family. Thus, your sanctioning of this scholarship only strengthens my belief to succeed in medicine, to uphold the name of the Dr. Susan Lim's generous contribution and always to remind myself of Trinity College's aims of 'Excellence, Community and Diversity'."
    An excerpt from an inspiring letter written by Ms. Lee.