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Making a bequest


To have an impact on the future of education and research, consider including Monash University in your Will.

By including a bequest in your Will, you will help shape life-changing experiences for students and our community. You will support much needed scholarships, ground-breaking research and allow us to address key issues of sustainability, social justice and human rights.

People making a bequest have often been inspired by Monash's influence on their lives or on the lives of others. Bequests from staff, alumni, friends, students and their families have supported teaching and learning, research, library resources, and student scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

How do I include Monash University in my Will?

You can leave a bequest to Monash University by adding a codicil to your current Will or by drafting a new Will.

We recommend that you seek advice from a solicitor when making your Will. Law societies in every state of Australia publish lists of accredited specialists in Wills and estates. Trustee companies can also advise you.

As a Will is a legal document, it is in your best interest to ensure that the wording is precise and does not include statements that can be misinterpreted. Our team can help you develop a description and guidelines to ensure your vision for Monash University is captured in your Will.

The following bequest wording may be adapted by your legal adviser for inclusion in your Will:

"I bequeath to Monash University the whole of my Estate (or …...% of my Estate, the residue of my Estate or the sum of $ …………), free of all duties and deductions, to be applied for (either) the purposes of the University in such manner as the University may determine (or) the following purpose - describe your vision here. I direct that the receipt of Monash University shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Trustee(s)."

What can I give to?

Most people who make a bequest are happy to allow Monash University to decide the best way to use their gift. However, you can request your gift to be directed to a specific area. If you wish to do this, we ask that you discuss your intent with us.

The Matheson Society

Those who inform us of their intent to leave Monash University a gift in their Will are invited to join the Matheson Society. The Matheson Society is a community of like-minded people who value the role of higher education and who have taken the opportunity to make a lasting and meaningful impact on current and future generations.

Society members have the opportunity to attend Monash University events and meet with our leaders, researchers and students throughout the year. If you would like further information on the society, please contact, Kasey Baines.