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Gandel family supports scholarships

The Gandel family has committed A$1 million to the establishment of a transformational scholarship fund to support high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Bequest society honours legacy of giving

Monash University has honoured the generosity of those who make bequests to the University with the launch of the Matheson Society.

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Seeking answers

A grassroots fundraising effort has succeeded in raising enough funds to establish the Andrea Joy Logan Scholarship which supports postgraduate medical research into the factors that regulate blood glucose.

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Banking on mentoring

Brother and sister team Harsh Vardhan and Saumya Sharma have participated in Monash University's Alumni-Student Mentoring Program since 2010.

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Visionary gift honours pioneer

George Golvan explains why he and the Faculty of Law Class of 1970 have supported the Sir John Monash Sculpture Project.

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More than words

Professor Farzad Sharifian knows firsthand the trials and tribulations of international students, as well as the life-changing impact a PhD scholarship can have. This has been an important impetus for creating a scholarship in Intercultural Communication for international PhD students.

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Dispensing success

Mr Jim and Mrs Jenny Mitchell are supporting the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences through a gift in their will.

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Generating compassion

Building a deeper community understanding of past atrocities is a driving motivator for two Melbourne-based philanthropists.

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Pitching in for human rights

An innovative funding approach by the Bennelong Foundation is engaging all their staff in the philanthropic decision-making process.

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A passion for science education

With help from the Invergowrie Foundation Dr Melanie Denney was able to complete a Graduate Diploma of Education and is now teaching Year 12 students at the Sir John Monash Science School.

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A unique vision

An ambitious project to offer sight to people who are completely blind has captured the imagination of two major donors. Their support will allow Monash Vision Group's unique direct-to-brain bionic eye to begin human clinical trials within the next 12 months.

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Bakers Delight family rises to the challenge

Lesley and Roger Gillespie was a science undergraduate at Monash in the mid-'70s she had no idea that she would return to become a major donor to a global research program driven from the faculty in which she studied.

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Master landscape leaves an impression

Monash University has been given a superb Fred Williams painting by Fred's widow Lyn Williams AM. It is hanging in the Monash Conference Centre in the Melbourne CBD.

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Scholarship launched in memory of Law alumnus

Monash University will celebrate the ongoing legacy of alumnus Nicholas Auden, who tragically passed away in 2013, with the launch of a scholarship in his name.

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Alumni Outreach Centre launched for 2015

Professor David Copolov OAM, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Major Campuses and Student Engagement), last week officially launched the 2015 Alumni Outreach Campaign – Monash's largest alumni engagement project.

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Medical research scholarship promotes mentoring

Two medicine students have spent 2014 developing their research skills while mentoring the next generation of medical students thanks to the PSA Insurance Medical Science Scholarship.

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Scholarship inspires rural doctors

Three students from Monash University's School of Rural Health at Churchill are the lucky recipients of bursaries that will support them for the duration of their course.

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Chancellor launches Alumni Outreach Program

The Chancellor Dr Alan Finkel recently visited student callers at Monash University's Alumni Outreach Centre. Students are making contact with alumni as part of the 2014 annual appeal.

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Pioneers to honour Sir John Monash

A group of early Monash alumni – the Monash Pioneers – are inviting fellow alumni and Monash supporters to join them in giving back to Monash University and the community.

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Google IT

Jonathan Kairupan (MIT(MinorThesis) 2008, BInfoSys 2005) is one of more than 60 graduates in 25 countries who volunteer as part of Monash's Global Contacts Program.

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Book beneficiary

Alumnus Dr Richard Travers (MBBS 1970) speaks about his 15,000-strong book collection with immense pride. Thanks to Dr Travers' tremendous generosity they are now on display at Monash University's Sir Louis Matheson library.

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Potential unlimited

With more than $200,000 raised in five years, Monash University's Achieving Potential Fund is a quiet achiever that makes a real difference.

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Supporting country practice

Sam Hunt (BSc 2011) and Rachel Elliott are benefiting from the generosity of a Monash alumnus who had firsthand experience of the difficulties faced by rural students.

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For a fairer future

An enduring friendship formed in childhood led alumna The Honourable Justice Marcia Neave AO to become patron of the Susan Campbell Memorial Fund.

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Engineering leadership

The Faculty of Engineering will offer a scholarship for Indigenous students entering the Engineering Leadership Program thanks to the generosity of alumnus Nick Apostolidis.

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Marketing in perpetuity

Alumnus Tony Palmer and his wife Lisa hope to leave a lasting legacy at Monash. The Tony Palmer Award for Excellence is a modest idea that they hope will gain momentum and grow by encouraging others to give back.

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A prescription for giving

Pharmacy alumnus Michael Halprin has established the Michael Keith Halprin Scholarship Fund, which will provide a $5000 annual scholarship to gifted students wanting to study pharmacy.

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The gift of music

Retired medical practitioner Dr Alastair Jackson has spent a lifetime giving his time to programs and projects that enhance opportunities for the community to engage with music.

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Leading women in science

Dr Cathy Foley hopes to inspire a new generation of female scientists through her volunteer role on the Faculty of Science School of Physics Advisory Board.

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A tribute to retiring Victorian College of Pharmacy Chair

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is establishing a major endowment fund in the name of retiring Victorian College of Pharmacy Foundation Chairman, Alistair Lloyd AO.

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Bequest supports stem cell research

When Ruth Annie Hopkins passed away on 19 May 2011 at the age of 89 she left a generous gift in her will to Monash University directing that it should go to stem cell research.

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New Education PhD Scholarship for Excellence

The Faculty of Education has received a generous gift to support Higher Degree by Research students.

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Vale Dr Les Erdi OAM

The Monash University community was saddened to learn of the passing of friend and long-time supporter, Dr Les Erdi OAM (HonLLD 2010) on Australia Day.

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Space to learn

A scholarship is giving medicine student Alexandra Clarke the time and space to contribute something back to the University.

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Mining future leaders

Two leading mining companies have become founding supporters of Monash University's new Division of Mining and Resources Engineering.

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Design donation

Donating to Monash University through in-kind support can be a rewarding way to give back and support students as they move from education to a professional career.

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Furthering knowledge

The Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) has partnered with the Faculty of Education to provide a suite of new scholarships aimed at fostering research in education.

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Scholarships support

In 1983 Dr Roger Riordan AM decided that if he were ever in a position to do so he would try to change thinking in Australia from an emphasis on sporting prowess to an emphasis on academic success.

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Gift of Giving

A desire to give back to the program that inspired his legal career has prompted a $17,000 gift to the Monash Indigenous Centre.