Domino’s Give for Good program funds new scholarship
A new scholarship program funded by the Domino’s Give for Good program is helping Monash make a difference in the lives of students with exceptional promise who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Domino’s Leadership Scholarship, powered by Domino’s Give for Good program, is designed to support students from under-represented communities demonstrating leadership potential to study at Monash.
The partnership will see Domino’s provide $48,000 over four years for scholarships for two disadvantaged students per year, commencing undergraduate degrees in Business, Science, Engineering and Economics at Monash.
Successful recipients will be selected from communities under-represented in higher education on the basis of academic achievement, and future leadership potential and will be allocated to commencing first-year students who are experiencing financial, social or personal hardship.
“Scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds are key to increasing access to higher education and enabling them to thrive and ultimately succeed in fulfilling their potential,” said President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO.
“We are grateful for the support of Domino’s in partnering with Monash University to ensure we can make a difference to the lives of exceptional students."
Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (Domino’s) Group CEO and Managing Director, Don Meij said Domino’s Give for Good program was pleased to partner with Monash to provide funding to young students to assist them in completing their university degree.
“There are many students out there who have the ability and the motivation to attend university but due to financial reasons may not be able to,” Mr Meij said.
“Domino’s is proud to be able to assist these students achieve their goal of completing a university degree by providing funding to help them ease the burden of the expense of textbooks, travel and living costs and computer equipment.
“We hope that by reducing the financial stress for the student, they are free to make the most of their opportunity at university and go on to excel in their chosen field.
“Through this grant, Domino’s is proud to contribute to the next generation of educated graduates and looks forward to working closely with Monash University for years to come."
Students will have access to world class leadership and technology via the newly created Food Innovation Centre at Monash and be able to meet with and hear directly from industry leaders, including from Domino’s Executive Leadership, to provide support and inspire. They will also take part in school outreach activities and mentoring secondary school students from disadvantaged schools, via the Access Monash Mentoring Program.