COVID-19 student crisis grants

In February 2020, as part of the University’s response to COVID-19, Monash established the Compassionate and Hardship Grant Scheme. This was a number of different grants, with varying eligibility and amounts. The Monash staff community and philanthropists contributed significantly to funding this initiative.

In total, Monash received and assessed 21,602 applications, providing financial support to 9,142 students. In total $23.9 million was provided in grants by Monash, with the Victorian government contributing $1 million dollars.