2022 Ramsay Postgraduate Scholars Announced

Two Monash Arts graduates are among the 31 recipients of this year’s prestigious Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship.

In their announcement, the Centre acknowledged that the recipients are “outstanding, thoughtful, imaginative young Australians, committed to advancing a richer, deeper understanding of our civilisation through study at the world’s best overseas universities.”

The scholars were selected by a panel of eminent Australians chaired by NSW Solicitor General Michael Sexton SC and including members of the Ramsay Centre Executive and Board. Selection criteria included strength of character, leadership, and service; academic achievement; future goals; and a commitment to advancing a richer and deeper understanding of our civilisation.

It is expected that the 2022 scholars, already community leaders and high achievers in their respective fields, will go on to make significant contributions to Australian society in their chosen careers.

Meet the Monash Arts recipients:


Master of Public Policy – Harvard University

Janet Egan, from Melbourne, is now based in Canberra as the inaugural Policy Director for the Office of Supply Chain Resilience in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She is passionate about integrating national security, international and economic considerations to develop holistic policy in the national interest.

Janet graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and German Studies). With her World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship, Janet will study a Master of Public Policy at Harvard, focussing on the development of international and domestic policy actions to strengthen the resilience of clean energy supply chains.


Master of Arts in Liberal Arts – St John’s College, Annapolis

Sydney Rowe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University, specialising in the philosophy of religion, and postgraduate diploma in Psychology, where his thesis examined the cognitive basis of connectedness to nature. Sydney has a heartfelt passion for music and philosophy. With his St John’s College, Annapolis, Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship, Sydney will undertake the College’s renowned two-year Master of Arts in the Liberal Arts (MALA) degree and will be mentored to secure and participate in an internship in Washington DC.

Congratulations to all of the outstanding recipient scholars. For more information on Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships and how to apply, visit The Ramsay Centre website.