The Peter Beaumont Scholarship

Alumnus Peter Beaumont has established a scholarship to support academically  talented students wishing to study pharmacy, but may not have the financial means to do so.

The Peter Beaumont Scholarship awards $5000 to a commencing Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) student in their first year of study based on academic achievement, financial need and living at least 50km outside Melbourne.

Peter comes from regional Victoria and a long line of pharmacists and other medical professionals. He graduated from the Victorian College of Pharmacy in 1957 and enjoyed a long career as a retail pharmacist, operating pharmacies in Shepparton, Aspendale and Seaford.

Peter sees supporting a scholarship as the ideal way to acknowledge the education that fostered a rewarding career. "It's a way of saying thank you to the profession and the many people who contributed to my education and to my country, which granted me a Commonwealth Scholarship".

Read more about Peter Beaumont's story

How to apply

Find out about eligibility and applying for The Peter Beaumont Scholarship.

How you can help

If you want to make a difference to a future student, please consider donating to an existing scholarship today. If you want to discuss setting up your own named scholarship, or an award, please contact Chantelle Shaw, Alumni and Foundation Officer, on +61 3 9903 9087 or email

Meet the 2018 scholarship recipient

Ethan Zhen Huan Loo, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Master of Pharmacy

When I started high school, I was determined to enter Monash University for a healthcare degree, more specifically the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).

My great interest in chemistry and anatomy (developed in high school) and the satisfaction and joy I feel in helping others in any way I can is what motivated me to apply for Monash University’s course in Pharmacy.

I was determined to enter into a healthcare profession so I could develop skills in improving the general health of others and make a positive impact in people’s lives.

My family’s financial circumstances affected the chances of this happening and it would have been near impossible to study this course without a scholarship.  This is why I am grateful for the Peter Beaumont scholarship as it helped my interstate transition run smoothly.

Part of this transition included finding accommodation and purchasing university resources, and the scholarship enabled me to manage my finances easier and no words can express my thanks.

This scholarship has helped me buy furniture, books, food, electricity, and club fees. Without the support to purchase these things, I am not sure if I could have stayed in Melbourne.

My move to Melbourne could not have occurred without this scholarship and it is such a privilege to be offered and accepted to study in a world-class pharmacy school at Monash University.

Receiving the Peter Beaumont scholarship is truly an honour and I feel overjoyed and blessed that I have received this scholarship.

I want thank Peter Beaumont for donating this scholarship and the part he has played in my university journey.

Past recipients of The Peter Beaumont Scholarship
2017Shamika Ratnayake
2016Andy Tran