Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Beaumont Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to one student per year from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The scholarship is awarded based on need, with preference given to an Indigenous Australian.

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Beaumont Scholarship awards $5000 to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at a Monash campus in Australia.

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.

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 more about the application process for the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Beaumont Scholarship.

How you can help

If you would like to make a difference to a future student, please consider donating to an existing scholarship today. To discuss setting up your own named scholarship or award, please contact Sally Cane, Development Manager, Pharmacy on +61 3 9903 4806 or email sally.cane@monash.edu.

Meet the 2020 scholarship recipient

Ellie Ponsonby-Thomas – Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours)

“I am very grateful and feel a great sense of pride to be the FPPS Beaumont Scholarship recipient, especially considering the prestige of the scholarship’s donor and background at Monash Parkville.  The financial help of the scholarship is immense and has made me feel as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”     Ellie Ponsonby-Thomas

I am currently completing my honours year in pharmaceutical science at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (MIPS). Prior to this, I completed three years of undergrad at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science at Monash.

Before moving to Melbourne to study at Monash, I grew up in a small town on the North-West coast of Tasmania called Ulverstone. Growing up in Ulverstone meant that for year eleven and twelve I was required to travel to the next largest city, Devonport, to complete my final years of studies. Although none of the schools I went to would be regarded as top schools in the state, I feel very fortunate to have had the education and support that I did from my teachers and family. I am a very firm believer that your education is what you make of it.

As far as I can remember, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects have always been my favourite topics at school. During year eleven and twelve, my favourite and best performing subjects were chemistry and biology. Therefore, I knew I wanted to pursue a tertiary degree that would further my knowledge of these subjects.

I was really draw to the pharmaceutical science course at Monash as it seemed to combine my love for chemistry and biology as well as set me up for a very rewarding career. The outstanding reputation of the MIPS research branch was also very convincing that it was the right place for me to continue my studies.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time as an undergraduate. The degree exceeded my expectations in terms of theoretical knowledge and opportunities for practical application. Therefore, this year I decided to further my degree and complete a research-based honours year.

At the completion of this year I would love to continue forward in helping contribute to improvements in patient treatment, whether this is from a research perspective or industry based.

Past recipients of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Beaumont Scholarship

2019   Luke Williams