J. L. William Scholarships

Several J. L. William Scholarships are available to students enrolling in Honours at Monash through the School of Physics & Astronomy - the number of scholarships available will be determined by a School panel, based on the academic quality of the applicants.

J. L. William

Les William was born in Melbourne on January 18, 1915. He was a leading scientific instrument maker. From the 1930s to the 1980s there cannot be many Australian laboratories that have not possessed an example of his beautiful craftsmanship. His name on an electrical instrument was a guarantee of excellence, both in terms of precision and beauty. Les William liked to recall Lord Kelvin's dictum that one did not truly understand a scientific quantity until one could measure it and provide an accurate numerical value.




1 year


At the time of application, candidates must be:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent resident; and
  • intending to enrol in a Monash Science Honours program through the School of Physics & Astronomy.

Selection criteria

To encourage talented women and Indigenous students to continue their studies with Honours in Physics or Astrophysics, ALL female and Indigenous students accepted into our Honours program will be awarded the J.L.William Scholarship.

Scholarships from applicants not in these categories will be awarded on the basis of application strength including academic achievements.

Closing date



See Monash University Honours Scholarships.