Skip to Content

Distinguished Scholarships Event

Life-changing experiences

Missed the expo?


Are you committed to contributing to a better future?

Can you demonstrate leadership ability and academic merit?

These generous and prestigious scholarships provide you with the opportunity to further your studies overseas with some of the world’s leading global institutions.

If you’re in your final year, studying Honours, graduate coursework or research, we encourage you to come and find out about these life-changing experiences.

Even if you're in another year level, and beginning to think about your future, you're welcome to attend to find out more about these amazing opportunities.

Scholarship information pack (pdf 290kb)

Distinguished Scholarships Expo

Missed our expo, or wanting to find out more? Please come along to one of our two follow-up sessions for tips on understanding selection criteria, writing your application, and contacting your referees.

Room 2.82, Learning and Teaching Building
19 Ancora Imparo Way
Clayton campus
Monash University

Monday 20 May

Register now

Thursday 23 May

Register now

Student profiles

  • Celia Vandestadt

    Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Award

    Celia was awarded an inaugural Westpac scholarship to do her PhD at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) in 2016 after completing her honours degree in Science. Celia believes that by doing her PhD at ARMI and within the Kalsin Lab that she will be able to make the scientific contribution that will launch her research career.

    Apart from supporting the cost of her PhD studies, the scholarship program introduces Celia to a mix of high profile and high impact people that she would probably never otherwise have met.

    “I’m passionate about cross-cultural collaborations and instilling young scientists with skills to help them succeed in our industry into the future. To address this I will be working with a team of fellow scholars to initiate an international student network.

    Upon finishing my PhD, I would like to know that through my achievements and experience with the Westpac scholarship, and my time at ARMI, that I have the capacity to go anywhere and apply my knowledge and experience to a range of things.

  • James Barklamb

    Schwarzman Scholars (China)

    James was selected for this scholarship in 2017 while studying a double degree in Arts and Law.

    He hopes to use the experience to pursue work that engages emerging powers in global governance initiatives that support peace and security. 

    “Through my time at Schwarzman College, I hope to better understand China's growing presence as a military and diplomatic actor on the international stage, and how Chinese leadership can be shaped to protect vulnerable communities at risk of conflict. 

    The program's commitment to developing scholars as future leaders is incredibly exciting, and I hope to use this leadership training in supporting transformational change in international institutions in the years to come.”

    During his studies James also interned with Rwanda's Commission for Fight Against Genocide under an Arts Abroad program and has volunteered with the Monash Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. 

Scholarships on offer

Contact for enquiries

If you have any questions about this event please email