Achieving Potential Access Scholarships

Achieving Potential Access Scholarships

A great start to university

Starting at university can come with lots of unexpected costs for books, equipment, transport and accommodation. This scholarship provides low income earners and students from a regional or remote area with additional funds to help with educational costs. You will receive $1500 each year for your first 2 years of uni.


3 Aug - 9 Oct 2020

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Chris, Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours)

Chris: I hope to be a promoter of change

The scholarship gave rise to a broad range of changes. The impact of these changes have been overwhelmingly positive - especially in terms of my academic life. With the aid of the scholarship, I was able to afford course materials and truly optimise how I approach my studies.

With my degree, I hope to be a promoter of change. In my eyes, whether my ideas aid only a small group of people or millions worldwide, the satisfaction of having helped someone in need remains. I hope that in 10 years time I will have made an impact on the sustainability sector and waste management. With the use of technology, I see myself revolutionising this part of our daily lives.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Australian humanitarian visa holder

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a low income or be from a regional or remote area
  • Commencing a Monash undergraduate degree (Bachelor) at a Monash campus in Australia
  • Not receiving any other scholarship or award payment (except for one-off equity grants such as Global Equity Grant or Practical Placement Grant)
  • Have not undertaken any previous study at Monash


  • $1500 paid per annum for 2 years.

Number offered

  • All eligible students who are not receiving another scholarship will receive an offer

Selection criteria

  • Award based on need.

How to apply

Every scholarship may have a different application process – or none at all. Read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline. For more details, visit our scholarships application page.