Achieving Potential Scholarships for Distinction

Achieving Potential Scholarships for Distinction

This scholarship provides access to a Monash education for talented students who may not otherwise be able to fund their studies. If you are a low income earner and achieve an ATAR of 90.00+ you may be eligible for the Achieving Potential Scholarship for Distinction.


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Total scholarship value

Up to $36,000

Number offered

150 per year

Bachelor of Paramedicine


I'm from a single-income family, and having a scholarship helped relieve some of the financial pressure as I started university. It also gives me the motivation and confidence to strive for excellence, as I know I have the support of others. The opportunity to follow one's dream is not one I take lightly, and I am fortunate to have a scholarship that is helping make my dream a reality.

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:

  • Currently in Year 12 or IB student, or completed Year 12 or IB in previous year and has not undertaken any other tertiary study.
  • Students applying to Monash from TAFE, enrolling in an undergraduate course at Monash.
  • Minimum ATAR of 90.00 (minimum ATAR of 80.00 for Indigenous students) or students applying to Monash from other tertiary institutions with a high distinction average (80% or above). Students applying to Monash from other tertiary institutions are assessed based on course application, prior academic achievement and ATAR (equivalent of high distinction average).
  • Have a low income.


  • Commencing students: $6000 per annum (48 credit points of study) for the duration of your degree.
  • An invitation to apply for a place in Monash Minds, a leadership program for first year students.

Number offered

  • 150 scholarships available.

Selection criteria

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 60 each semester.

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.