Gandel Scholarships

Gandel Scholarships

Monash Leaders Scholarship

The Gandel Scholarships support high-achieving students with leadership potential who have experienced educational disadvantage and wish to contribute to the community.

The Gandel Scholarships aim to create a platform for exceptional individuals to develop their skills and contribute to a better world. You will become a mentor to students from under-represented schools as part of the Access Monash Mentoring Program, giving you the opportunity to develop your leadership, public speaking and teamwork skills.

The Gandel family have a close connection with Monash University – three generations have studied here. Two scholarships are awarded each year – one to a male student (John Gandel Scholarship) and one to a female student (Pauline Gandel Scholarship).


2 Aug - 8 Oct 2021

Total scholarship value

Up to $45,700

Number offered

Two per year

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


The financial support from my scholarship allows me to work less, focus more on my studies, and contribute through the Access Monash mentoring program. It has also connected me with a scholarship donor who worked in my field, and is now a great mentor to me as I work out where I want to end up and how to navigate the challenges of studying an Engineering degree.

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 also be:

You must meet the following criteria:


  • $6000 per annum (48 credit points of study) for up to four years.
  • $6000 for on-campus accommodation at Monash Residential Services (MRS) in your first year. You must apply directly to Monash Residential Services (MRS) for on-campus accommodation.
  • $2500 global grant for overseas study
  • An invitation to apply for a place in Monash Minds, a leadership program for first year students.

Number offered

  • Two per year (one for a male student and one for a female student)

Selection criteria

  • This scholarship is awarded to the top male and female applicants based on academic achievement, personal circumstances, social or low income and leadership potential.
  • You will be interviewed to assess your commitment to making a difference through leadership and community programs.
  • Consideration will be given to students who are experiencing social disadvantage such as those who are from communities under-represented in higher education including those, but not limited to recent refugee arrivals in Australia, Indigenous Australian or those who find themselves in difficult circumstances.

To retain this scholarship:

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.

Apply through VTAC