Monash Mentor Scholarships
The Monash Mentor Scholarship is designed to recognise excellence of students participating as mentors in the Access Monash or Monash Peer mentoring programs. Mentors have the opportunity to develop key employability skills, while mentoring high school or first-year university students.
This scholarship is available to commencing students with an ATAR of at least 80.00 and current students with a minimum Weighted Average Mark of at least 65%. The Monash Mentor Scholarship is designed to support students who may not otherwise be able to participate in volunteering, therefore preference will be given to students from under-represented communities.
Monash has increased the number of these scholarships available thanks to the generous donations from Alumni and supporters of the University through the Achieving Potential fund.
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Total scholarship value
Up to $16,000
300+ per year
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:
- Commencing or continuing student
- Intending to enrol or be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Monash
- Selected to be an Access Monash Mentor, and able to commit to mentoring up to 3 mentees, or selected to be a Monash Peer Mentor
- Demonstrated commitment to making a difference to others through leadership and community involvement, and commitment to higher education
- Commencing students, must achieve an ATAR of at least 80.00.
- Continuing students who have completed at least 2 semesters of study must have a minimum 65% Weighted Average Mark
- $2,000 per semester ($4000 per annum) for a maximum of 4 years.
- Develop key employability skills
- Participate in leadership and networking opportunities with senior Monash staff, alumni and community leaders
- 300+ scholarships available per year.
This scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, and Monash Mentor written application and interview performance.
Preference will be given to students from under-represented communities and, for the Access Monash program, those who can provide face-to-face mentoring at Access Monash partner schools in Melbourne’s outer south-eastern suburbs and the Mornington Peninsula region.
To retain this scholarship:
- You must maintain enrolment in a Monash University undergraduate degree and fulfil the requirements of the relevant Monash Mentor role for which you were offered the scholarship.
How to apply
- To be considered for this scholarship, you must apply to become an Access Monash Mentor or Monash Peer Mentor Application dates: 2 August to 22 October 2021.
- Applications for Year 12 students are open 2 August - 8 October 2021, submit a scholarship application through VTAC
- For current Monash students, applications are open 17 January - 4 March (2pm) 2022 apply directly to Monash.
- This scholarship cannot be deferred
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.