Monash Mentor Scholarships

Monash Mentor Scholarships

The Monash Mentor Scholarship recognises excellence for those participating in the Access Monash Mentoring or Monash Peer Mentoring program. You will have the opportunity to develop key employability skills, while being a mentor to high school students or first-year University students.

This scholarship is available to commencing students with an ATAR of 80.00+ and current students with a minimum Weighted Average Mark of at least 65%. As the Monash Mentor Scholarship is designed to support students who may not otherwise be able to participate in volunteering, 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.


See program webpages below for application opening and closing dates

Total scholarship value

Up to $16,000

Number offered

300+ per year

Antara, Bachelor of Science and Law (Honours)

Antara: Helping my mentees grow

My mum was the first person I told when I received the scholarship as she is my role model and taught me to always help others and volunteer with a lot of disadvantaged groups.

Helping my mentees grow into confident individuals through the Access Monash Mentoring Program has been my highlight. Furthermore, mentoring international students has been another achievement as I've watched them gain a lot of confidence, public speaking skills and accelerate in academics.

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, and
  • Selected to be an Access Monash Mentor, and able to commit to mentoring up to 3 mentees, or selected to be a mentor in the Monash Peer Mentoring program, and
  • Demonstrated commitment to making a difference to others through leadership and community involvement, and commitment to higher education, and
  • 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

Number offered

  • 300+ scholarships available per year.

Selection criteria

This scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, Access Monash Mentor 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 south-eastern suburbs.

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

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.