Monash Mentor Scholarships

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

Number offered

300+ per year

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Inclusive Education


Having a scholarship supports my participation in the Access Monash mentoring program. I have been able to work with students from various schools during their final years, which has broadened my understanding of education as it relates to my area of study in inclusion and diversity in teaching and learning.

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

Number offered

  • 300+ scholarships available per year.

Selection criteria

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

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.