Alex Raydon Scholarship for Refugee or Migrant Students

Alex Raydon Scholarship for Refugee or Migrant Students

Achieving Potential Scholarship for Distinction

This scholarship is for students enrolling in postgraduate studies who are refugees or were born in a country other than Australia and have resided in Australia for 12 months or more.


3 Aug - 6 Nov 2020

Total scholarship value


Number offered

One per year

Edison Nguyen

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Excellence

Edison Nguyen: Recognising excellence in all circumstances

An equity scholarship really helps families like mine who might not be able to afford the university expenses that aren’t covered by HECS, such as books.

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:

  • A commencing or continuing student enrolled or intending to enrol in a postgraduate (coursework) degree at a Monash campus in Australia
  • From a refugee and/or migrant background*

*For the purposes of this scholarship, migrant is defined as a person who was born overseas whose usual residence is Australia. A person is regarded as a usual resident if they have been (or are expected to be) residing in Australia for a period of 12 months or more. In the scholarship application, applicants will be asked to make a self-declaration. Students who declare that they are a migrant as per the definition, will be deemed to have fulfilled this condition of the eligibility criteria


  • $6000 paid for one year only.

Number offered

  • One scholarship available per year

Selection criteria

  • Awarded on the basis of need to eligible applicants. Preference will be given to students who are recent refugees.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must maintain a Weighted Average Mark of 50 each semester.

How to apply

  • Applications for Year 12 students are open 3 August - 9 October 2020, submit a scholarship application through VTAC
  • Applications for current students are open 3 August - 6 November 2020, apply directly to Monash.
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred.
  • Recipients will be asked to provide a written progress report on the benefits of the scholarship to the donor including your academic achievements.

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.