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.


17 Jan - 4 Mar 2022

Total scholarship value


Number offered

One per year

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


My future seemed uncertain, with no hope of ever going on to higher education before this scholarship. It has changed my life. I'm now able to envision and work towards a better life for me and my family. I've been able to grow my skills from professional development activities such as Engineers without Borders, and am now working towards my goal to use engineering to give back to the less privileged communities.

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 current students, 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.