Betty Amsden AO Mentor Scholarship

Betty Amsden AO Mentor Scholarship

Monash Leaders Scholarship

The Betty Amsden AO Mentor Leaders Scholarship is awarded to Access Monash mentors each year in recognition of their service and leadership in the community. Access Monash mentors support high school students from under-represented schools in their transition from school to university by providing guidance, friendship and advice. This scholarship is aimed at recognising the mentors’ efforts and supporting them in their own studies.

Final year Access Monash mentors are invited to submit an application to participate in the Betty Amsden AO Alumni Mentoring program, where they are matched with Monash alumni mentors, who provide one-on-one mentoring with a focus on industry knowledge, networks, career planning and personal development.


September-November 2022

Total scholarship value


Number offered


Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Actuarial Science


I've been able to focus more on my academic goals without worrying about my financial situation. Having a scholarship has enabled me to start investing, which is useful practical experience for me as a finance student.

Through my scholarship program, I receive mentoring from alumni, which has helped me develop my skills and widen my horizon and network. I've been able to connect with industry to help determine my career and professional goals.

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 continuing Monash undergraduate coursework student.
  • Be in your final year in 2023 (or expected completion by semester 1, 2024).
  • Have completed at least 12 months of service as an Access Monash Mentor, within the last two years prior to appointment.
  • From an under-represented community.


  • $6000 paid for one year only, with the option to reapply each year.

Number offered

  • 20 scholarships are available.

Selection criteria

  • Based on leadership potential and the applicants’ willingness to share their time, skills and experiences with secondary school students.
  • Be selected as an Access Monash Mentor.
  • Written application and performance at an interview.

How to apply

  • Cannot be deferred
  • Current Access Monash Mentors will be invited by email to apply, applications are open September - November 2022.

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.