Information Technology Indigenous Merit Scholarship

Information Technology Indigenous Merit Scholarship

Sir John Monash Fee Scholarship

Are you an Indigenous student who can demonstrate strong academic achievement? If you are currently studying IT at Monash or intend to do so, you may be eligible for this scholarship.

The Information Technology Indigenous Merit Scholarship is a generous scholarship of up to $16,000 paid towards course fees and will be awarded to the highest achieving eligible student based on academic achievement from previous study.


No application required

Total scholarship value

Up to $16,000

Number offered

Up to two per year

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)


I relocated to Melbourne for university and needed to support myself. With this scholarship, I was able to take up a research internship instead of having to work all summer.

As an Indigenous student, the William Cooper Institute has made an incredible impact on my student experience. I had help applying for scholarships and opportunities, received academic assistance with my studies, and attended social events to meet other Indigenous students.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • A commencing or continuing undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) student in an approved degree or graduate pathway program in the Faculty of Information Technology at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Of Indigenous Australian background.
  • To be eligible you must provide a Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage certificate or a certified Statutory Declaration form to the William Cooper Institute. This can be emailed to If you have any queries please contact the William Cooper Institute on 9902 4972.


  • $6000 per annum (48 credit points of study) paid towards course fees until the minimum points for your degree are completed.

Number offered

  • Two scholarships available per year.

Selection criteria

  • Award based on academic achievement.
  • Awarded to the highest achieving eligible student based on academic achievement from previous study.
  • Preference will be given to commencing students.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 each semester.

How to apply

  • No application is required. Students that apply for a course through VTAC will be automatically assessed.
  • This scholarship can be deferred

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.