June Howqua Grant

June Howqua Grant

Sir John Monash Scholarship for Distinction

This scholarship is available to high achieving Monash students studying medicine who have a low income.


17 Jan - 4 Mar 2022

Total scholarship value

Up to $6,000

Number offered

Variable depending on funding

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine


This scholarship has contributed to my achievement of publishing my first paper as well as hosting lectures. These experiences will help as I work towards becoming a medical practitioner and tutor in future. I've also been able to have a better work-life balance and spend the time mentoring.

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 full-time current Monash undergraduate student studying the final year of the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at a Monash campus in Australia (includes graduate entry at Gippsland campus).
  • Must have achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 80.


  • $6,000 one-off payment.

Number offered

  • Variable depending on funding.

Selection criteria

  • Based on academic achievement.
  • Applicants must submit an essay (of 4000 characters or less, including spaces) addressing the following:
  1. How will the scholarship benefit you?
  2. Demonstrate the potential to make an impact as a medical practitioner.
  3. Where you see yourself in 10 years' time in terms of professional practice and engagement.
  4. Demonstrate that your activities outside the formal confines of the medical school have had an effect on other people?

Preference may be given to applicants who have low income.

To retain this scholarship:

  • Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment.
  • Recipients will be asked to provide a progress report on the benefits of this scholarship to the donor at the end of the year.

How to apply

  • To apply, submit your application directly to Monash.
  • This scholarship cannot 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.

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