Kath Byer Indigenous Scholarship

Kath Byer Indigenous Scholarship

Achieving Potential Scholarship for Distinction

Indigenous students who aspire to study at Monash University are invited to apply for the Kath Byer Indigenous Scholarship. The scholarship is established in memory of the late Kath Byer OAM, fondly remembered as the licensee of the Notting Hill Pub (‘The Nott’).

Since 1930, the pub has been frequented by many a Monash student and staff and continues to play a key role in the social culture at Monash.

The family of the late Kath Byer has generously decided to honour her memory by establishing the Kath Byer Indigenous Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship will receive up to $24,000 with preference given to applicants who have a low income.


2 Aug - 8 Oct 2021

Total scholarship value

Up to $24,000

Number offered


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:

  • Intending to enrol in any undergraduate degree at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • 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 wci-study@monash.edu. If you have any queries please contact the William Cooper Institute on 9902 4972.


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

Number offered

One scholarship is available and awarded sequentially.

Selection criteria

  • Based on academic achievement.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have a low income.

To retain this scholarship:

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

How to apply

  • To apply, submit a scholarship application through VTAC.
  • 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.

Apply through VTAC