Monash Indigenous Scholarship for Achievement and Equity

Monash Indigenous Scholarship for Achievement and Equity

Achieving Potential Scholarship for Distinction

We reward talented Indigenous Australians who want to make change in the world. Whether you’re a commencing or current Monash student, or applying from another institution, you may be eligible for this scholarship.


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Total scholarship value

Up to $30,000

Number offered

Five 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:

  • Intending to enrol in an undergraduate degree at Monash campus in Australia
  • Current Year 12 or International Baccalaureate student in Australia, OR
  • Current Monash student, OR
  • Current student at another tertiary institution, OR
  • Completed an undergraduate degree from any institution
  • Of Indigenous Australian background
  • Consideration is given if you are from one or more educational disadvantage groups:
    • Have a low income
    • From a regional or remote area
    • Have a disability or medical condition
    • From a non-English speaking background
    • Have experienced difficult circumstances
    • From an underrepresented school
    • From a low socioeconomic status (SES) area
  • 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 per year until the minimum points for your degree are completed.
  • An invitation to apply for a place in Monash Minds, a leadership program for first-year students.

Number offered

  • Five scholarships available per year

Selection criteria

To retain this scholarship:

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

How to apply

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.