Monash-Pratt Musician Performance Scholarship

Monash-Pratt Musician Performance Scholarship

Sir John Monash Scholarship for Distinction

A scholarship for commencing or continuing music performance students, awarded for academic merit and outstanding musical performance.


No application required

Total scholarship value

Up to $6000

Number offered

2 per year

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Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Australian humanitarian visa holder
  • An International student

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Commencing or continuing music performance student in an undergraduate degree in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Playing a specialised instrument as determined by the School of Music.


  • $6000 for one year only (48 credit points of study).

Number offered

  • Two scholarships available per year: one for jazz and one for classical.

Selection criteria

  • Award based on a combination of academic performance and previous musical performance as determined by the School of Music.
  • Performance at an interview/audition.
  • Continuing students must have achieved a minimum of a distinction average (70%) in their principle music study.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must maintain satisfactory academic performance as determined by the School of Music.

How to apply

  • No application is required. All eligible students will be automatically assessed
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred
  • You will be asked to provide a progress report on the benefits of this scholarship to the donor during the year
  • Eligible students will be invited to an audition/interview by the School of Music

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.