Monash Support Scholarship

Monash Support Scholarship

Monash Support Scholarships are provided to current and commencing students whose educational achievements may have been masked by their personal circumstances. The scholarship is awarded based on need - there is no specific ATAR requirement.

You may be eligible if you are a low income earner and intending to study an undergraduate or graduate degree at Monash. Additional consideration will be given if you are experiencing other forms of educational disadvantage such as being an Indigenous Australian or recent refugee, live in a low socio-economic, regional or remote area, attend an under-represented school, have a disability or long-term medical condition, or have experienced difficult personal circumstances.

Monash has increased the number of these scholarships available thanks to the generous donations from Alumni and supporters of the University through the Achieving Potential fund.

Applications

5 August - 6 November 2019

Total scholarship value

Up to $15,000

Number offered

300 per year

Olivia, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Olivia: From rural Victoria to Monash

Moving from my rural town over 5 hours away to the city and having to find accommodation were barriers I faced to attend Monash. Without this scholarship, university would not have been possible for me because I come from a very low income family. Being able to attend university and pursue my dreams as well as being independent has greatly boosted my self confidence and happiness.

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:

  • Commencing or continuing student, enrolled in or intending to enrol in an undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) degree at a Monash campus in Australia*.
  • Have a low income
  • *Includes Diploma of Tertiary Studies and Diploma of Higher Education

Benefits

There are two types of scholarships available:

  • Type 1: $3000 per annum (48 credit points of study) for the duration of your degree.
  • Type 2: $3000 one-off payment.

Number offered

  • Type 1: 300 scholarships available per year.
  • Type 2: Variable (Depending on funding).

Selection criteria

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must maintain a pass average (50% or above) each semester.
  • If stated in your offer letter, you may be asked to provide an annual progress report to donors, giving you an opportunity to share your appreciation, experiences and benefits from receiving the scholarship.

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.