MRS Indigenous Leadership Pathway Scholarship

MRS Indigenous Leadership Pathway Scholarship

Monash Resident Scholarship

A scholarship for Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander students who show leadership potential who are intending to or currently live on campus at Monash Residential Services.


18 Jan – 12 Feb 2021

Total scholarship value

Up to $14000

Number offered

1 per year

Ashley Paxton

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business

Ashley Paxton: It eases the financial burden

As a scholarship recipient, I have peace of mind knowing that I won’t finish my degree under a mountain of debt.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled or intend to enrol full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a Monash campus in Australia, and
  • Of Indigenous Australian background
  • Commencing or current resident at Monash Residential Services (MRS)
  • You must apply directly to Monash Residential Services (MRS) for on-campus accommodation.
  • 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.


  • Up to $14,000 towards MRS fees for one year only.

Number offered

  • One scholarship available per year.

Selection criteria

  • Awarded on the basis of need to eligible applicant.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities which may include public speaking experience and experience holding office-bearer positions on committees and clubs.
  • Evidence of significant active involvement within the Indigenous community.
  • Capacity and willingness to act as an ambassador on behalf of Indigenous people at MRS events and activities throughout the year.
  • Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.

To retain this scholarship:

How to apply

Other Information:

  • For Year 12 students, submit a scholarship application through VTAC.
  • For current students, submit your application directly to Monash.
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred.
  • You cannot hold this scholarship in conjunction with the Abstudy Residential Cost Option.

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.