MRS Queer Leadership scholarship

MRS Queer Leadership scholarship

Monash Residential Services (MRS) on campus accommodation represents a diverse community (60+ nationalities) and residents represent cultures, religion, race and beliefs from all over the world, MRS is committed to maintaining LGBTIQ inclusivity within these diverse communities that house over 3000 residents. This scholarship will serve as a pathway to provide students of diverse genders and sexualities the capability to afford accommodation on campus at MRS, in a community that is accepting and respectful of their diversity.


3 Aug - 6 Nov 2020

Total scholarship value

Up to $3500

Number offered

Two per year

Rafi Haddad

MRS Accommodation Scholarship

Rafi Haddad: Getting help with accommodation

Moving closer to campus has decreased my travel time and provided me with more time and energy to dedicate towards my studies.

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:

  • Enrolled or intending to enrol full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Be intending to reside at MRS or a current resident with MRS. You must apply directly to Monash Residential Services (MRS) for on-campus accommodation.
  • Identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer* (LGBTIQ).
  • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.

*In this context queer is used as an umbrella term to describe people of diverse genders and sexualities.


  • Full scholarship: $350 paid monthly by MRS as rental rebates over 10 months (February to November).
  • Half scholarship: $175 paid monthly by MRS as rental rebates over 10 months (February to November).

Number offered

  • Two scholarships available per year.

Selection criteria

  • Based on academic achievement and interview performance, demonstrating:
    • Commitment to promoting awareness and understanding of issues that may affect people of diverse genders and sexualities.
    • Confidence about sharing that knowledge in order to make a difference.

To retain this scholarship:

How to apply

  • Commencing and current Monash students apply directly to Monash.
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred.
  • Cannot be held with any other Monash Accommodation Scholarship.

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 direct to Monash