MRS Resident Advisor Scholarship

MRS Resident Advisor Scholarship

This scholarship recognises the commitment to the residential community made by volunteer Resident Advisors, who live in Monash Residential Services (MRS).


Apply through Monash Residential Services

Total scholarship value

Up to $4802.55

Number offered


Bachelor of Applied Data Science Advanced (Honours)


I'm more flexible and reassured about my financial situation with a scholarship. It has also given me the opportunity to participate in the Access Monash mentoring program. Not only do I gain satisfaction from helping my student mentees, I've gained leadership and communication skills to help in my future career.

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:

  • A current full-time undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate student enrolled at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • A current resident with Monash Residential Services.
  • Appointed a Resident Advisor with MRS.
  • Minimum of a pass grade average (50%) in the previous academic year.


  • Half scholarship: $240.10 paid monthly by MRS as rental rebates over 10 months (February to November 2022).
  • Three-quarter scholarship: $360.20 paid monthly by MRS as rental rebates over 10 months (February to November 2022).
  • Full scholarship: $480.25 paid monthly by MRS as rental rebates over 10 months (February to November 2022).

* Some Resident Advisor scholarships are awarded over the summer months - December and January to selected applicants and payment will be based on whether the candidate is awarded a full or half scholarship.

**The above rates are for 2022. Rates for 2023 will be available from late October 2023.

Number offered

Varies depending on the number of residents.

Selection criteria

  • Based on an interview process conducted by the college head and/or MRS manager.
  • Successful applicants demonstrate a combination of academic achievement, leadership skills, good communication skills, maturity, enthusiasm, initiative, extra-curricular interests, participation and career interests.

To retain this scholarship:

  • Maintain your role as a current volunteer Resident Advisor with Monash Residential Services
  • Remain in residency with Monash Residential Services
  • Maintain full-time enrolment. Exemptions for this requirement must be sought from the Director, Monash Residential Services in writing.
  • Not be in breach of any current Monash Residential Services - Conditions of Residency.
  • Maintain a minimum pass Weighted Average of 50%.
  • Maintain the support of the Residence’s College Head through ongoing contact and contribution to your residential community and MRS more broadly.
  • Adhere to the MRS Expectations of a Resident Advisor.
  • Not be in breach of  Academic, Research and or General Misconduct

How to apply

  • This scholarship cannot be deferred.
  • All applicants for the role of MRS Resident Advisor will be automatically assessed.
  • This scholarship may be held in conjunction with another accommodation scholarship by approval from Monash Residential Services.

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 the Resident Advisor Recruitment Page