MRS Resident Advisor Scholarship

MRS Resident Advisor Scholarship

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


Apply through Monash Residential Services

Total scholarship value

Up to $4620

Number offered


Sediqa Hussaini

Diploma of Higher Education

Sediqa Hussaini: Because every little bit helps

Receiving a scholarship helps me to focus on my studies. It also means that I know I have the support of others in order to study and reach my goals.

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 or graduate student enrolled at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Appointed a Resident Advisor with MRS.
  • Minimum of a pass grade average (50%) in the previous academic year.


  • Half scholarship: $231.00 paid monthly by MRS as rental rebates over 10 months (February to November).
  • Three-quarter scholarship: $346.55 paid monthly by MRS as rental rebates over 10 months (February to November).
  • Full scholarship: $462.00 paid monthly by MRS as rental rebates over 10 months (February to November).

* 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.

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:

  • Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment. Exemptions for this requirement must be sought from the Director, Monash Residential Services in writing.
  • Recipients must maintain a pass grade average (50%).
  • Recipients must remain in residency with Monash Residential Services and not be in breach of any current Monash Residential Services Conditions of Residency or Residential Tenancy Act (refer to, if residing in studio apartments (NRAS).
  • Recipients must maintain the support of the Residence’s College Head through ongoing contact and contribution to your residential community and MRS more broadly.
  • Recipients must adhere to the MRS resident advisor expectations, outlined in the Role Profiles.

How to apply

  • This scholarship cannot be deferred.
  • All applicants for the position 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