Nick Apostolidis Community Leadership Scholarship

Nick Apostolidis Community Leadership Scholarship

Monash Leaders Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to support Engineering undergraduate students who come from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds but are demonstrating drive and leadership skills in pursuit of a bright future.


03 Aug - 06 Nov 2020

Total scholarship value

Up to $18,000

Number offered

One per year

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


The financial support from my scholarship allows me to work less, focus more on my studies, and contribute through the Access Monash mentoring program. It has also connected me with a scholarship donor who worked in my field, and is now a great mentor to me as I work out where I want to end up and how to navigate the challenges of studying an Engineering degree.

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:

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • An Australian citizen or a New Zealand citizen
  • Holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • From one or more of the following Monash University defined equity or personal disadvantage group
    • Indigenous Australians
    • Low SES home address
    • From regional and remote areas of Australia
    • Have a low income
    • Have a disability or long-term medical condition
    • Recent refugee
  • A continuing undergraduate student enrolled full-time in at least their second year, in any single or double degree within the Faculty of Engineering at a Monash campus in Australia University
  • Selected to be an Access Monash Mentor


$6000 per annum up to 3 years.

Number offered

One scholarship per year.

Selection criteria

The scholarship will be awarded based on need and leadership potential as demonstrated in the Access Monash Mentoring interview.

To retain this scholarship:

  • Must maintain full-time enrolment
  • Must continue to participate as an Access Monash Mentor
  • Must maintain a minimum WAM of 60%

How to apply

  • You must apply to become an Access Monash Mentor. Application period for Access Monash Mentoring: 2 August to 22 October 2021
  • Applications for current students are open 17 January - 4 March (2pm) 2022 apply directly to Monash
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred
  • This scholarship cannot be held with any other 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