Santa Singh and Balwant Kaur Scholarship

Santa Singh and Balwant Kaur Scholarship

The Santa Singh and Balwant Kaur Scholarship will recognise and encourage Indigenous Australian women to allow them to realise their full academic potential.


3 Aug - 6 Nov 2020

Total scholarship value


Number offered

One scholarship per year

Vicky Xu

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)

Vicky Xu: Helping you achieve your full potential

A scholarship has helped give me and my family peace of mind. Knowing that a large portion of my tuition costs has been covered, I can better focus my attention to my studies.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • An Indigenous Australian
  • Identify as female
  • A commencing or continuing undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) student enrolled at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Consideration will be given to students from one or more of Monash University’s defined equity or personal disadvantage groups (for domestic students only)
    • from regional and remote areas of Australia
    • experiencing financial disadvantage
    • have a disability or long-term medical condition
    • experiencing difficult circumstances
  • A full time OR part time student
  • 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.


  • $8000 per 48 credit points of study for one year only

Number offered

  • One scholarship will be awarded each year

Selection criteria

  • Awarded on the basis of need.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must receive a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 50 to receive their second semester payment.

How to apply

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.