Sonia Narodowski Scholarship for Refugee or Migrant Students

Sonia Narodowski Scholarship for Refugee or Migrant Students

Achieving Potential Support Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a refugee or migrant commencing any undergraduate degree. It is valued up to $3,000.


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Total scholarship value

Up to $3000

Number offered

One per year

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)


My future seemed uncertain, with no hope of ever going on to higher education before this scholarship. It has changed my life. I'm now able to envision and work towards a better life for me and my family. I've been able to grow my skills from professional development activities such as Engineers without Borders, and am now working towards my goal to use engineering to give back to the less privileged communities.

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:

  • From a refugee and/or migrant background* and
  • Commencing student intending to enrol in an undergraduate degree at a Monash campus in Australia.

*For the purposes of this scholarship, migrant is defined as a person who was born overseas whose usual residence is Australia. A person is regarded as a usual resident if they have been (or are expected to be) residing in Australia for a period of 12 months or more. In the scholarship application, applicants will be asked to make a self-declaration. Students who declare that they are a migrant as per the definition, will be deemed to have fulfilled this condition of the eligibility criteria


  • $3000 paid for one year only.

Number offered

  • One scholarship available per year.

Selection criteria

  • Awarded on the basis of need to eligible applicants. Preference will be given to students who are recent refugees.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You must maintain a weighted average mark of 50 each semester.
  • Recipients will be asked to provide a written progress report on the benefits of the scholarship to the donor including their academic achievements.

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.