The Pinnacle Science Scholarship

The Pinnacle Science Scholarship

The Pinnacle Science Scholarship be introduced to empower intellectually gifted students to develop as future leaders with the capacity to have a positive impact in society through science and innovation.


No application required

Total scholarship value


Number offered

Two scholarships

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)


It's hard to learn when you're experiencing financial stress. My scholarship provided support to remove barriers to my education and helped me reach my potential.

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:

  • A continuing undergraduate student that has completed 48 credit points of study.
  • Enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Science single or double degree at a Monash campus in Australia.


  • $8,000 per 48 credit points of study up to three years.
  • On-campus MRS accommodation allowance of $14,000 per annum up to two years. You must apply directly to Monash Residential Services (MRS) for on-campus accommodation.
  • A one-off $10,000 grant to assist towards the cost of undertaking an international internship with a Monash overseas industry partner or three-month exchange with one of Monash University's prestigious international partner universities.

Number offered

Two scholarships will be awarded each year.

Selection criteria

  • Awarded based on merit. Students must have achieved a minimum distinction Weighted Average Mark (70%)
  • Applicants must have:
    • achieved a track record of academic excellence and a commitment to academic success in their Science degree
    • the ability to succeed in the face of adversity and to overcome obstacles
    • the ability to work effectively both in a team and in a leadership role
    • ability to work effectively both in a team and in a leadership role
    • an entrepreneurial mindset
    • commitment to make a positive impact through their science to benefit Australians and the wider community.

To retain this scholarship:

  • Recipients must maintain a minimum Distinction Weighted Average Mark of 70.

How to apply

  • No application is required. All eligible students will be automatically assessed.
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred.

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.