Vice-Chancellor's Ensemble Leadership Scholarship

Vice-Chancellor's Ensemble Leadership Scholarship

Sir John Monash Scholarship for Distinction

A scholarship for current students in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash intending to pursue an honours year. If you are an outstanding music student at Monash participating in an ensemble, you may be eligible for this scholarship and receive $6000 to assist you in your studies. No application is necessary. Eligible students will be invited for an audition or interview.


No application required

Total scholarship value

$6000 for one year only

Number offered

One per year

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

You must also be:

  • A current music performance student in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Participating in an ensemble. (Composition students are not eligible.)


$6000 for one year only (48 credit points of study)

Number offered

  • One per year
  • In the event that there are two equally deserving applicants, the School of Music may split the scholarship and allocate $3000 to the two recipients.

Selection criteria

  • Based on a combination of academic achievement and previous musical performance as determined by the School of Music.
  • Based on performance at an interview or audition.
  • Current students must have achieved a minimum of a distinction average (70% or above) in their principal music study.

To retain this scholarship:

You must maintain satisfactory academic performance as determined by the School of Music.

How to apply

  • No application required. Eligible students will be automatically assessed for this scholarship and invited to an audition/interview by the School of Music.
  • 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.