How does it work?
The Monash Scholars Program provides selected high achieving students from Years 10 - 12 with an exclusive opportunity to engage with Monash University.
Students apply for and are admitted into the program mid-way through their Year 10. Students must come from a Monash Scholars participating school, and have their application endorsed by their school.
Scholars are expected to commit around 20 hours a year to the program; this will mostly involve attending on-campus events after school hours and during the holidays.
Scholars who successfully gain a place at Monash University after completing Year 12 will continue to receive benefits including leadership and ambassador opportunities.
What are the benefits?
Across Years 10-12, Scholars are invited to a series of events that collectively achieve:
Students are academically supported through their senior education. Exclusive activities offered include a Preparing for Year 11 and 12 workshop and subject-specific revision lectures.
Exploring career ambitions
Monash Scholars will have access to a number of events helping them evolve their understanding of possible career areas, assisting them to gain part-time employment and work experience and developing CVs and interview skills.
Defining personal aspirations
Monash University believes education should enhance a life, not simply prepare a student for a career. Monash Scholars will have the opportunity to explore their ambitions outside and beyond their careers.
The Monash Scholars program brings high achieving students together. Like-minded participants gain the opportunity to build vital social networks, to sustain them through their final years of school and into university.
The benefits also continue should Monash Scholars apply and gain a place as a student at Monash University. There are a number of reserved places for Scholars in the Monash Minds Program, the university’s premier leadership program for first year students. All enrolled Monash Scholars will be invited to apply.
Hear from our scholars
McKinnon Secondary College
Studying Bachelor of Commerce at Monash
"I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Monash Scholars Program. I have been able to get priority access to events run by the university, access to a whole free series of revision lectures and learn so much about the university by being involved in the program. I feel like a know a lot of people by being in the program and this is going to help when I start at Monash.
Looking back on it now, I realised how fortunate I was to be a part of the program and everything it offered. Whilst you are still at school you do not actually realise how much of a head start I had compared to other student.
I definitely recommend to any student looking to join this program."
St Margaret's School
Studying Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at Monash
"Being involved in the Monash Scholars program has made the transition to University so easy and enjoyable because I feel like it has been a consistent point of contact throughout the journey from school to Uni.
As a Monash Scholar I was able to acquire valuable life and career skills that you just don't get the opportunity to learn at school, and these have helped me to adjust to the more independent style of learning outside of the school environment.
I also really appreciated the chance to become familiar with culture of Monash as a university, and it helped me to feel confident that I was making the right decision in choosing to study at Monash."