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. Applications open in late April/early May each year.
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:
Scholars will have access to a range of activities and events that will support their success at high school and enable them to discover what it’s really like to be a university student.
Exploring career ambitions
The program showcases Monash’s many course options across our 10 faculties and the broad range of career paths these courses can lead to. There is also opportunity to explore the changing nature of work, and develop key workplace skills such as networking and team building.
Defining personal aspirations
A Monash education aims to equip students for life, and not just the classroom. The Scholars Program reflects this ethos by giving students extra-curricular skills.
The Monash Scholars program brings high achieving students together. Like-minded participants gain the opportunity to build their social networks, to sustain them through their final years of school and into university.
Hear from our scholars
Nossal High School
2013-2015 Monash Scholars cohort
Currently in 5th year Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts
“I was a part of the inaugural Monash Scholars’ cohort and graduated in 2015. The best part of the program was the people. It was incredible to have an opportunity to meet with like minded and inspiring students from across the state whilst I was still in high school – it also meant that on the first day, there were plenty of familiar faces on campus! Highlights of the program for me were the many interactive seminars run by the Monash Scholars’ team covering areas such as leadership and networking. Being part of the Monash Scholars’ program whilst in high school gave me confidence when starting at Monash – I already knew the campus, had made friends and knew what to expect from my classes, making the transition seamless. Facilitated by the amazing Monash Scholars’ team, I also had the opportunity to connect with lecturers in my interest areas and professional staff at the university, broadening my horizons and inspiring my future study before I even finished school”.
John Paul College
2015-2017 Monash Scholars cohort
Currently in 3rd year Bachelor of Education (Honours)/Bachelor of Science
"I was part of the Scholars’ cohort that started in 2015. I think the most valuable thing about the program was preparing me for university and being able to know my way around campus before uni started. It can be very daunting starting first year uni and not knowing anyone. I still hang out with some of my friends from the program now. I chose Monash as it was one of the only unis that offered astronomy as part of a science degree and allowed me to do a double degree in education. At the time I thought I wanted to study at Monash so I applied for the Scholars’ program because I thought it would help me decide if Monash was a good fit for me”.
2013-2015 Monash Scholars cohort
Currently in 5th year Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce
“I was part of the inaugural Monash Scholars’ cohort in 2013. The best thing I got out of the program was being able to meet people from different schools and attending the workshops. My favourite workshop was the Monash Scholars’ Knowledge Summit where I got to participate in team building activities and develop problem-solving skills. There was a mixture of games and presentations, it was such a memorable event! Some of the friends I made in Monash Scholars ended up studying a similar course to me at Monash, so it was less daunting to attend my first week at university. I also found that attending the Monash Scholars’ events helped me to become familiar with Monash’s campuses so I already knew my way around when uni started”.