2017 Monash Scholars events and engagement opportunities

Events are a pivotal and exciting part of engaging with students in our program.  Scholars will be formally invited to the events they are eligible to attend.

A key event that Scholars from all year levels are encouraged to attend is Open Day.

Dates are:

  • Saturday, 5 August – Peninsula
  • Sunday, 6 August – Caulfield, Clayton
  • Sunday, 20 August – Parkville

We’ll have an exclusive high achievers space at Clayton Open Day – so make sure you come and say hi!

We also keep in touch with our Scholars through Facebook cohort groups.  For more details of how to join your cohort group, email monashscholars@monash.edu .

Year 10

Date Event Location
Tuesday, 2 May – Monday, 29 May

Applications open for the Monash Scholars Class of 2017 – 2019

Friday, 30 June – Saturday, 1 July

Welcome events

To welcome our new Scholars into the program, a series of official events have been arranged for Scholars and their families. You’ll discover what opportunities await you over the next few years, and meet the team who manage the program.
Parkville and Caulfield
 Thursday, 6 July

Team building event + How to make the most of Open Day

This first engagement event for new Scholars focuses on building teams and community. You’ll participate in a number of interactive activities that will help you connect with your fellow Scholars, and also learn how to make the most of the Open Days in early August.

Wednesday, 29 November

Preparing for VCE/IB for students and parents

We know your senior years at school are important to you and your family, and want to help you prepare for them.  Scholars will gain tips for study and wellbeing from current high achieving Monash students, and parents will hear from experts regarding supporting their child over the next couple of years.

Year 11

Date Event Location
Saturday, 4 March

How to win friends and influence people

This first Year 11 event focuses on the concept of networking.  Scholars are given the skills to have quality conversations, become aware of their body language and grow their confidence in social situations.

Monash Law Chambers, City
Saturday, 4 March – Friday, 24 March

Applications open for the 2017 Monash Scholars Council

The Monash Scholars Council is a unique opportunity for an engaged group of Year 11 Scholars to come together to influence and lead the Scholars experience for their peers.  All Year 11 Scholars are eligible to apply.

Tuesday, 11 April

Monash Scholars Council Meet and Greet

An induction meeting for the appointed Monash Scholars Council.
Level 7, 271 Collins Street, City
 Friday, 14 July Knowledge Summit The pinnacle event of the Year 11 Scholar’s calendar, the Knowledge Summit is an interdisciplinary opportunity that brings Monash’s 10 faculties together to discuss a current topic. Students will be required to think broadly about a current issue and engage with teaching and research champions from the University. The day will finish with a group dinner and social activity. Clayton
Monday 25 September - School Holidays         

"Choose your own adventure" for Year 11 Scholars  (with assistance from Council)

Specifically designed to reflect the diverse interests of your cohort, the inaugural ‘Choose your own adventure’ event allows you to choose from three selections of informative, experiential and social activities.  Choose from sessions that will best prepare you for next year and beyond, learn about a course you’re interested in and finish the day with some static or active fun!  In addition, you'll be able to play our very own Monash Escape Room.


Year 12

Date Event Location
April school holidays Choosing your path appointments

Year 12 Scholars are able to request for a one-on-one course advice session either in-person or over the phone.

Caulfield and Clayton
Wednesday, 5 July Year 12 Resilience Day

This event will discuss tips for building resilience and inspire you to remain focused for the rest of your Year 12. It will be combined with students from our Monash Extension Program.

Thursday, 28 September Year 12 Scholars break-up event

A fun social event to celebrate the end of the Scholars program for the Class of 2015 – 2017

Mannix College, Clayton
Monday 18 December 

Change of Preference Expo - 3pm-7pm

An opportunity to gather final information and advice once your results are released.


Please note that the Scholars event calendar changes from year-to-year, and is responsive to particular cohort needs and requests.