In the Foundation’s 20th year of selecting Scholars, sixteen Australians have been supported to study overseas after a rigorous national application process that touched every State and Territory. The 2024 Scholars will study across a broad range of fields, from medicine and health to the arts, engineering, business, the law, mathematics, science and Indigenous affairs.
John Monash Scholars were centre stage at a special dinner hosted by KPMG held on Thursday the 29th of November in Brisbane. Friends, supporters, Scholar alumni and members of the Queensland Department of Education came together to celebrate both the Foundation’s 20th year of awarding scholarships as well as the establishment of a new Queensland Government John Monash Scholarship.
The General Sir John Monash Foundation held is 12th Annual Oration, hosted by one of our partners, The Commonwealth Bank in Sydney on the 23rd of November. The John Monash Oration is an annual event providing insight into different aspects of leadership in Australian society.
University of Queensland graduate and former Kenmore State High School student Famin Ahmed has been awarded the first Queensland Government John Monash Scholarship, a newly announced commitment from the Palaszczuk Government.
General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD is widely acknowledged as one of the great Australians. He was Australia’s outstanding military and civilian leader as well as a great contributor to Australian life. Born to German Jewish parents in 1865 in Melbourne, Monash was Dux (jointly) of Melbourne’s Scotch College. He graduated from The University of Melbourne with degrees of a Master of Engineering in 1893, a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law in 1895, and a Doctor of Engineering in 1921. Read more here.
The office of the General Sir John Monash Foundation sits on Wurundjeri country and we warmly acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are privileged to have our working base and pay our respects to the Wurundjeri elders past and present . We would also like to acknowledge and pay our respects to all the traditional custodians of this vast continent, on whose lands our Scholars have been nurtured, which our supporters, board members and staff call home, and where, as a national organisation, we often gather.