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“The privilege of education carries great responsibilities – it is given not for individual benefit alone, but to befit persons for the higher duties of citizenship and for roles of leadership in all fields to make Australia great.” General Sir John Monash, 1920.
John Monash Scholarships recognise excellence and leadership, and celebrate one of Australia’s finest leaders: General Sir John Monash. Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Australian graduates to support them with post graduate study at the world’s best universities. Successful applicants have demonstrated excellence in their field, leadership potential, and a vision for how they can contribute to a better Australia. The John Monash Scholarships are not limited by age, gender, academic field of study or choice of overseas university.
The first group of John Monash Scholars was selected in 2004, since then the alumni has grown to 182 Scholars and the John Monash Scholarship has become one of Australia’s most important postgraduate scholarship programme. The Foundation and Scholarships are proudly supported by the Australian Government, private sector organisations, universities and individuals.
Between 15 and 20 postgraduate Scholarships are available, depending on the quality of the candidates, each valued at AUD $70,000 per year for a maximum of three years (up to AUD $210,000 ).
For the applicants who receive a John Monash Scholarship, the benefits are immediate and enduring. John Monash Scholars achieve national and local recognition through the publicity offered to the Scholarships, and the Foundation and the John Monash Scholars form a professional network which continues to provide support for Scholars throughout their career.
If you have a record of achievement and the desire to play a leadership role for Australia contact us to discuss an application; the Foundation will be delighted to hear from you.
In awarding John Monash Scholarships, factors considered include:
The following world class universities offer partial fee waivers to John Monash Scholars:
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To be eligible to apply for a John Monash Scholarship you must:
The Scholarships support any postgraduate degree however the Applicant must be able to argue the merits of the chosen course and institution. The Foundation encourages applicants to look beyond the ‘big name’ Universities and explore where dynamic, innovative work is being done in their field.
The Scholarships are granted for the commencement of a study programme in the calendar year following the year of application and selection.
Above 2014 Scholar Kathryn Roberts with Prof Peter Darvall AO, Chair of the National Selection Panel
Selection Calendar for the 2020 Scholarships:
Skype panel for overseas candidates
Panels in ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC
The National Selection Panel will interview candidates in Melbourne and in Sydney. (Dates TBA) This panel makes recommendations to the Board which will make the final selection of Scholars for 2020.
Winners of a John Monash Scholarship are informed by the CEO of the Foundation a few days after the final interviews, and are publicly announced at a ceremony in December.
A. Applications open yearly on the 1st of May and close on the midnight of 14th of July.
A. No, to be eligible for the John Monash Scholarship you must plan on undertaking your postgraduate degree the year after application and selection. E.g. applying in 2018 for a PhD commencing at any stage throughout 2019. Please note that it is not a part of the eligibility criteria to have already been accepted into your course. Depending on the application intakes for your proposed course of study it is only necessary that you have applied or plan on applying.
A. You must have two references submitted with your application. Referees should be the most senior people who can speak to your leadership capabilities, whether they be an academic or industry based referral.
A. No, this is not a part of the eligibility criteria to apply. However, the expectation is that academic results will be outstanding. If there are variables in your grades throughout your academic career, it would be expected that applicants give context to this in their application.
A. Applications close on the midnight of July 14th. All applicants should expect to hear if they are being progressed to the state interview round in the last week of August. This notification will be by email.
A. Yes. There is no limit to the number of times you can apply for the John Monash Scholarship. Feedback from your prior application can be provided.
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