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Wanted: leaders who want to make a difference

Stack of books The John Monash Scholarship are one of Australia’s most prestigious awards, recognising potential leaders in all disciplines.

To apply candidates must have demonstrated excellence in their university degree, together with the ability to lead in the private or public sector. Further, they must provide a compelling case that they  can make a major contribution to the advancement of Australia in their subsequent career.

They must believe that completing a post-graduate qualification at an outstanding institution in another country would give them recognition, skills, and networks that equip them for a leadership role in or for Australia in coming decades.  

The Monash Foundation offers up to eight scholarships each year for post-graduate study at a non-Australian university. Only Australian citizens graduating from Australian universities are eligible to apply.

For the eight applicants who receive a John Monash scholarship each year, the benefits are immediate and enduring. John Monash scholars immediately achieve national and local recognition through the publicity offered to the scholarships.

The scholars are funded for up to three years of study at a leading institution in another country, achieving a qualification that equips them for a greater role. Over the longer term, the scholars are part of a growing community – now over 50 – of outstanding young Australian leaders aspiring to preserve and enhance our nation.

The scholarships provide funding of AUD $50,000 per year for a maximum of three years.  

If you think you have this sort of record of achievement and desire to play a leadership role for Australia, please contact Rhonda Ewart in the Development and Alumni Office to discuss an application. Closing date 31 August 2011.

Contact details for Rhonda are email:  or phone: (03) 6226 2653.  

Published on: 27 May 2011 12:01pm