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Applications for the John Monash Scholarships are now open

The General Sir John Monash Foundation offers up to twenty Scholarships per year for postgraduate study at leading overseas universities. The John Monash Scholarships recognise excellence and leadership, and celebrate one of Australia's finest leaders: General Sir John Monash.

About The John Monash Scholarships.

Do you have the potential to become a leader in your field and to help build a better future for Australia?

Applications are now open for the 2017 John Monash Scholarships. It is your chance to obtain up to $195,000 (tax free) over three years to assist your overseas study. The John Monash Scholarships are not limited by gender, age, field of study or choice of overseas university.

Are you a potential John Monash Scholar?

John Monash Scholars are real people determined to build a better future for Australia. Those awarded a John Monash Scholarship have a plan – a plan that combines their field of study, their personal skills and their ambition into real solutions for real problems. They identify key issues and areas of potential high-value improvement.  And, they don't just identify problems – they develop realistic, practical pathways to create solutions.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible to apply for a John Monash Scholarship you must be an Australian Citizen. Also, you must have completed or be about to complete an undergraduate degree from an Australian University. And, be able to undertake postgraduate study at an overseas university commencing in the calendar year following the year of application and selection. (You do not need to have already been accepted to an overseas university to apply for this scholarship.) Finally, we will need to hear from referees, who agree that you have the potential to be a John Monash Scholar. Mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply.

How to apply.

Applications are now open. You may apply for a John Monash Scholarship by going online to the website – – and completing the official application. It is a good idea to begin your application early so you can dedicate the required time. The closing date for applications is 1 August 2016.

The selection process.

It's quite straightforward. Go online and complete your initial written application. Those chosen to proceed are interviewed by a three-tier selection panel process: First Review, State Selection Panel and National Selection Panel. If successful, you may be approved by the Board and offered a scholarship.

One small step. One giant leap.

Applying for a John Monash Scholarship may seem like a small step.

It can be much more than that.

Remember, it's not only about what you have done – it's about your true potential. The John Monash Scholarship will allow you to pursue your passion via postgraduate studies at an international institution. It is an opportunity to take your own pathway to achievement and a chance to focus your career ambition on a specific strategy that directly benefits your field of study and Australia.

When you apply it demonstrates you have the positive attitude, the desire and the skills to maximise that potential. To search for a better way. To make the most of yourself. It can transform one small step into a giant leap for you and for Australia when you become a John Monash Scholar.

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Published on: 03 Jun 2016 12:51pm