Supporting documentation

In most cases you need to provide supporting documentation to substantiate your claim when applying for an equity (disadvantage) scholarship. If you're not sure which category applies to you, refer to our equity definitions.

Documentation must be submitted by Friday 17 February 2017 (5pm). Documentation can be scanned and emailed to sebs.csu.documents@monash.edu

Financial disadvantage

Your application must include the following:

If you are receiving Centrelink benefits

  1. You can authorise Monash to electronically obtain details of your Centrelink benefits (Centrelink Confirmation eServices) by providing your Customer Reference Number (CRN) in your application. Your CRN must match your family name and date of birth recorded with Centrelink to produce a valid outcome. If you provide a valid CRN, you are not required to supply additional financial documentation or statements. Your Centrelink benefits must be valid at the time Monash verifies your benefits with Centrelink. This is when scholarship applications close.
  2. If you do not provide your CRN in your application you can obtain a statement of benefit (including your annual income figure) from Centrelink and submit a certified copy of this statement. You must also provide a certified copy of your Health Care Card or Pension Card, details of your household structure and details of any payments received in exceptional circumstances. This documentation must be dated within the last 3 months from the date of your scholarship application.

Any documentation that is not in your name (i.e. the applicant) must list the relationship of the person to you.

Family Tax Benefit A

If your family is receiving Family Tax Benefit A (FTB A) you must provide a statement within the last 3 months, showing receipt of FTB A which clearly lists all family members and the annual household income.

Any documentation that is not in your name (i.e. the applicant) must list the relationship of the person to you.

If you are not receiving Centrelink benefits

If you are not eligible for any Centrelink benefits you will be asked to describe the financial hardship you have experienced and how this has affected your education. You must explain why you are not currently receiving Centrelink benefits, how long the circumstances have lasted, and whether you expect these  circumstances to continue in the future.

You must provide the following:

  1. A certified copy of your Australian Tax Office Notice of Financial Assessment for the 2015/16 financial year. If you do not have this document then provide three consecutive pay slips (or certified copies ) dated within the last 3 months from the date of your scholarship application.
  2. If you depend financially upon other people (i.e. your parents or a partner) you must provide the following FOR EACH contributing member of your household to support your claim:
    1. A certified copy of their Australian Tax Office-Notice of Financial Assessment for the 2015/16 financial year. If this document is not available then provide 3 consecutive pay slips (or certified copies ) dated within the last 3 months from the date of your scholarship application, and
    2. A statement specifying their yearly or weekly contributions to you. In the statement they must also provide details of any other dependent children, including their ages and whether or not they are tertiary students living at home.

Any documentation that is not in your name (i.e. the applicant) must list the relationship of the person to you.

Indigenous Australian background

Your status will be verified by the Monash Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit.

Recent refugee

Your application must include the following:

  1. A description of your circumstances and living conditions prior to leaving your country
  2. Details of your education completed prior to arriving in Australia and any education you have completed in Australia
  3. Details of your travel method and route to Australia (specifically how long it took between leaving your country and arriving in Australia).

Difficult circumstances

Your application must include the following:

  1. A statement describing the nature of your difficult circumstances and the effect this has had on your educational performance – this will provide the assessor the information they need to understand the effect of the disadvantage.
  2. A confidential statement of support form (PDF, 0.03 MB) downloaded and completed as detailed in the form by a relevant responsible person, unrelated to you, who can verify your circumstance/s.

A responsible person can be a:

  • Doctor or health care professional
  • Lawyer
  • Social worker
  • Registered counsellor
  • Religious or community leader
  • School principal/teacher/senior member of school staff.

Regional and remote areas

This category applies if you live or have lived in a regional and remote area of Australia as determined by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remotness Areas Locator.

Disability or long-term medical condition

You must provide the following with your application:

  1. An impact statement describing your disability or medical condition and demonstrating the effect on your educational performance. This statement provides the person assessing your application the information they need to understand the effect of the disadvantage.
  2. You must also submit a confidential statement of support form (PDF, 0.03 MB) completed by a relevant health care professional (unrelated to you) who is currently treating you and can verify your circumstance/s.

If you're a current Monash student and unable to provide a confidential statement of support, you can provide a letter from the Monash University Disability Liaison Unit (DLU).

Attended an under-represented school

No supporting documentation is required. You will be assessed based on the school selected in your application.