John Gandel Scholarship and Pauline Gandel Scholarship

The Gandel Scholarship program was structured to support the award of two scholarships each year:

  • John Gandel Scholarship
  • Pauline Gandel Scholarship

Benefits

  • $6000 per annum, paid in four equal instalments, for the duration of the degree up to a maximum of 4 years.
  • $6000 paid towards MRS fees (in the first year only).
  • Up to $12,900 for a Residential Advisor Scholarship (from the second year of the degree)
  • $4000 one-off Global Scholarship (from the second year of the degree)
  • An invitation to apply for a place in Monash Minds - our program that connects high-achieving first year students.

Number offered

  • Two scholarships are available each year, one for a male student (John Gandel Scholarship) and one for a female student (Pauline Gandel Scholarship).

Selection

  • Based on academic achievement, personal circumstances, social or financial disadvantage and leadership potential.
  • Applicants will be interviewed to assess their commitment to making a difference to others through leadership and community involvement.
  • Consideration will be given to students who are experiencing social disadvantage such as those who are from communities under-represented in higher education including those, but not limited to recent refugee arrivals in Australia, Indigenous Australian or those who find themselves in difficult circumstances.

Eligibility

All conditions must be met

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa.
  • Commencing student enrolling full-time in an undergraduate degree at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Selected to be an Access Monash Ambassador.
  • Residing in Monash Residential Services
  • Experiencing social or financial disadvantage.
  • Minimum ATAR or equivalent of 90.00.
Retention

Application and other information

  • Cannot be deferred.
  • You must apply for equity scholarships through VTAC to be considered.
  • You must apply to become an Access Monash Ambassador when applying for this scholarship.
  • Recipients must provide a report to the donor at the end of the year and attend the annual Gandel Scholar's lunch.