The General Sir John Monash Foundation was established in 2001 with an initial contribution from the Australian Federal Government together with further contributions from corporate and private sponsors and donors. Its purpose is to raise funds for, and to administer, Australia’s own postgraduate scholarships- the John Monash Scholarships- to foster leadership, expertise and international networks, as well as build Australia’s capabilities for the future.

The John Monash Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to study overseas. The John Monash Scholarships are amongst the most important postgraduate scholarships currently available in Australia.

Our Mission

Our mission is to invest in outstanding Australians from all fields of endeavour who demonstrate remarkable qualities of leadership and have the ability to deliver outcomes and inspire others for the benefit of Australia.

Recent News

    2017 John Monash Scholar Timothy Delport in Engineers Australia

    2017 John Monash Scholar Timothy Delport was interviewed by Engineers Australia! With the help of his John Monash Scholarship, Tim is off to Oxford to complete his doctorate, investigating the barriers to geothermal energy systems being deployed worldwide. Read the… Read more »

    2017 John Monash Oration

    Leadership in Science: How it Impacts Jobs of the Future, Innovation & Energy Security in Australia  On Monday the 28th of August, the annual John Monash Oration took place at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Colonial Theatre in Sydney. The… Read more »

John Monash Scholars 2017


  • Damon Binder

    Damon Binder

  • Zulpha Styer

    Zulpha Styer

  • Mark Brooke

    Mark Brooke

  • Dr Trung Ton

    Dr Trung Ton

  • Dr Ida Whiteman

    Dr Ida Whiteman

  • Dr Ling San Lau

    Dr Ling San Lau