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.

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

Recent News

    Scholarships and Project Manager role – Applications now open!

    Are you passionate about identifying and supporting outstanding Australians with leadership potential who are pursuing study opportunities overseas? We’re now accepting applications for a full-time Scholarships and Project Manager position. Click here to read more about this exciting opportunity!

    Message from Jillian Segal AM, Chairman of the Foundation

    On behalf of the Board of the General Sir John Monash Foundation I am delighted to announce the appointment of Annemarie Rolls as our new CEO effective February 1. Annemarie brings excellent experience and skills to the Foundation. Most recently… Read more »