Announcing John Monash Scholarship to Asia – Supported by Woodside Energy

woodsideadvertWoodside and the General Sir John Monash Foundation have announced a 2014 John Monash Scholarship dedicated for postgraduate study in Asia. The first Scholarship is offered in 2013 for the 2014 academic year, and Scholarships will also be offered in 2014 and 2015. This is the first time elite Scholarships have been offered exclusively at Asian universities. Each John Monash Scholarship will be awarded for up to three years.

Woodside is Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, and has been operating the landmark Australian project the North West Shelf, one of the world’s premier liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, for more than 28 years. Woodside now operates six of the seven LNG processing trains in Australia, helping to meet the demand for cleaner energy from pipeline customers in Australia and LNG customers in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Woodside also operates four oil floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels in the Exmouth Basin, North West Shelf and Timor Sea. Woodside’s international assets include deepwater production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico plus acreage in the USA, Brazil, Peru, Republic of Korea and the Canary Islands.

The Woodside 2014 John Monash Scholarship demonstrates the importance Woodside places on investing in future leaders, and their commitment to furthering Australia’s links with Asia. The General Sir John Monash Foundation has already supported a number of Scholars to study Asian opportunities and issues in the last 10 years, although until 2012 all of these studied in Europe or North America. In 2013, the Foundation elected Kate Smith as the first Scholar to conduct her postgraduate studies at an Asian university. Kate, a Queensland native and graduate of the University of Melbourne, speaks five languages and will study environmental engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The collaboration between Woodside and the Foundation ensures that this focus continues, confirming Asia as a strategic partner for Australia for coming generations.

In thanking Woodside, General Sir John Monash Foundation Chairman Jillian Segal AM noted: “We are delighted to partner Woodside in this outstanding initiative. We believe that, in the Asian Century, Woodside is demonstrating its Australian leadership with a commitment to support the best young minds to study in this most important region of the world”.

The Scholarship is being advertised nationally, and Applications will close on 31 August 2013. After two rounds of interviews, the Scholarship is expected to be awarded in mid to late November this year. The Scholarship winner, selected on the basis of intellectual skills, leadership potential, and expected contribution to Australia, will receive A$50,000 per year for up to three years to study for a postgraduate degree at an Asian university.


For further details and to apply for this Scholarship click here.