The General Sir John Monash Foundation is grateful to its Supporters for their continuing contribution to the Foundation’s Endowment Fund and to its awards.
Major Australian Corporate Supporters
The initial and largest supporter of the Foundation was the Commonwealth of Australia through the Prime Minister’s Office in the first instance, and more recently with joint funding from the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).
The Foundation proudly acknowledges the following organisations for their support of the Foundation and its Scholars.
The Foundation’s special thanks go to:
Australian Catholic University
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university funded by the Australian Government. With six campuses in Australia and programs overseas, ACU was opened on 1 January 1991 following the amalgamation of four Catholic tertiary institutions in eastern Australia.
ACU has an established reputation for quality and innovative teaching with specialist undergraduate and postgraduate education in disciplines including arts, business, business information systems, education, environmental science, exercise science, midwifery, music, nursing, paramedicine, psychology, philosophy, social sciences, social work, theology, religious education and visual arts.
The Australian Catholic University sponsorship provides annual income towards a perpetual Universities Scholarship; a new Scholar elected each year, commencing in 2013.
BHP Billiton is the world’s largest diversified natural resources company. The company is among the world’s major producers of major commodities, including aluminum, copper, energy coal, iron ore, manganese, metallurgical coal, nickel, silver and titanium minerals, and uranium along with substantial interests in oil and gas.
Formed from a merger between BHP and Billiton in 2001, BHP Billiton is a global organisation with over 100 locations throughout the world, and has 100,000 employees and contractors.
The BHP Billiton sponsorship provides a new Scholar elected each year for 10 years, commencing in 2013.
The Chairman’s Circle is a select group of Australian leaders who commit to private contributions supporting a John Monash Scholarship. The Circle was initiated by Foundation Chairman Jillian Segal AM, and includes some of Australia's most prominent business, community, and philanthropic leaders. This initiative will support one new Scholar per year for the next 10 years, and election of that Scholar will be celebrated with the Chairman's Circle.
Commonwealth Bank Foundation
The Commonwealth Bank established the Commonwealth Bank Foundation in 2003 with a $70million contribution, building on the Bank’s community activities and contributions towards education and financial literacy over the previous 70 years. The Foundation encourages developments in education, in particular the financial literacy skills of young Australians and Indigenous Australians. The Commonwealth Bank were proud recipients of the 2009 Australian Business Award for Community Contribution.
Flinders University was opened in 1966 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and has since built a reputation for its excellence in teaching and research. Flinders has around 1,900 staff, 16 500 students (over 3100 international students from more than 85 countries), almost 300 courses, and over 55 000 Alumni. It was the first university in the world to have a bachelor course in nanotechnology, and the first in Australia to offer a graduate entry medical course.
The Flinders sponsorship provides an annual contribution towards a perpetual Universities Scholarship; a new Scholar elected each year, commencing in 2013.
Named after engineer, military leader and public administrator Sir John Monash, Monash University was established in 1958, and has grown to become the largest university in Australia, with more campuses across the world than any other Australian university.
Monash University has six local campuses in Victoria, as well as two international campuses in Sunway, Malaysia and in South Africa. They also have international presence in Italy and India. With approximately 60,000 students (and 270,000 alumni) the University has 10 faculties: Art and Design; Arts; Business and Economic; Education; Engineering; Information Technology; Law; Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Science.
Five of the John Monash Scholars elected to date have studied at Monash University. Monash University also provides the secretariat for the Victorian Selection Panel of the Scholarships.
Monash University provides an annual contribution towards a perpetual Universities Scholarship; a new Scholar elected each year, commencing in 2013.
Murdoch University, in Western Australia, has more than 18,000 students and 1,400 staff. The university’s students are enrolled in over 200 undergraduate degrees and postgraduate courses across a range of disciplines, including Veterinary Science, Law, Education, Psychology, Business, Security Terrorism and Counterterrorism and Nursing. The university promotes a culture of working together, to explore new ways of thinking and making new discoveries.
Murdoch University sponsorship provides annual income towards a perpetual Universities Scholarship; a new Scholar elected each year, commencing in 2014.
The Origin Foundation is a philanthropic foundation established by Origin Energy in 2010. Its focus, chosen by the people of Origin, is the power of education, training, and development to transform lives and improve communities. Through its Grant Program, the Foundation provides funding to groups that share a belief in the potential of education to change lives. The Foundation also provides partners such as the John Monash Foundation with access to the time and skills of Origin people Since the Origin Foundation has worked with the John Monash Foundation, its executives have provided invaluable support to promotion of the Scholarships, and to the Scholars through mentoring as they establish their careers.
The Origin Foundation sponsors two John Monash Scholarships in each of 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2021. These Scholarships are aligned with the fields of sustainability and engineering.
The Pratt Foundation was established in 1978 by Richard and Jeanne Pratt with the shared vision of supporting charitable enterprises and adding value to philanthropy. The Foundation is now one of the largest private sources of philanthropy in Australia, and has been a supporter of the General Sir John Monash Foundation since its inception.
RMIT is Australia’s largest tertiary institution and is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology (2011 QS World University Rankings). The University is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures.
Since 1887, RMIT has grown and now has three campuses in Australia, and two in Vietnam, offering programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, India and Europe. The University’s student population of 74,000 includes 30,000 international students, of whom more than 17,000 are taught offshore.
The RMIT sponsorship provides an annual contribution towards a perpetual Universities Scholarship; a new Scholar elected each year, commencing in 2013.
The Trust Company
The Trust Company is one of Australia’s longest-serving financial services companies with over A$1 billion in charitable funds under administration, providing trustee services for personal, corporate and philanthropy clients. It serves as trustee for over 800 charitable trusts, The Trust Company has recently launched a new Engaged Philanthropy program, designed to create lasting social impact in the community. This is led by 17 strategic partnerships with key non-profit organisations across the sector.
The Trust Company Group is supporting the General Sir John Monash Foundation through an allocation from the Fred P Archer Bequest. Fred Archer (1890-1977) was an extraordinary Australian who played an important role in New Guinea both commercially and in Coast Watch through the Second World War, and whose estate provides funds for a variety of causes. A brief biography of Fred Archer is attached. The General Sir John Monash Foundation is using the Fred Archer funds to design its own bequests program.
University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is one of Australia’s oldest universities celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2003. Today, more than 44,500 students are enrolled at Melbourne. Of the total student population, over 1,000 students are international students from more than 115 countries. The influence of the University reaches into every aspect of the City of Melbourne’s life, whether through its students and staff, 30 teaching hospitals, affiliated institutions, residential colleges and halls of residence, the Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne University Publishing, and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, or its research centres.
13 of the 73 John Monash Scholars have come from the University of Melbourne – the most successful of the universities to date.
The University of Melbourne sponsorship provides an annual contribution towards a perpetual Universities Scholarship; a new Scholar elected each year, commencing in 2013.
University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia¹s premier learning and research institutions. It is the oldest university in Queensland and has produced almost 197,000 graduates since opening in 1911. Its teachers have won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other Australian university. Today, UQ has almost 44,000 students who study across its four main campuses in southeast Queensland.
Five of the John Monash Scholars elected to date have studied at the University of Queensland. The University also provides the secretariat for the Queensland Selection Panel of the Scholarships.
The UQ sponsorship provides an annual contribution towards a perpetual Universities Scholarship; a new Scholar elected each year, commencing in 2013.
University of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia is recognised internationally as a leading university. Its research, academic staff and facilities combine to make it Western Australia's leading university, and consistently ranks in the top 120 international universities and in the top 10-18 universities in the Asia-Pacific region. UWA hosts the WA&NT Selection Panel for the John monash Scholarships each year, and to the end of October 2011 eight John Monash Scholars had been elected from Western Australia and the Northern Territory; six of them from UWA.
The UWA sponsorship provides annual income towards a perpetual Universities Scholarship; a new Scholar elected each year, commencing in 2013. UWA was the first to join this Universities Scholarship scheme within the John Monash Scholarships.
University of Wollongong
The University of Wollongong (UOW) traces its origins to 1951. Since this time, UOW has grown into an international university with over 26,000 students spread across three campuses and five access centres.
The university offers a wide range of courses across nine faculties - Arts, Education, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Engineering, Law, Science, Informatics, Commerce and Creative Arts. These faculties incorporate 40 teaching units with some 865 members of academic staff and over 1,700 staff overall.
The University of Wollongong sponsorship provides an annual contribution towards a perpetual Universities Scholarship; a new Scholar elected each year, commencing in 2013.
Sponsors of Previous Scholarships
Wesfarmers is one of Australia's largest listed companies. Launched in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers' cooperative and headquartered in Perth, its business operations covers supermarkets and department stores; home improvement and office supplies; coal mining; insurance; chemicals, energy and fertilisers; and industrial and safety products. Wesfarmers is one of Australia's major employers and has a shareholder base of approximately 500,000. Wesfarmers' subsidiary Coles Myer was a supporter of the Foundation from 2004 to 2007.
In 2013, Wesfarmers agreed to support a John Monash Scholarship offered in Western Australia, contributing $300,000 over the next ten years.
Australian Capital Equity
Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd (ACE), incorporated in 1980 is an Australian proprietary company generating revenue from investment and management of shares in public and private companies. ACE operates solely in Australia, and its head office is located in West Perth, Western Australia. ACE has been a supporter of the Foundation for the last three years.
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 157,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries Boeing’s presence in Australia is the company’s largest footprint outside the United States. Boeing supported the John Monash Foundation from 2004 to 2006.
Macquarie Group Foundation
The Macquarie Group Foundation is one of Australia’s oldest and largest corporate foundations contributing to more than 900 community organisations. The Group is also committed to projects specifically aimed at supporting Indigenous communities. Macquarie supported the John Monash Foundation from 2004 to 2008.
Tenix Pty Ltd
The Tenix Group was formed in 1997, to hold the defense assets of the Transfield Group, itself formed in 1957. It has grown through acquisition, and divested its defence activities in 2008. Tenix Pty Limited still runs substantial engineering-related operations with businesses including Tenix Alliance, Tenix Solutions and Tenix LADS. Tenix has been a long-term supporter of the John Monash Foundation.
Westfield Group is the world's largest listed retail property group by equity market capitalisation. The Group has interests in and operates a global portfolio of regional shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and United Kingdom. Westfield was a major sponsor of the Foundation from 2003 to 2005, and again in 2007.
WorleyParsons Limited is a major Australian provider of professional services to the energy, resource, and complex process industries. The company has a market capitalisation greater than AU$4 billion, and has supported the John Monash Foundation since 2004.